What Trump Saw and Cruz Did Not

To: Lone Star Committee supporters & interested parties

From: Rich Danker, Lone Star Committee founder

Date: April 24, 2016

Re: The 2016 Republican race

For those of you who have supported the Lone Star Committee’s independent expenditures and operations, I want to give you an overview of what we did, how it contrasted with other organizations’ efforts, and most importantly, how and why I believe the race has run its course with Donald Trump besting Ted Cruz as the presumptive GOP nominee. This includes an analysis of Cruz and Trump’s respective strategies, especially in the critical early voting states where we played a role.

How we got here