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Ted Cruz Gives Victory Speech in Wisconsin

• April 5, 2016 11:01 pm

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Tuesday in Milwaukee after winning the Wisconsin Republican primary.

With his wife Heidi and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Cruz addressed the crowd and targeted both Republican front-runner Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

"God bless the great state of Wisconsin!" Cruz said.

"Three weeks ago the media said Wisconsin was a perfect state for Donald Trump. But the hard-working men and women of Wisconsin stood and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory for every American," Cruz said to cheers.

Cruz also referenced Clinton's loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.

"Tonight was a bad night for Hillary Clinton. It was a bad night in the Democratic primary, and it was an even worse night for her in the Republican primary," Cruz said.

"We are winning because we are uniting the Republican party. Of the 17 candidates who started this race, a terrific, talented, dynamic field, five have now endorsed this campaign: Rick Perry and Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin's own, Governor Scott Walker.

"Tonight is about unity and tonight is about hope. Young people in America once again have hope that we will bring jobs back to America. By repealing Obamacare, reining in the federal regulators that are killing small businesses, passing a flat tax and abolishing the IRS, we will unleash incredible economic growth. Our border will finally be made secure and sanctuary cities will end.

"Catholic schools and Jewish day schools, Brigham Young and the Little Sisters of the Poor will see a Supreme Court that protects their religious liberty."

Cruz's final remarks of the night was directed toward Clinton.

"So let me just say, Hillary, get ready, here we come," he said.