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Ted Cruz: 'We Are Headed to a Contested Convention'

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 01:49 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, coming off a third-place finish in the New York primary, predicts no candidate will reach the 1,237 delegates needed for the GOP presidential nomination before the party's July convention.

In an interview with CBS-owned 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia, the Texas lawmaker predicts he and front-runner Donald Trump will wind up battling for delegates in Cleveland, the Washington Times reports

"We are headed to a contested convention," Cruz says in the interview, the Times reports. "At this point, nobody is getting 1,237. Donald is going to talk all the time about other folks not getting to 1,237. He's not getting there, either. None of us are getting to 1,237."

"And we're going to go into Cleveland," he adds. "I'm going to have a ton of delegates. Donald's going to have a ton of delegates. And it is going to be a battle in Cleveland to see who can earn a majority of the delegates who have been elected by the people."

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was projected to pick up a few delegates in New York, had already been mathematically eliminated from reaching the 1,237 number before the Republican convention, the Times notes.

Cruz is aiming to sway "unbound" delegates and those those committed to other candidates on the first ballot.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, coming off a third-place finish in the New York primary, predicts no candidate will reach the 1,237 delegates needed for the GOP presidential nomination before the party's July convention.
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