Karl Rove: If Donald Trump Wins Wisconsin, ‘The Contest Is Over’

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Veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove agreed with Donald Trump’s assessment of the Republican presidential race, saying if the frontrunner wins Tuesday’s primary in Wisconsin, the race for the party’s nomination is over.

“I think Trump’s right. If he wins Wisconsin, the contest is over,” Rove said Tuesday morning on Fox News. “If not, it’s going to go on and the math becomes somewhat more difficult.”

Trump told reporters in the state last week, “If we win Wisconsin, it’s pretty much over.”

But the billionaire’s reception in the Badger State has been mixed. Politico recounted Trump speaking to a half-empty venue in Milwaukee on Monday while rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) got star treatment in the city’s conservative suburb of Waukesha.

The frontrunner also seemed to walk in blind to a radio interview last week with the influential conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes, a Cruz supporter who hammered Trump on his policies before asking if Trump knew he was “a #NeverTrump guy.”

According to TPM’s PollTracker Average, Trump is leading Cruz by a slim 2.3 percent margin in the state.

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