Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering MORE celebrated his first win on Saturday, saying that his recent victories in the GOP presidential race are terrifying the Republican establishment.

"The scream you hear — the howl that comes from Washington, D.C. — is utter terror at what We the People are doing together,” he said during a speech in Idaho.

A confident Cruz touted his victory in the first GOP contest called on Saturday. His win in Kansas deals an early blow to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE as the Texas senator seeks to position himself as the anti-Trump alternative.

“The last couple of weeks have been extraordinary,” Cruz said. “Then we saw Super Tuesday — results there were extraordinary. Then today, on Super Saturday, we seem to be seeing a continuation of that very same pattern.”

“And what we’re seeing is conservatives coming together, what we’re seeing is Republicans coming together ... what we’re seeing is men and women who love freedom and love the Constitution coming and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign.”

Speaking to reporters after his victory speech, Cruz highlighted his campaign's broad appeal, referencing his straw poll win at the Conservative Political Action Conference and strong early support in Maine.

“To see strong wins across the board is very encouraging,” Cruz said. “And I think what it represents is Republicans coalescing, saying it would be a disaster for Donald Trump to be our nominee and we’re going to stand behind the strongest conservative in the race.”
Cruz again suggested that his rivals who are not able to win states should drop out and unify behind a candidate who can realistically defeat the billionaire businessman.

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

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

No projections have been made in Maine, but early results show Cruz leading.