Cruz trounces Trump in Kansas
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Presidential contender Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention 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 John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration 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.