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Desperate Cruz Calls on Trump for Help in Texas

“I would certainly welcome his support, and I hope to see him in Texas. I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), telling the Houston Chronicle that he asked President Trump to assist him in his re-election efforts.

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Cruz Is Unpopular — Even in Texas

38%v to 39%

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating. Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.

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What Ted Said

With “vote your conscience” he hit the nail on the head,
Though it might mean his political career is dead.
But imagine my surprise
When I realized
That I finally agreed with one thing Ted Cruz said.

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Ted Cruz Defends His Speech

I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father …. Neither he nor his campaign has taken back a word of what they said about my family. … In that speech last night, I did not say a single negative word about Donald Trump. And I’ll tell you, this morning and going forward I don’t intend to say negative things about Donald Trump.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), defending “distancing himself from Donald Trump, refusing to say he’s voting for Trump and ripping the Republican National Convention’s response to his speech the night before,” The Hill reports.

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‘Tailgunner’ Ted Cruz Has Worst Attendance Record on Armed Services Committee

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Number of public hearings of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Ted Cruz has attended in 2015. The Texas Republican attended just three of the panel’s 16 public hearings so far this year, according to a Politico review of hearings transcripts. “The average committee member attended 13 of the 16 hearings, and Cruz is the only one of the panel’s 26 members with an attendance rate below 50 percent.”

Poetic Justice

Those Cruz Blues

Ted Cruz made sure he was first out of the blocks,
Assuring the base he’ll walk the tea party walk.
But nobody can vex us
Like that Canuck from Texas,
Which is why we just cringe whenever Ted talks.

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Tailgunner Ted Cruz Says He’s Not ‘All That Conservative’

I don’t think I’m all that conservative.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by the New York Observer.

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Cruz Booed Off Stage by Middle Eastern Christians

Christians have no greater ally than Israel … if you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, I will not stand with you. Good night and God bless.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “abruptly walked off stage at a gala for Middle Eastern Christians after he was booed for urging the audience to stand behind Israel and Jews,” Bloomberg reports. Cruz was the keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of a nonprofit group called In Defense of Christians.

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Good News, Bad News for Cruz

15 points

The rise in UNfavorability experienced by Sen. Ted Cruz (Tx-Tea) among Republicans who do not align themselves with the tea party, in a new Pew poll. In June, 16% were unfavorable to Cruz, while today, 31% are. The tea party itself also fell among Republicans, with only 27% of those who think of themselves as liberal or moderate Republicans approving of the movement, compared to 46% in June. The good news for Texanadian Cruz is that among the shrinking league of tea party members, his popularity rose from 47% to 74%.