Monday, August 22, 2016

Ted Cruz goes to bat for Colorado Congressman Ken Buck

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Ted Cruz may be keeping a low national profile as he focuses on Texas and his bid for reelection in 2018, but that's not stopping him from lending a hand to House conservatives in their own battles to keep their seats. Cruz has been a prominent supporter of House Freedom Caucus members, including Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who backed his presidential run. In an email appeal sent out on Tuesday, the Texas senator pledged "everything I can do to support Ken Buck." The effort includes fundraising and list building for the first term Colorado congressman:

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“If we don't get behind Ken and support him with our pledges -- and with the financial support he desperately needs -- he could be the next target on the Washington Cartle's list.

And... if Ken is defeated, we will surely lose the U.S. House of Representatives to Nancy Pelosi, and the message that loss would send to American conservatives will be utterly devastating.”

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“Ken's already a target for being an uncompromising conservative...and if I can't get your help to rally behind him, defeating and replacing him with a liberal Democrat could become a top priority of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and the national Democrats' election strategy to retake congress.

We cannot let that happen.”

Buck was elected to Congress in 2014 and represents Colorado's 4th Congressional District, which includes most of the state's rural Eastern Plains as well as the cities. of Greeley, Lamar, and Castle Rock. He is being challenged for his House seat in the 2016 election by liberal Democrat Bob Seay, a high school band director and music teacher from Lamar.

- JP

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Carl Jackson: Traitors of Conscience

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Christian conservative radio host and political blogger Carl Jackson calls out turncoats at the RNC and DNC who violated their own principles:

“Now, let’s take a trip back down memory lane at the RNC just over a week ago. I want you to recall the message sent by Sen. Ted Cruz, who was booed off the stage by delegates at the RNC, after delivering one of the best speeches of the week. Now, take a deep breath to allow your anger toward him to subside. You done? Good. What was his crime? His crime was encouraging the delegates to vote their conscience for conservatives who would be true to the Constitution up and down the ballot, instead of offering a blanket endorsement of the GOP nominee, Donald Trump.”

“Over and over again, I’ve heard media, Republicans and even “conservatives” say Ted Cruz’s career is over. Maybe they’re right. However, as his support amongst Republicans has decreased, his support amongst independents has drastically increased. Why? Perhaps, because he’s the only ‘politician’ who didn’t violate his conscience, unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In other words, ‘Lyin Ted’ is becoming ‘Trus-Ted’ amongst a growing number of independents.”

Read it.

- JP

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz Pledges to Continue Fight to Repeal Obamacare

Citing Aetna's decision last week to exit 11 of the 15 ObamaCare exchanges it currently operates in, Sen. Ted Cruz reminded Texas voters on social media that he will continue his fight to repeal the so-called Affordable Healthcare Act:

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Cruz campaigned for the Senate on his opposition to Obamacare and has been an outspoken critic of the controversial measure since he was elected in 2012.

- JP

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Hasty: Ted Cruz vs Rick Perry in 2018? Just Stop.

Chad Hasty, KFYO morning man in Lubbock, says "Just stop," with all the talk about potential challengers to Sen. Ted Cruz in his 20218 reelection bid in Texas:

“I don't know if Rick Perry wants to run or not against Ted Cruz. Rick Perry may not know if he wants to run against Ted Cruz. I still believe that Ted Cruz is not in any real danger of losing his seat as of right now. Sure, there are some people who are not happy with Ted Cruz. There are some in the ag community here in west Texas who aren't too happy with Ted Cruz. But I don't think that means that you are going to have a huge upset right now.”

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- JP

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Texas Take: Remain Calm — Senator Ted Cruz in good shape for reelection

On this week's edition of the Houston Chronicle's Texas Take podcast, Austin Bureau Chief Mike Ward and Scott Braddock, editor of QuorumReports.com, discuss the latest political news from the Lone Star State, including the media buzz about potential challengers for Ted Ceuz's U.S. Senate seat (at about the 11:15 mark):

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Although Perry leads Cruz in a hypothetical matchup right now, Ward and Braddock remind their listeners that the election is two years away, "a long time in politics," and Cruz remains a "still quite formidable" force in Texas. By the time the election comes around, Cruz should be "in pretty good shape" for reelection. Neither pundit thinks that the former governor would want to take on Sen. Cruz in the primary election.

- JP

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