Cruz sweeps Wyoming GOP convention

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE swept Wyoming’s remaining 14 delegates at Saturday's state convention.

The Texas senator now holds a total of 23 of Wyoming's 26 delegates after the county conventions last month, which awarded just one delegate to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE and one to Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE. The remaining delegate has not pledged support for any candidate.

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The strong showing comes just a week after Cruz cleaned up at Colorado’s state convention, ultimately claiming all 34 of the state’s delegates.

"We had a tremendous show of grassroots support that resulted in a critical victory at today’s Wyoming Republican Convention. The victory continues a momentum shift that started in Utah and carried through Wisconsin, North Dakota and Colorado. Grassroots are rising up," Cruz said in a statement after his win was announced.

Cruz gave a speech at the Wyoming convention on Saturday that sought to paint himself as the only alternative to Trump and the best chance to defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE in a general election.

Twelve of the winning delegates at the convention were from Cruz's official slate. 

Trump on Saturday was focusing his efforts on his home state of New York, which he is expected to win by a large margin. Trump supporter Sarah Palin was scheduled to speak in Wyoming on his behalf but canceled just a few days before the convention.