Cruz rolls to victory in Maine

Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzEl Chapo's lawyer fires back at Cruz: 'Ludicrous' to suggest drug lord will pay for wall Democrats have a chance of beating Trump with Julian Castro on the 2020 ticket Poll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again MORE has won Maine's GOP caucuses, according to the state party. 

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The victory was Cruz's second of Super Saturday, coming after the Texas senator claimed Kansas in another runaway win over front-running Trump, who had the endorsement of Maine Gov. Paul LePage. 
 
Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett said at a press conference that Cruz will take 12 of the states delegates; Trump wins nine and Kasich wins two. Because Rubio failed to reach 10 percent of the vote, he does not win any delegates in the state. 
 
Having won half of the Super Saturday states, Cruz will most likely use the momentum to continue to pitch himself as the Republican Party's only hope of stopping Trump.
 
Bennett said that turnout was more than three times that of 2012, with more than 18,000 voters compared to 2012's 5,585.