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With Ted Cruz looking strong before Wisconsin vote, Donald Trump scrambles for delegates

With Ted Cruz looking strong before Wisconsin vote, Donald Trump scrambles for delegates

Ted Cruz's expected strength in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin is threatening to obstruct Donald Trump's path to the nomination and heighten the odds of a contested convention in Cleveland.

The senator from Texas is favored to win most of Wisconsin's 42 GOP delegates, making it harder for Trump to capture the 1,237 he needs to avert a floor fight in July.

At the same time, signs are emerging that Cruz is outmaneuvering Trump in battles among party insiders for the loyalty of delegates. If Trump falls short on the first ballot at the convention, many delegates will be free to ignore their states' popular vote and switch from him to another...

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