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Ted Cruz says he can't win GOP nomination before convention — and neither can Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz is conceding he cannot win the Republican presidential nomination before the party’s national convention this summer.

But the Texas senator insists that GOP front-runner Donald Trump can’t clinch the nomination before the convention either.

Cruz addressed reporters on Wednesday at the site of the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting in Florida.

He says, “What’s clear today is that we are headed to a contested convention.”

Party leaders are convening this week to discuss the rules governing the messy nomination process. Trump is accusing GOP leaders of a rigged system that’s allowing Cruz to collect delegates even though he’s losing the popular vote in some states.

Cruz says the nomination will ultimately be decided at the party’s national convention in July.

He says, “I believe we have a tremendous advantage in that battle.”

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