Ted Cruz’s organization showed its strength again on Thursday night in Colorado, winning three more delegates at a district convention in the Centennial State, as Cruz is poised to win even more in GOP gatherings on both Friday and Saturday in that state.
It was the third consecutive Colorado district convention where Cruz swept the three delegates at stake, again demonstrating his focus on individual delegates – in a way that Donald Trump and John Kasich have not.
The Trump effort was again lacking, as the handbill given out to delegates listed three candidates – but two didn’t seem to be on the actual election list.
The same type of outcome may get repeated on Friday and Saturday, as Colorado Republicans gather on Friday evening to elect four more sets of district delegates, and then at Saturday’s state convention.
The only candidate slated to fly in to address delegates at the state convention – Ted Cruz.
“Donald Trump a no-show for Colorado GOP convention Saturday,” bellowed the headline in the Denver Post newspaper, which noted Trump “is performing poorly here against Ted Cruz.”
It’s another example of how Cruz has put together a better organization than Trump to deal with the minutiae of delegate selection, making it even more difficult for Trump to get to a 1,237 delegate majority.
Democrats back in action on Friday in Wyoming
While most of the focus in both parties has been on the New York Primary on April 19, not only will Republicans be electing delegates in Colorado, but Democrats hold a caucus in Wyoming tonight, giving Bernie Sanders one more chance to extend his winning streak.
14 delegates are stake for Democrats.
Sanders held a rally in Laramie earlier this week. Hillary Clinton has not visited the state in recent weeks.