|Ted Cruz by Michael Vadon|
AP reports Ted Cruz claimed the first prize in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting, triumphing in Kansas as front-runner Donald Trump tried to pad his delegate lead in the fractious race for president.Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders."God bless Kansas," the Texas senator declared during a rally in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington D.C., is utter terror at what we the people are doing together."The Texas senator was leading Trump by more than a 2-to-1 margin in partial returns in Kansas. He attributed his strong showing to conservative coalescing behind his candidacy.