Cruz says only he or Trump should get GOP nod

Cruz says only he or Trump should get GOP nod
Ted Cruz in Madison on Monday

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz says talk of someone other than him or Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination at a contested convention is “nothing less than a pipe dream.”

That was his answer to a question about someone getting the nomination who didn’t run this year, such as 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney — or Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s still in the race despite overwhelming odds.

Cruz told reporters in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday that if that happened, “the people would rightly revolt.”

Cruz is campaigning in Wisconsin ahead of its primary on Tuesday. He says a win in the state would give him momentum moving forward, even though Trump has the clearer path to clinching the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination at the end of the primary season.