Tag Archives: Ted Cruz


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.”


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%.


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.”


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.


Cruz Tries to Pre-Blame Dems for GOP’s Government Shutdown

“You know, I very much hope we don’t have a shutdown. I will say I’m concerned. I think Chuck Schumer and the Democrats want a shutdown.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by the Texas Tribune.


Cruz Counting on Money, Not Personality, to Win

$5.2 million

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “is sitting on a war chest of more than $5 million as he prepares for potentially stiff challenges in both a Republican primary and in the general election,” Politico reports. “The Texas Republican raised about $1.738 million in the first three months of this year across his Senate reelection campaign, his political action committee and the Ted Cruz Victory Committee. He now has $5.2 million across those three committees, and $4.8 million of that is in his Senate reelection account.”


Graham ‘Apologizes’ to Cruz

I want to apologize to Ted for saying he should be killed on the Senate floor.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by The Hill, in a joint interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).


Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables Looks Like One Ted Cruz Would Have Picked

If personnel is policy, most of Trump’s cabinet picks suggest he’ll govern more like a traditional, conservative Republican than a populist, big government or anti-establishment GOPer. Yes, senior advisor Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, his pick for National Security Advisor, are controversial and potential bomb-throwers. But, the rest of his choice thus far are for more conventional. In fact, his cabinet picks thus far don’t look a whole lot different from those a President Ted Cruz would have chosen.

Amy Walter


Lindsey Graham Must Really Hate the Justices: Cruz for SCOTUS

I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues that I voted for Obama’s nominees. I expect them to give Trump’s nominees a fair shake. He won this election. He will pick a conservative. I would put Ted Cruz on that list… There are some really strong people in there. And there is no stronger constitutional conservative than Ted Cruz.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham, telling WYFF that President-elect Donald Trump should nominate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to the Supreme Court.


Ted Cruz Is Even More Unpopular Than Before GOP Convention

59% to 43%

A new Gallup poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz’s favorability rating among Republicans has dropped significantly — 16 points — since his speech at the Republican National Convention in which he refused to endorse Donald Trump as the party’s nominee.