Senior advisers wrestle for influence as the path to an outright win nearly disappears.
Long frustrated by Donald Trump’s seeming invincibility, the
Republican establishment’s anti-Trump brigade celebrated a clear victory
in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. And while it was a long time coming, it
might be just in time and just enough to prevent the GOP front-runner
from winning the party’s presidential nomination.
Ted Cruz, taking upwards of 30 of Wisconsin’s 42 delegates, leaves
Trump with little margin of error in the remaining contests to win the
1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination on the first ballot
at July’s GOP convention. And if he doesn’t win it that way, many
anti-Trump Republicans believe, he’s not going to win it at all.