Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Getty Images / Darren Hauck

Ted Cruz Wins Wisconsin, Complicating Donald Trump's Nomination Hopes

The senator from Texas has made the chances of a brokered convention a little better.

By Zach Toombs | April 5, 2016

"We are going to win this nomination, and we are going to win the general election," Sen. Ted Cruz said in Wisconsin this week. "We are going to beat Hillary Clinton, and we are going to turn this country around."

Ted Cruz has won Wisconsin's Republican primary, putting him a little closer to Donald Trump's delegate count and increasing the likelihood of a brokered convention.

The Wisconsin loss caps off what might be the toughest two weeks of Donald Trump's campaign, after he said this ... 

Article Continues Below

"There has to be some form of punishment," Trump said on MSNBC.

"For the woman?" Chris Matthews asked.

"Yeah," Trump responded.

... and then saw his already dismal net favorability with women drop to historic lows.

But there is good news for Trump: New York's primary is next, and Trump's healthy lead in his home state is poised to deliver all of 95 delegates — a big boost toward the magic number he needs to clinch the Republican nomination outright.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Presidential Election Coverage