Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) suspended his presidential campaign Tuesday evening following disappointing results out of Indiana.
The news first broke on social media Tuesday ahead of Cruz’s remarks from Indianapolis.
"From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," Cruz said. "Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana."
While he suspended his campaign, Cruz emphasized that he was not "suspending our fight for liberty."
Cruz’s announcement came less than two hours after Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was declared the winner in the Indiana primary in a landslide.
Cruz has sought to gain momentum following disappointing results out of the "Acela primary" one week ago, naming Carly Fiorina as his prospective running mate and insisting that Trump would not make it to the 1,237 delegate count he needs to capture the nomination outright.
He thanked his family, Carly Fiorina, and his supporters during his speech Tuesday night.
The decision to exit by Cruz, Trump’s chief rival for the nomination, will all but clear the way for Trump to capture the Republican nomination for president. The campaign for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has won only his home state, said Tuesday that he would remain in the race.