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Cruz, Sanders score upsets in Wisconsin

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as his wife Heidi listens during a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as his wife Heidi listens during a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party’s convention. Democrat Bernie Sanders triumphed over Hillary Clinton but still faces a mathematically difficult path to the White House. Trump’s defeat capped one of the worst periods of his campaign, a brutal stretch that highlighted his weaknesses with women and raised questions about his policy depth. While the billionaire businessman still leads the Republican field, Cruz and an array of anti-Trump forces hope Wisconsin signals the start of his decline. “Tonight is a turning point,” Cruz told cheering supporters at a victory rally/Associated Press. More here.

Question: So the good news is that Donald Trump's path to the nomination has taken a hit. The bad news? Ted Cruz's star is rising. Thoughts?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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