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:
“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.”
“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.