Cruz sweeps Wyoming GOP convention

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCornyn campaign, Patton Oswalt trade jabs over comedian's support for Senate candidate MJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Liberal survey: Sanders cruising, Buttigieg rising 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 TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE and one to Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDems plot aggressive post-Mueller moves, beginning with McGahn Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Cuban negotiator says Trump's efforts to destabilize Cuba's government will fail 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 ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? 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.