Ted Cruz wins Republican Party primary in Texas
Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses a town hall event at an American Legion post on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire (AFP Photo/Dominick Reuter )

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) broke through on Tuesday and won the GOP primary in Texas, CBS News and the Associated Press reported.

The Tea Party senator's win was the first Super Tuesday contest to go to a candidate other than Donald Trump.