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Ted Cruz still looking for ‘a path to victory’

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on primary night May 3 in Indianapolis, dropping out of the presidential campaign. Could he drop back in?
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on primary night May 3 in Indianapolis, dropping out of the presidential campaign. Could he drop back in? AP

A few hours short of a week after he dropped out of the Republican presidential race following a devastating loss to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday said he could get back in.

So how much stranger can this election get?

In a Tuesday morning radio interview with host Glenn Beck, Cruz faced the question of whether he would get back in the game. He said he’s “not holding my breath” and “my assumption is that that will not happen.”

But as he has said before, he wants to run “if there is a path to victory.” He dropped out last week because he didn’t see one after Indiana.

Then he told Beck this: “If that changes, we will respond accordingly.”

He also said Republicans who are less than thrilled about having Trump at the top of their ticket don’t have to make up their minds just yet. Is he channeling Paul Ryan or what?

There is still time for events to change between now and the GOP convention in Cleveland July 18-21. The Cruz camp has indicated he will, at the least, be active in shaping the party platform at the convention.

If he runs out of things to do, he could go back to representing Texas in the Senate.

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