Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

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Trump: ‘He’s Beautiful Ted’

“He’s not Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s Beautiful Ted.”

— President Trump, saying he has buried the hatchet with his 2016 presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of a campaign rally for the Republican senator in Houston, The Hill reports.

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Ted Cruz Won’t Call Trump a Friend

“He’s the president. I work with the president in delivering on our promises. What I told the president the week after the election, I said, ‘Mr. President, I want to do everything humanly possible to roll up my sleeves and lead the fight in the Senate to deliver on our promises.’”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), declining to say whether he views President Trump as a friend or a foe, describing him as simply “the president,” the Washington Post reports.

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Ted Cruz Loves White Castle

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Video: Is Ted Cruz ‘Tough as Texas?’

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Cruz: O’Rourke Wants to Ban Barbecue in Texas

“When I got here someone told me that even PETA was protesting and giving out barbecued tofu, so I got to say, they summed up the entire election: If Texas elects a Democrat, they’re going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas.” He added: “You want to talk about an issue to mobilize the people, and I’m talking everybody. So I want to thank PETA and I do want to tell PETA you’re going to have to disclose to the FEC that by coming and protesting and giving away tofu, that you have given an in-kind contribution to my campaign by demonstrating just how bad things can get.”

— Searching for a new wedge issue to use against his opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Beto O’Rourke (D) wanted to ban barbecue in Texas, the Austin American Statesman reports.

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Dallas Morning News Calls Ted Cruz a ‘Republican Darling’ — Ick!

$10.4 million

Beto O’Rourke (D) “raised an eye-popping $10.4 million in the last three months — catching up to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) six-year haul in just over 15 months as he seeks to topple the Republican darling,” the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Cruz Ahead by Double Digits in Texas

50% to 39%

A new Quinnipiac poll in Texas finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) leading challenger Beto O’Rourke (D) by double-digits, 50% to 39%. Said pollster Peter Brown: “Cruz, apparently benefiting from a nationwide Republican mini-move, has taken a solid lead in his reelection race. President Trump’s Texas numbers also have climbed during those six weeks moving from a nine point deficit on job approval to an even split today. It is hard not to see a pro- Cruz effect there.”

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Cruz’ Lead in Texas Down to Seven Points

47% to 40%

A new JMC Analytics poll in Texas finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading challenger Beto O’Rourke (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 40%.

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Cruz Failed to Disclose Campaign Loan from Goldman Sachs

$1.1 million

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “improperly accounted for loans he received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. during his 2012 campaign, saying the funds were his own personal contributions to the Senate race,” Bloomberg reports. “The finding, released on the FEC website, marked a rare instance of agreement among the agency’s five commissioners, who voted unanimously that the $1.1 million of loans from the banks should have been disclosed to voters.”

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Franken Hates Cruz

“I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.”

— Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), in an interview with USA Today.