Ted Cruz is leading a new wave of tea party conservatives in the Arizona primary, winning the state’s Republican nomination on Tuesday, his campaign announced.
With more than 1 million votes cast in the state, Cruz, a former congressman from Texas, was the top finisher among all candidates, according to the Associated Press, adding to a growing wave of support for Cruz in the Republican-dominated state.
Cruz was joined by former Texas Gov.
Rick Perry, who narrowly lost to Cruz in a 2012 race, as well as former New York Gov.
Mike Bloomberg, former Pennsylvania Gov.
Ed Rendell and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, all of whom have endorsed him.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential 2020 candidate, also endorsed Cruz, calling him the “strongest conservative” in the race.
Cruz, who is running to succeed Sen. Jeff Flake in the Senate, has been trying to broaden his appeal beyond his base of conservative voters.
He has touted his work on Capitol Hill, including his work as a legislative aide to former President George W. Bush, and his conservative stances on immigration and abortion.
Cruz said he is “more committed than ever to working with our colleagues in the United States Senate to pass legislation that strengthens our borders and secures our nation’s economic future,” according to a statement on his campaign website.
He also said he would continue to be a “voice for liberty” in Washington, D.C.
Cruz has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and he has vowed to use executive authority to help fix the country’s broken immigration system.
He said in his announcement speech Tuesday that he would support legislation to repeal the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program that gives work permits and other immigration benefits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Trump has been reluctant to rescind DACA, saying that the program is “not legal,” and that “we’ll see” if DACA continues to be extended under a future president.
The president has called Cruz a “chump,” but Cruz has said that he will continue to fight for DACA and other programs for undocumented immigrants, despite Trump’s threats to do so.
Trump on Tuesday also tweeted that he is looking forward to “tweeting about Ted Cruz’s victory,” and noted that he was a former “big fan” of Cruz’s.
“Thank you to @TedCruz, @RepJohnLewis, @SenTedCruz and the millions of others who voted for @tedcruz in Arizona!”
Cruz campaigned for Rubio in Florida on Monday and on Tuesday in Arizona, but his supporters in the Golden State were not impressed with the senator’s performance.
Cruz is expected to be the second candidate to officially enter the Republican primary.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, who has been eyeing a run for president in 2020, is the other potential candidate, according the AP.
The price of opium, once the most valuable commodity on earth, has plunged sharply in the past few months due to a surge in trade in the illicit drug.
In February, the global opium trade was worth around $1.2 trillion.
However, after China banned the import of the drug, the trade has plunged to $542 million in February and $4.5 billion in March.
“China’s actions have resulted in a sharp decline in the global price of the opium,” said a trade source in the trade.
“In the past month, the price of all opium products has declined by more than 80 percent.
As a result, prices for all opium-containing drugs have dropped by more that 70 percent in the last three months,” the source said.
While the drop in global prices has led to an exodus of buyers, the black market in the drug has not disappeared.
According to the trade source, many people are still selling the drugs in their homes and businesses, as it is considered safer than buying them from the black markets.
“A significant portion of the trade is done in the dark,” the trade official said.
“The trade is not as organised as before.
People don’t know who to trust, or who to turn to.”
Facebook is offering to trade a $1 billion US coffee contract that was first unveiled in 2015.
The offer, which will be made on Wednesday and could become available for the public as soon as Thursday, is a joint venture between the Facebook and US futures exchange, the Nasdaq-100, according to Reuters.
Facebook is hoping to increase its stake in the futures market.
The contract will be a $5 billion USD investment from the US-based Facebook.
Facebook will be the sole holder of the contract and will own 50 percent of the exchange.
The US-listed Nasdaq futures contract will trade on the Nasco platform and be available to trade on both the Facebook Platform and Nasdaq, the website reported.
The exchange has also partnered with the New York Stock Exchange, which is offering the contract for trading on the NYSE and NYSE AM.
The Facebook partnership is a “game changer”, said Nasdaq president and chief executive officer John Gilder.
“Facebook is the leader in this space, and we’re proud to partner with them,” he said.
“It is a game changer for our futures market because we have a huge amount of capital in this area.
It will allow Facebook to take advantage of the vast amount of liquidity that the exchange has.”
The Facebook offer is expected to raise at least $10 billion for Facebook.
In February, Facebook said it was buying back about $8 billion worth of its shares to shore up its share price, as it was in the midst of a price correction.
In the lead-up to the Facebook acquisition, investors were worried that the social network would be sold, as the firm was expected to go public.
The Nasdaq is a virtual marketplace for trading futures contracts and options on publicly traded companies.
Facebook is seeking to become a dominant player in the space, which currently has just two major exchanges.
The company’s new partnership with Nasdaq could help it take the next step in the market.