Presidential contender Ted CruzTed CruzGraham, Cruz proposal to defund the U.N. is misguided Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump 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 TrumpTrump on Dems boycotting inauguration: 'I hope they give me their tickets' DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools Trump: 'I don’t like tweeting’ MORE. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio wades into Trump-Lewis feud 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about Ex-Dem gov: I would have picked Giuliani over Tillerson 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.