Cruz sweeps Wyoming GOP convention

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate 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 TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE and one to Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal Break glass in case of emergency — but not for climate change Democrats join GOP in pressuring Biden over China, virus origins 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 ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote 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.