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Cruz maps out narrow path to GOP nod

"It's very difficult for us to get to 1,237 -- we get that," acknowledged Jason Johnson, Ted Cruz's chief strategist.
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at Abbington Banquets, March 14, 2016, in Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Photo by Kiichiro Sato/AP)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at Abbington Banquets, March 14, 2016, in Glen Ellyn, Ill. 
PHOENIX — With 22 states yet to vote, it will take a stunning set of dominant victories by Ted Cruz to clinch the Republican nomination before July's convention -- a finish that would require the Texas conservative to defeat Donald Trump in likely all but two or three states and secure a significant portion of unbound delegates.