WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Ted Cruz hopes that his second win of the of the 2016 campaign season in his home state of Texas. For Cruz it is a must win night and if he could pull off a win in either Oklahoma or Alaska are on his radar.
Those are his best chances in the 11 states up for grabs on Super Tuesday. Also for Cruz it is important that he gets as many second place finishes as possible in hopes that he pushes past Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as the clear second place candidate.
If Cruz comes out of tonight ahead of Rubio with wins and delegates that puts him in line to push the junior senator of Florida in a very bad spot. If Donald Trump somehow beats Cruz in Texas then it is game set match. But tonight the way things are set up, Cruz could come out of Super Tuesday the clear second place candidate to Trump if everything breaks right for him.