Ted Cruz drops out of 2016 Presidential race after loss to Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves with his wife Heidi and daughters, Caroline, right, and Catherine, during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination.

The conservative tea party firebrand who tried to cast himself as the only viable alternative to Trump ended his campaign after a stinging defeat in Indiana’s Republican primary.

Cruz told supporters in Indianapolis that “It appears that path has been foreclosed.”

Cruz said he “left it all on the field of Indiana.”

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