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Ted Cruz Wins The Republican Caucus In Guam

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 13/03/2016 Amber Ferguson
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Ted Cruz (R-Texas)won the Guam caucus on Saturday, defeating his rivals Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

During the caucus hosted in Tumon, about 350 members selected the party’s delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this summer.

The Republican Party of Guam will have nine delegates, as well as six alternatives.

Guam is an American territory located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It has a population of more than 170,000 people. Like citizens of American Samoa, Guam citizens cannot vote in the general presidential election in November. 

On Wednesday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump released a statement asking for Guam’s votes and pledged increased attention to territorial issues.

“If I am honored to earn the votes of the people of the United States, territories and commonwealths during the presidential primary process and am elected to serve, I will restore equality and fairness to all citizens, especially those that have been ignored for too long,” Trump said.

The Democratic caucus in Guam will be held on May 7, 2016.

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