Ted Cruz Finishes Third in New Hampshire Primary

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall meeting in Salem, N.H., on Feb. 5, 2016.PlayJacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
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Sen. Ted Cruz finished third in the New Hampshire primary, according to the Associated Press.

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With 94 percent of New Hampshire precincts reporting, the Texas senator secured about 12 percent of the vote.

Last night, Cruz was locked in a battle with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the No. 3 spot. Because the race was so close, ABC News did not project a winner for third place in last night's primary.

Trump won New Hampshire, collecting 35 percent of the vote. Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a strong second.

Cruz was the big winner in the Iowa caucuses.

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