Total Solar Eclipse
Featured Series: Total Solar Eclipse
Aug. 21, 2017 will be America's best chance to see a total solar eclipse for the next seven years.

Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Race For President

There are now just two GOP candidates left in the race.
SMS
Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Race For President

After losing in Indiana, Ted Cruz has unexpectedly dropped out of the race.

"I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed," Cruz said.

Including the results from Tuesday's Indiana primary, The New York Times reports Cruz had 566 delegates, far behind front-runner Donald Trump's 1,042 delegates. 

Cruz previously said he would drop out if he lost his home state of Texas, but he was able to win that state. 

His sudden drop out also means a change of plans for Carly Fiorina, who was Cruz's running mate for just seven days. 

The Republican race for president that started with 17 candidates is now down to two: Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich. 

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from CNN.