RNC chairman calls for party to unify behind Trump
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus called on the party to unite behind presumptive presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE minutes after Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Seth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' GOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump MORE announced he would suspend his campaign.
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Cruz dropped out of the race shortly news broke Tuesday night that Trump had won Indiana's primary in what was shaping up to be a landslide.

Trump praised Priebus during his victory speech Tuesday night, saying he had just spoken to the RNC chairman. 

"He's doing a tremendous job, it's not an easy job — when he had 17 egos, and now I guess he's down to one," Trump said, referring to the GOP field.

"We want to bring unity to the Republican Party."

Updated at 9:40 p.m.