Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses, besting GOP Presidential rivals Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.
According to The Hill:
“On the GOP side, Cruz had a more comfortable win, besting Trump by more than three points. His victory was all the more striking because almost all the opinion polls in Iowa indicated that Trump was on a path to victory.
The Texas senator, who had run a much more conventional campaign than Trump, replete with a strong ground game and high-profile endorsements from social conservatives and evangelicals, saw that approach pay dividends in the end.
“Tonight is a victory for the grassroots,” Cruz said in his victory speech. “The Republican nominee and the next President of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment, will not be chosen by the lobbyists.”