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Why Is Ted Cruz Gaining On Trump?

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Patrick Svitek
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Texas Tribune
Ted Cruz on campaign trail in Wisconsin the day before his primary win there.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has called this week’s primary victory in Wisconsin “a turning point” in his battle to take the Republican presidential nomination away from Donald Trump.  Patrick Svitek with the Texas Tribune was in Wisconsin and has been covering Cruz’s campaign since Iowa.  Svitek talked with Texas Public Radio’s Shelley Kofler about how Cruz’s organized campaign and outside-the-Beltway message is making him more competitive.

  

They talked about former Sen. Phil Gramm joining the effort to secure support for Cruz from his reluctant senate colleagues.  And what are the hurdles for Cruz as the campaign moves forward?  That, too, is part of the discussion posted here.