Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] rounded up all the at-large 13 delegates at the Colorado Republican state convention in Colorado Springs Saturday night bringing his state delegate total to 34.
The campaign shut out both Donald Trump and John Kasich from being awarded any of the available delegates. Colorado is one of the few states that did not have a preference poll this election cycle, and the Cruz campaign built their apparatus in the state 8 months ago.
The Trump campaign, fraught with organizational issues on the ground in Rocky Mountain State, fired its first state director James Baker days before the convention began almost one week ago. Patrick Davis was hired in Baker’s place.
Additionally, around 2/3 of the delegates proposed to the convention by the Trump campaign never made the ballot as a result of a ballot fee that was never paid by one of the delegates.
Cruz, the only GOP candidate to address the convention Saturday, said of his win that “the credit for that goes to each and every one of you,” he added. “In three weeks, in 10 elections in a row, we have beaten Donald Trump,” Cruz said, referencing the multi layered delegate selection process in Colorado.
The Cruz camp sent out a statement following Cruz’s sweep of the state noting that the Texas senator “has now beaten Trump four times in a row.”
“Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country. Utah, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and tonight’s incredible results in Colorado have proven this: Republicans are uniting behind our campaign because they want a leader with real solutions who will bring back jobs, freedom, and security,” Cruz said.