La GOP releases statement about Trump's likely nomination
BATON ROUGE - Donald Trump's path to the Republican Presidential nomination became a lot clearer Wednesday when his final opponent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did the same Tuesday night after Trump won the primary in Indiana.
Wednesday afternoon, the state Republican party released the following statement:
"The Republican Party of Louisiana congratulates Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. We urge all Republicans to now unite in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in November.
The 2016 Republican presidential nomination process was the most spirited in a generation with a deep bench of great candidates, but we are now confident that the Republican Party will bond together behind our nominee.
The stakes are too high to hand over the keys to the White House to another far-left Democrat. For instance, we cannot allow the Supreme Court to be controlled by radical liberals for a generation. Our best chance to prevent this from happening is to unite and work hard to elect a Republican president in the fall.
Louisiana Republicans, whether they supported Donald Trump or one of the other great candidates, understand the stark choice facing them this November and will support Donald Trump and the common goal of defeating Hillary Clinton."
The email says the statement was released on behalf of Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Ralph Abraham, Rep. Charles Boustany, Rep. John Fleming and Rep. Steve Scalise.