Via The Hill:
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz swept Wyoming’s remaining 14 delegates at Saturday’s state convention, according to media reports.
The Texas senator now holds a total of 23 of Wyoming’s 26 delegates after the county conventions last month, which awarded just one delegate to Donald Trump and one to Marco Rubio. The remaining delegate has not pledged support for any candidate.
The strong showing comes just a week after Cruz cleaned up at Colorado’s state convention, ultimately claiming all 34 of the state’s delegates.
“We had a tremendous show of grassroots support that resulted in a critical victory at today’s Wyoming Republican Convention. The victory continues a momentum shift that started in Utah and carried through Wisconsin, North Dakota and Colorado. Grassroots are rising up,” Cruz said in a statement after his win was announced.
Cruz gave a speech at the Wyoming convention on Saturday that sought to paint himself as the only alternative to Trump and the best chance to defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a general election.
Twelve of the winning delegates at the convention were from Cruz’s official slate.
Trump on Saturday was focusing his efforts on his home state of New York, which he is expected to win by a large margin. Trump supporter Sarah Palin was scheduled to speak in Wyoming on his behalf but canceled just a few days before the convention.