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Cruz takes cue from Obama, promising: "Yes, We Will"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 01:32

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz took a cue from Democratic President Obama's campaign slogan, ''Yes, We Can,'' promising supporters in Pennsylvania, ''Yes, We Will.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz took a cue from Democratic President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, "Yes, We Can," unveiling the slogan, "Yes, We Will" in an address to supporters in Pennsylvania. "Our sitting President ran on a slogan that should have been a great first step, it promised up, 'Yes, We Can," Cruz said. "Now is the time to take that slogan and put it into action," he said. " 'Yes We Can' was a recognition of the hope that we can and should recover, the problem was that Barack Obama's prescription only led to more elitist control from Washington," he said. "Not Yes We Can, but now, 'Yes we Will," Cruz said. His comments come as New York wraps up its primary, with his rival Donald Trump declared the winner. Ahead of the primary in New York, Trump, front-runner for months in the Republican race, had 744 delegates, while Cruz has 559 and Ohio Governor John Kasich is trailing far behind with 144, according to an Associated Press count. If Trump does not secure enough delegates needed to win the Republican nomination outright at party's July convention in Cleveland, delegates would be allowed to switch to another candidate. Opinion polls show Trump has a double-digit lead in New York, where the "winner takes most" primary carries 95 delegates. But a big win for Trump in the state York would not erase his vulnerabilities. Cruz's skillful use of party rules during the primary process has angered the New York billionaire, who says the system is rigged against him. Trump remains unpopular with the Republican leaders and activists who select and serve as delegates, whereas Cruz has invested time and money courting them.

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Cruz takes cue from Obama, promising: "Yes, We Will"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 01:32