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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has decisively won the Wisconsin primary, complicating front-runner Donald Trump's path to the nomination.
In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders scored a strong victory over Hillary Clinton in the Midwestern state.
Mr Trump leads the race, but could fall short of the number of delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination.
That would mean a contested convention where voting for candidates starts again from scratch.
How does a contested convention work?
Mr Trump said on Tuesday he would prevail despite the loss and took aim at his main rival.
"Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet – he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination," the Trump campaign said in a statement.
Party leaders are concerned that Mr Trump would be a weak candidate in the general election and could harm other Republicans lawmakers on the ballot. Polls show that the real estate tycoon is extremely unpopular among key voting blocs including women, Latinos and young people.
Donald Trump ranks first in the last poll determining the lineup of the GOP’s next main stage presidential debate.
The real estate mogul, with 26 percent support, has a 3-point lead over former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, according to the Fox News survey.
Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) are tied for third place, with 11 percent each.
Former Govs. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Mike Huckabee (Ark.) take 4 percent apiece, as do Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Gov. John Kasich (Ohio). Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina then takes 3 percent, and Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) rounds out the GOP’s top 10 with 2 percent.
Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician, Christian minister, author, and commentator who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He is a candidate for U.S. president in the 2016 election and was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. He won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finished second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won, behind nominee John McCain and Mitt Romney.
Huckabee announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, in Hope, Arkansas on May 5, 2015. It is his second run for the U.S. presidency.