Cruz trounces Trump in Kansas
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Presidential contender Ted CruzTed CruzBudowsky: Trump’s war against truth Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing Republicans should seize the moment and repeal ObamaCare now MORE has won the Kansas GOP caucuses.

Calling the day "Super Saturday," Cruz said in his victory speech from Idaho, "The scream you hear — the howl that comes from Washington, D.C. — is utter terror at what We the People are doing together.”

With 100 percent of the vote reporting, Cruz had 48.2 percent of the vote, compared to 23.3 percent for Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBudowsky: Trump’s war against truth GOP chairman calls for tighter sanctions on Russia Gorsuch hearings: A referendum on Originalism and corporate power MORE. Marco RubioMarco RubioDem senator: House Intel chairman may have revealed classified info Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing GOP insists FBI probe won’t slow up Trump MORE, who ditched Louisiana campaign events on Friday to campaign in Kansas instead, had 16.7 percent of the vote. John Kasich ended the night with 10.7 percent.

Cruz’s victory in the first of four GOP contests on Saturday is an early hit to Trump. 

On Super Tuesday, the Texas senator walked away with wins in his home state along with Oklahoma and Alaska, and he took Iowa last month. 

Republicans will also vote in primaries and caucuses in Louisiana, Kentucky and Maine on Saturday.