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  • In Cleveland, Trump may need Cruz more than Cruz needs him

    05/30/2016 8:23:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jonathan Tilove
    When Donald Trump collected a few unbound delegates last week, surpassing the 1,237 needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, expectations that the national convention could be the most dramatic in modern times evaporated. “Now, it will be the most entertaining,” said Randy Evans, a party-wise man from Georgia, with a nod to the reality TV star’s promise to “put some show biz” into the July convention in Cleveland. But there remains an important, unscripted drama yet to unfold in the tempestuous relationship between Trump and his chief rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Trump will arrive...
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 192 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Roger Stone: Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin'Ted" Cruz

    05/28/2016 10:10:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 115 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/29/2016 | Roger Stone
    "Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin' Ted" Cruz."
  • Mark Levin: Why’s Trump Cozying Up to Sanders But Still Trashing Cruz?

    05/28/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 203 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 28, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Mark Levin still has serious problems with Donald Trump, and today he pointed to something odd Trump’s been doing recently that could be a turn-off for conservatives. Trump has been throwing compliments Bernie Sanders‘ way recently, saying he has some good ideas and the Democrats are being unfair to him and he should consider going third party, while at a rally yesterday Trump went back to trashing “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. And that really pissed off Levin, who wondered, “Does he talk about Bernie Sanders this way? He treats Bernie Sanders with an odd respect.” He mocked the way Trump fans...
  • Cruz Asked If a "True Conservative" Would Support Trump; Cruz: " That's a Decision Every Voter...

    05/27/2016 2:04:02 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 234 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>CRUZ said it is his "hope" that the Republicans nominate a conservative, SIGNALING THAT THE NOMINEE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED. "What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles," Cruz said.</p> <p>Cruz ... is still working to elect delegates, "even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination." "One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, ... we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform."....</p>
  • Trump's Trouble with Converting Cruzers

    05/27/2016 12:02:59 PM PDT · by russbart · 81 replies
    RUSH: Continuing to play off the possibility of a debate between Trump and Crazy Bernie, let me ask you a question. Let's say Mitt Romney... What would you do if Mitt Romney decided he wanted to pick off Bernie Sanders voters by appealing to them? What would you say if Jeb Bush did it, if Jeb Bush was the nominee? If Jeb Bush was out there or Romney or Marco Rubio or anybody -- Cruz, if any of 'em-- had gone out there and said, "You know what? I'm gonna debate Bernie Sanders! I'm gonna make a play for his...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • ALL CRUZ SUPPORTERS: Dr. Wallnau Speaks to YOU on Trump and Common Grace

    05/25/2016 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 77 replies
    "Last night, I had a subscriber email me a 27-minute video done by Dr. Lance Wallnau, a pastor from Keller, Texas that explained the concept of “common grace” and how Mr. Trump is the perfect vehicle for that common grace to flow across this nation. It clicked. It absolutely clicked."
  • How getting stomped by Donald Trump saved Ted Cruz's career (sent to me, by a fan of Ted Cruz)

    05/25/2016 6:55:27 PM PDT · by cba123 · 64 replies
    The Week ^ | May 25, 2016 | Peter Weber
    This article has something with the formatting, which seems to not allow a copy of part of the text. So I will just link to the article, if you would like to click on the ling, that is up to you. I think it is interesting article. I am just writing this, to recognize there are a lot of Cruz supporters here, and to encourage discussion between both side, to rebuild teamwork on our side for November. Please just understand, this was sent to me by a very loyal Ted Cruz supporter. I assure you. Enjoy please. Good job Ted...
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State GOP delegates [dirty tricks]

    05/24/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 280 replies
    The Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • NRA facing member backlash over Trump endorsement

    05/22/2016 7:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    poltico.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sarah Wheaton
    With its last-minute decision to formally endorse Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association put itself out in front of the fight for Republican party unity. Just a day later, it’s already taking flak. Chris Cox, the NRA’s top strategist, was met with raucous applause when he announced to the estimated 80,000 people gathered here for the group’s annual leadership forum on Friday that the nation’s biggest and most influential gun-rights organization was officially backing the presumptive Republican nominee. To endorse so early in the process is virtually unprecedented for the group; they didn’t get behind Mitt Romney in 2012 and...
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State election of GOP delegates

    05/23/2016 7:14:08 AM PDT · by detective · 157 replies
    This Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Washington state GOP snubs Trump in delegate elections

    05/22/2016 11:11:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump may be the last Republican standing in the 2016 race, but that doesn't mean everyone in his party is happy about it. At the Washington state Republican convention this weekend, 40 of the state's 41 elected GOP delegates went not to Trump but to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's primary challenger in the race. The Seattle Times reports that even Trump's state campaign chairman in Washington, state Sen. Don Benton, didn't snag a delegate slot in the anti-Trump crowd. Cruz's state campaign manager, Saul Gamoran, said many Washington state Republicans are "taking a wait-and-see attitude" to Trump's candidacy....
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • Cruz's campaign is over, but his delegates fight on (Better call Saul)

    05/22/2016 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 101 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Seema Mehta & Melanie Mason
    After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Yet Cruz’s team didn't abandon the race for the White House entirely. It still filed a slate of potential presidential delegates for California’s June 7 primary, and continues to monitor delegate selection in states that already voted in the GOP nominating process. The end result is that Cruz will have more than 550 loyalists attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...
  • Trump Meeting With Sen. Bob Corker on Possible VP Slot

    05/21/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 113 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump will meet Monday with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, whom key Republicans consider a possible running mate for the presumptive nominee. The pair is scheduled to meet at Trump Tower in New York City, The Washington Post reports, citing sources who asked not to be named. Corker, 63, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the former mayor of Chattanooga and was first elected to Congress in 2006. He has had a key role in many foreign policy issues involving the Obama administration, including the Iran nuclear deal.
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • Cruz takes a break from the Senate after one week back

    05/18/2016 6:36:05 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate after his closely watched return to work last week... “After several months of a nonstop schedule, Sen. Cruz is taking some downtime this week with Heidi and the girls,” Cruz spokesman Phil Novack said... Where is Cruz going to unwind? Folks on Twitter say he’s been spotted relaxing in Mexico.
  • Analysis: Some conservatives are still plotting to stop Donald Trump at the GOP convention

    05/18/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 143 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe & David Wiegal
    <p>The top ranks of the Republican Party may be coalescing around Donald Trump, but grass-roots conservative activists are still trying to find a way to stop him at the party's convention in July.</p> <p>Angered by Trump's shifting views on taxes, the minimum wage, national security and how little he discusses social issues, conservatives across the country are studying the party rule book for last-ditch moves they could make when the convention begins in Cleveland.</p>
  • Ben Carson Reveals Donald Trump's VP Running Mates, But Do They Want It?

    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson inadvertently exposed who may be on Donald Trump's list of possible running mates during Sunday's interview with The Washington Post. But those same politicians identified deflected the matter since the story surfaced. Following Carson's exit from the campaign in March, he endorsed Trump, quickly becoming a trusted advisor. His first big task was to lead the search for a vice presidential pick. By May 12, Carson's role on this V.P. Committee had ended, according to Carson's campaign manager Armstrong Williams, who told the Independent Journal that Carson did submit a list of potential nominees...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Cruz taking the week off from Senate

    05/17/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | May 17, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate to recover from a brutal presidential campaign. After returning to Washington last week to work on a defense policy bill, the Texas senator is spending this week back home. He'll miss votes on Zika funding legislation as well as appropriations bills...
  • Teary-eyed Cruz: This movement doesn’t go away in one election

    05/16/2016 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    A teary-eyed Ted Cruz is hinting that he’s leaving the door open for another White House bid in a newly released video titled "No regrets." The 5-minute video opens with a campaign staffer asking if the Cruz camp made it “through this without regrets.” “This is nearly a regret-free campaign,” he says. “Ted Cruz didn’t lose. Our campaign for president lost.”
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • 5 Things From Texas GOP Meeting (#5 Secede doesn't Succeed)

    05/16/2016 6:40:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    CBS- DFW / AP ^ | May 15, 2016
    The Texas Republican Convention began under a “Unite to Win” banner but ended with many delegates still standoffish toward Donald Trump and mourning Ted Cruz’s exit from the Republican presidential race. A rundown of one of the biggest state Republican conventions in the U.S. that wrapped up Saturday: 1. CRUZ STAYS SILENT ON TRUMP Cruz didn’t mention Trump and barely alluded to November in his first public event back home since suspending his campaign. He continues to withhold endorsing his former rival even as Gov. Greg Abbott and most other state officials urged delegates to get behind the billionaire businessman....
  • Cruz shuns Trump, GOP unity; says 'challenges' may lie ahead

    05/15/2016 8:50:16 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 160 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/14/2016 | Tribune News Service
    Ted Cruz on Saturday used his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race not to endorse Donald Trump or urge Republican unity behind him, but to maintain that core conservatives can save America. Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, countered by deploying a top surrogate who did his best to woo skeptical Texas conservatives. Addressing thousands of cheering delegates at the Texas Republican Convention, many of whom climbed to their feet and waved red-white-and-blue "Thank You Ted!" signs, Cruz repeated some of the same promises from his defunct White House campaign, like abolishing the IRS. "People ask, 'Are...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Cruz fundraises off Boehner attacks

    05/13/2016 1:27:38 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | prev next Home | Blogs | Ballot Box | Senate races Email Alerts Ballot Boxicon Ballot Box feed May | By Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz is highlighting recent criticism from former House Speaker John Boehner in a new fundraising pitch for his 2018 Senate campaign. Cruz's email pitch to supporters said Boehner's attacks proved the importance of his fight. "Remember when he called me 'Lucifer in the flesh?' Well, he didn’t think that was far enough. Now the ringleader of the Washington Cartel is celebrating our defeat by saying, 'thank God that guy from Texas didn’t win,'" Cruz wrote, noting both Boehner's previous critiques as well as new ones made this week. "This is just another sign that the establishment in Washington has...
  • Cruz: No interest in Supreme Court position

    05/13/2016 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 94 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/13/16 11:33 AM EDT | NICK GASS
    Ted Cruz on Friday said he has no interest in becoming a Supreme Court justice, present or future. “I’ll tell you that that is not a desire of my heart," the Texas senator said in an interview on WBAP 820 AM. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-no-supreme-court-223162#ixzz48ZLP5Su1 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Ted Cruz Blames Fox News For Donald Trump’s Rise

    05/12/2016 10:29:17 PM PDT · by catnipman · 194 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 5/12/2016 | Marina Fang
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday suggested Fox News had a role to play in facilitating presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s success and warned that it “will bear that responsibility going forward"
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/12/2016 9:29:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • Cruz: Those who bolstered Trump 'will bear that responsibility going forward'

    05/12/2016 6:51:04 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | ay 12, 2016, 09:45 pm | By Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said Thursday that those who contributed to the rise of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will have to "bear that responsibility going forward." Cruz appeared Thursday evening on the Houston-based "Michael Berry Show" and was asked whether he thought he was treated fairly in the GOP primary, with the host mentioning Fox News. "Well listen, there's time for recriminations and you know, everyone who was responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, they will bear that responsibility going forward," Cruz responded. "But there were more than a few players that played a disproportionate role in that rise,"...
  • BREAKING: Blogger Who Tried To Connect CRUZ’S DAD With Lee Harvey Oswald Found DEAD

    05/12/2016 4:51:53 PM PDT · by austinaero · 150 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05/12/2016 | Doug Giles
    A prolific Indiana political blogger wrote an ominous post last week predicting a Donald Trump victory in his state — and soon afterward committed suicide, police said. Gary Welsh, a lawyer who managed his Advance Indiana blog since 2005, was found in his Indianapolis apartment around 8 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound, according to the Indianapolis Star. Officers found him in a stairwell, dead at the scene, according to a police report.
  • Ted Cruz Sued for $2 Million for Lifting Songs for Campaign Ads

    05/12/2016 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2016 | Clyde Hughes
    Audiosocket sued Ted Cruz in federal court Monday, charging that the former Republican presidential candidate and his campaign's Hollywood-based advertising firm used music that it owns for political purposes without permission. According to GeekWire.com, the background music in the Cruz video titled "Victories" is from the recording "Lens" by Sarah Schachner. Likewise, the video "Best to Come," features music by Brad Couture called "Fear of Complacency."
  • Let's Talk About Open Border

    05/11/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this was a galvanizing domestic issue for you would be very slim. However, with the continuing flood of unaccompanied minors across the nation’s southern...
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 251 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 11, 2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • Cruz Running for Re-election in 2018

    05/11/2016 11:33:55 AM PDT · by bigbob · 215 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5-11-16 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, plans to run for re-election in 2018. Cruz, who ended his presidential campaign last week, said "yes" when asked Wednesday morning by a reporter in Washington, D.C., if he would seek a second term, according to CNN and The Hill. Cruz's office later confirmed the exchange. The announcement adds some clarity to Cruz's political future following his decision to exit the presidential race on May 3. While Cruz could change his mind, running for re-election in 2018 puts to rest some speculation he would sit out a second term to prepare for a comeback bid...
  • What will happen to Ted Cruz's and John Kasich's delegates? (And Rubio's)

    05/11/2016 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 31 replies
    C BS ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jennifer Pinto
    Ted Cruz suspended his campaign but earned 562 delegates along the way, according to CBS News estimates, and Kasich also ended his campaign, having won 152 delegates. Louisiana's five Rubio delegates back Trump, call for Rubio as VP. What happens to those delegates now? Are they free to support Donald Trump? The state Republican parties set the rules for what's to be done with pledged delegates, and each state has different rules. For example, many states bind their delegates to their presidential candidates for the first convention ballot unless the candidate "releases" their delegates. Other state parties say delegates are...
  • Cruz returns to Washington, warns of 'volcanic anger'

    05/11/2016 8:37:44 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 114 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2016 | Doina Chiacu
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz returned to his job in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday with a warning to Washington that the turbulent primary race was a wake-up call. "All across this country people are hungry for change. This election cycle should be a wake-up call to Washington, D.C.," the senator from Texas said outside his office. "The frustration and volcanic anger with Washington was echoed throughout this election." Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders have upended expectations in their respective presidential campaigns, tapping into voter anger at establishment politicians in Washington. Cruz, a...
  • James Simmons, Cruz Backer (16M$) gives becomes big Hillary Backer

    05/11/2016 8:01:53 AM PDT · by BereanBrain · 16 replies
    Hedge fund money that was going to Cruz is now going to Hillary. See at the 2:00 mark in the video linked below https://www.yahoo.com/news/wall-street-whistleblower-drops-clinton-111341360.html
  • Primary results and predictions (Trump at 1135 delegates)

    05/11/2016 8:12:23 AM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Bing ^ | 5/11/2016 | Bing
    According to Bing's delegate count Trump has 1135 delegates!
  • Five Reasons Ted Cruz Fans Should Support Donald Trump

    05/11/2016 3:21:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 152 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 11,2016 | Christopher C. Hull
    Ted Cruz supporters, and I am one, have a decision to make. My story on this decision starts on May 20, 2014, the night I had the great good fortune to attend a small dinner with Sen. Ted Cruz, to talk strategy and policy. Personally, I was skeptical of him and his chances in a potential presidential bid, which fluttered over the entire conversation like a smart, subtle butterfly.
  • Ted Cruz stalls on endorsing Trump (as he returned to Senate)

    05/10/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Ted Cruz repeatedly declined to endorse Donald Trump for president on Tuesday as he returned to the Senate for the first time since dropping out of the presidential race. The Texas senator, who finished second to Trump in winning 565 delegates in the GOP primary, according to The New York Times’s delegate tracker, said there is plenty of time to make a decision on an endorsement. “There are two and a half months until the Republican convention, six months until the general election,” Cruz told reporters crowded outside his Russell Building office. “There will be plenty of time for voters...
  • Evangelicals raise hell over Trump's VP search (Politico Propaganda Alert)

    05/10/2016 7:28:19 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2016 | Katie Glieck
    Donald Trump’s primary run left him with few friends among evangelical leaders, who are now weighing sitting out the general election entirely. But there is one way, they say, to win them back: picking a vice presidential candidate socially conservative enough to compensate for Trump’s many heresies. Several of the country’s top socially conservative leaders, from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council to Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, said Trump’s choice of running mate would be among the most important factors in deciding whether to activate their extensive grass-roots networks on the real estate billionaire’s behalf. “Who’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson says he'll back Donald Trump...

    05/10/2016 5:34:18 PM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Martosko
    The long-bearded eccentric told DailyMail.com that 'I'll definitely be there for him' since Trump will likely face Hillary Clinton in November 'I look at the other side and have watched the last eight years. And I just have to go with someone within the Republican Party,' he saidRobertson endorsed Ted Cruz in January, 'but now he's out. Trump's in. So I'll vote for him, no question'His son Willie was an early Trump fan and has appeared with the GOP front-runner at events including a post-election rally at Trump Tower
  • Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 12:29:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary on Tuesday and avoided saying whether he supports Donald Trump's bid for president. Cruz, who suspended his White House run last week, said he does not expect to win Nebraska's primary but is leaving the door open. "We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," he said Tuesday on conservative host Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly." Cruz demurred...
  • Cruz opens door to kick-starting suspended campaign

    05/10/2016 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump may have thought he delivered the knock-out punch to Ted Cruz -- but the Texas senator apparently doesn't see himself down and counted out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. Not yet, anyway. Cruz, in an interview Tuesday with radio host and supporter Glenn Beck, opened the door just a crack to kick-starting his now-suspended campaign if he somehow starts winning primary contests again. Asked what he’d do if, for instance, Nebraska voters back him in Tuesday’s primary, Cruz said he assumes that won’t happen but added: “Let’s be very clear, if there is a path to victory...
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.