Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Tuesday evening that the results of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary is a victory for the conservative grassroots.
“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on an impressive win tonight,” Cruz said.
“John Kasich had a good night tonight, but the real winner — the real winner — is the conservative grassroots who propelled us to outright victory in Iowa and to a far stronger result and outcome in New Hampshire than anyone had predicted,” he said.
“The talking heads, the Washington insiders, were confident our wave of support would break against the rock of the Granite State,” Cruz told the crowd at his victory party in New Hampshire. “A conservative, we were told, could not do well in the state of New Hampshire … Tonight, the men and women here and all across this great state proved them wrong.”
Cruz was never expected to win first place in the state, but believes that the outcome in New Hampshire is going to give his campaign momentum going into South Carolina.
“Now we go on to South Carolina, the Palmetto State, and you know, Washington liberals may find South Carolina far less hospitable” Cruz warned.