Cruz drops out of US Presidential race; last anti-biofuels candidate toppled

May 3, 2016 |

Ted-CruzIn Indiana, the last anti-biofuels candidate for the US Presidency in 2016 exited the field, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he was ending his presidential bid. The announcement clears the path for Donald Trump to take the GOP nomination on the first ballot at the Republican convention this summer.

“We left it all on the field,” Cruz said after the Indiana race was called for Trump. “We are suspending our campaign.”

The announcement from Cruz came as the Texas Senator, sponsor of a series of anti-RFS measures and beneficiary of heavy donations from oil interests, faltered in his “firewall state” of Indiana, dropping the contest to Trump by more than 10 points. Trump has been enthusiastically pro-biofuels on national security grounds, and was unabashedly pro-ethanol during the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses.

On the Democratic side, both Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are pro-biofuels, clean energy and in favor of protecting or strengthening the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Where do the candidates stand?


Read all about it in our Decision 2016 guide to the candidates and their bioeconomy positions, here.

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