Ted Cruz is favored but Donald Trump is making minor play for national delegates
COLORADO SPRINGS — Ted Cruz continued his dominance in securing Colorado Republican delegates Friday, winning the 5th Congressional District’s three delegates.
In addition to those delegates, who chose to be bound to him at the party’s national convention in Cleveland, the Texas senator also picked up the district’s three alternate delegates.
The Republican presidential candidates are hunting for delegates in Colorado this weekend, where Cruz is looking to build on his lead and the other candidates are hoping to stop his momentum.
The state GOP is awarding 12 delegates to the Republican National Convention at four congressional district meetings Friday. The party will select the final 13 slots at the state convention Saturday, the final steps in Colorado’s chaotic caucus system that are getting renewed attention with the possibility of a contested convention on the horizon.
Cruz has now dominated the first four contests in the state — including one Thursday night — winning 10 bound delegates and two unpledged delegates who declared support for his campaign, according to state GOP Chairman Steve House. The Texas senator, who will speak at the state GOP convention, is expected to do well this weekend in his quest for the 19 bound delegates needed to claim victory in Colorado.
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