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TEXAS: Sen. Ted Cruz won’t endorse Sen. John Cornyn for re-election
Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/24/2013 | Todd J. Gillman

Posted on 08/24/2013 6:01:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

DUBLIN, N.H. – If Texas’ senior senator, John Cornyn, was hoping for an endorsement from Texas’ junior senator, Ted Cruz, he can forget it.

Cruz said Friday afternoon he’s staying neutral as Cornyn seeks re-election next year.

“Sen. Cornyn is a good man. He's friend. He and I have worked side by side on a great many issues fighting for Texas, fighting for conservative principles,” he said when asked about Cornyn’s campaign at a New Hampshire GOP fund-raiser. “It is likely that I am going to stay out of incumbent primaries across the country, either supporting incumbents or opposing incumbents.”

Cruz, 42, is a tea party favorite who toppled the establishment candidate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in a hotly contested GOP Senate primary last year. Cornyn remained neutral in that race for an open seat, as did many statewide Republican officials.

Neutrality when it comes to the reelection of the No. 2 Republican in the Senate – Cornyn serves as deputy minority leader – is dramatically different. In Kentucky, tea party Sen. Rand Paul has enthusiastically promoted the reelection of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, to the dismay of some tea party activists.

Cornyn shrugged off the snub.

“Senator Cruz has been a great addition to the US Senate and I have enjoyed working with him, fighting for Texas and conservative principles,” he said through an aide, told of Cruz’s comments. “He and I agree that the only endorsements that matter are those of the Texas voters and I look forward to earning their vote in 2014.”

This wasn’t the first such incident.

In February 2012, in the midst of the Texas primary, Cruz declined to endorse Cornyn’s Senate GOP leadership bid, saying he wanted to see how many “constitutional conservatives” held seats when the contest took place that fall.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: elections; gope; johncornyn; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 6:01:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for him.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 6:12:09 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe there is a missing person report out on him. I have been looking for a town hall anywhere near Central Texas and have not heard of one...

May he be Tea Partied...

There is a reason Ted is withholding an endorsement...

BTW, Ted is all over this state during the break...


3 posted on 08/24/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cornyn has rejected the idea of defunding Obamacare.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 6:18:57 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cornyn is a part of the Romney-Rove-Soros axis.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 6:19:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor John. He’s been trying so hard to mimic Ted these last few weeks. I guess it didn’t fool anyone.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 6:23:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Diogenesis

I suspect Soros has been stuffing envelopes and couriering them to targeted politicians to sway their “opinions” the past 5 years. Haven’t seen this many politicians flip on issues ever in my lifetime.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 6:23:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Diogenesis

He lost me when he supported Specter.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: SeekAndFind
Cornyn remained neutral in that race for an open seat, as did many statewide Republican officials.

Wait. When Cornyn chose to stay neutral, that was OK. But when Cruz decides to return the favor and stay neutral, it's called a "snub." Nope, no bias there!

9 posted on 08/24/2013 6:29:45 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As a principle, non-endorsing may be wise but, in practice, it can be damaging for one’s career. Eventually, guys like Cruz and Paul have to begin building some concensus within their ranks or they will always be on the outside and their ideas largely ignored.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 6:32:10 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Cruz has all the concensus he needs... from the voters. And nobody is ignoring Cruz. He lives in the heads of the MSM rent free.

Besides, I don't think preserving his career at all costs is important to Cruz, as it is to most of the GOP-E.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/24/2013 6:42:17 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

With his non-endorsement Ted Cruz has officially burned his bridges with the Republican establishment.

This is good. Impressive even.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 6:49:48 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Imagine that....a GOP senator who is not a hypocrite. Truly, Sen. Cruz is one of a kind.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: JRandomFreeper
Eventually, guys like Cruz and Paul have to begin building some concensus within their ranks or they will always be on the outside and their ideas largely ignored.

Sorry I disagree agree with that. It was very disappointing that Rand Paul endorsed Mitch McConnell and stated he would not back a Tea Party challenge to McConnell. That could very well result in McConnell staying right where he is for another 6 years. Thank you Ted Cruz for not doing the same with regard to Cornyn.

14 posted on 08/24/2013 6:55:34 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: JRandomFreeper; OrangeHoof

Sorry meant to address OrangeHoof


15 posted on 08/24/2013 6:57:38 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Reddon
Think nothing of it..... now to call off the air strike.. ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 08/24/2013 6:59:38 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Man, the establishment is going to be pissed at Cruz even more. Good!


17 posted on 08/24/2013 7:06:23 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Reddon

Ted Cruz is entirely a self made man.

Rand Paul rode into town on his father’s horse.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 7:09:02 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: OrangeHoof
guys like Cruz and Paul have to begin building some consensus

No they don't. In the Senate, you've got RINOs who lost primaries but kept their seat with sleazy third party runs. You've got the situation where Flake, Ayotte, and Rubio were looking to build alliances, and ended up traitoring us. Cruz, Paul, and others who agree with them would do best articulating their wisdom and vision to save the US, and thus help fellow constitutional conservatives get elected.

As far as I'm concerned the RINO globalist ptb are worse than the dems. They were ALL elected because people wanted a conservative alternative. When they start compromising-selling out, they often lose the next election. Scott Brown and Rick Santorum did.

If the nation's going down anyway, I'd rather it be with dems in power than with RINOs who don't stick to the principles they campaign on.

19 posted on 08/24/2013 7:15:28 AM PDT by grania
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To: jsanders2001

What has been happening, and is still happening, is stuff in fiction Politiko stories...

Sadly, none of this is fiction.. and even sadder still, is it took this mess that is currently happening to backhand some of the deniers (low info voters) for them to see that this is not only happening in fiction books :/

Even MORE sad, is that many of us tried to warn the low info voters before the 2008 elections that this was about to go into high gear mode for them, as a matter of fact, it is faster than even I expected.
This IS the takeover of the USA.. front and center.. it is a coup d’état on our freedom.

Call me a conspiracy nut if you like, but the pieces are falling into place :/


20 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: grania
I'm beyond surprise that no one on FR posted anything about RINO Scott Brown's appearance as substitute host on the Factor last night.

The first 5 minutes of him and his marxist propagandist guest was all I could take...and away I went to the computer to freep and cool off.

Leni

21 posted on 08/24/2013 7:20:22 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

It played out like a campaign stop for me. Is he running for office? Spineless if you ask me.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 7:24:22 AM PDT by diggerwillow
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To: OrangeHoof

Why would Cruz want to build consensus with people who think he’s a “whacko bird?” He’s actually doing what he’s supposed to do: listen to the people he represents and do what they want.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: P-Marlowe
Ted Cruz is entirely a self made man. Rand Paul rode into town on his father’s horse.

Yep Rand Paul just bought Mitch McConnell's support to be repaid some time in the future. Hate to see our Tea Party candidates start to make deals with people like that. That is the beginning of the end for them, as in Rubio making a deal with McCain.

Now we need to make sure Ted Cruz doesn't pay consequences for not supporting Cornyn by getting rid of Cornyn in 2014. Cornyn is the one remaining RINO Senator up in 2014 who does not yet have a strong primary challenger.

24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: MinuteGal

Forgive me, but I don’t, and can’t) see TV from the states :/


25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:30:27 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz looks better and better.

It’s amazing what one man with integrity can do.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for Ted. We need another Ted Cruz not another GOP snooze.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: CenTex
Here is the video of Ted Cruz at the August 20th Town Hall in Dallas. He does a really good job with the few hecklers. He lets one of them speak and then addresses their question.

Cruz Town Hall

Where is Cornyn's town hall? For that matter, where in my Republican representatives town hall?

28 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:30 AM PDT by rustbucket (Mens et Manus)
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To: OrangeHoof

Not when they win. If Cornyn is replaced they add one more to their ranks. Paul made a mistake in endorsing McConnell.


29 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:48 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Cruz is a smart guy.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 7:50:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MinuteGal; ExTexasRedhead

“The first 5 minutes of him and his marxist propagandist guest was all I could take...and away I went to the computer to freep and cool off.”

Me too! Scott Brown was just awful!


31 posted on 08/24/2013 8:18:42 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this is also a signal that Cruz will pressure Cornyn, and the rest of the RSC, to stay the hell out of GOP primaries in SC, Tenn, Wyomoning


32 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (2014 Tea Party Trifecta! Retire Mitch, Lamar, and Lindsey)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this is also a signal that Cruz will pressure Cornyn, and the rest of the RSC, to stay the hell out of GOP primaries in SC, Tenn, Wyomoning, and, oh yeah...how could I forget..Kentucky..


33 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:58 AM PDT by ken5050 (2014 Tea Party Trifecta! Retire Mitch, Lamar, and Lindsey)
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To: Bikkuri

> Sadly, none of this is fiction.. and even sadder still, is it took this mess that is currently happening to backhand some of the deniers (low info voters) for them to see that this is not only happening in fiction books :/

I think the reality is turning out to be worse than the books or movies portray. For one, you can’t use those brute tactics they employ and hit one nerve center that brings down the whole regime nor are the scenarios where guards step away from their posts when lured by a sexy looking 20 or 30 something who then karate chops him and stashes him in a bathroom or behind a desk while a hacker hooks up a device that cracks the security code in 30 seconds or less. That’s all liberal Hollywood fantasyland crap. Everyone knows it takes at least a minute for those cracking programs to break the code but even then you’ll have to chop off someone’s head and hold their eyeball up to the retinal scanner ...all in under 5 minutes before security reinforcements arrive... : )


34 posted on 08/24/2013 8:49:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for Ted. Cornyn needs to be replaced with a Tea Party conservative.


35 posted on 08/24/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz keeps making good decisions.

Last time cornyn was seen in Texas was on a milk carton.

His paychecks are coming from somewhere else.

I’ve said for ages that you couldn’t get a yes or no answer out of cornyn if you put him up against a wall with a bazooka to his head.


36 posted on 08/24/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: OrangeHoof

I disagree. Some people eventually see the light and change others have to feel the heat to change. RINOs will never see the light. There is no profit in trying to reveal it to them. It is a waste of time and effort.

We either sweep in with conservative principles or we disappear forever. There is no compromise. Compromise is what got us to where we are.

Pick your principles carefully. They have to be worthy of carrying to your grave or going to your grave because you stand for them.


37 posted on 08/24/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: CenTex

Ted was even in Fayetville, Arkansas this week. I don’t get the value of that investment of his precious time. He was there with his father and Demint at a small open venue. Very well controlled but open to the public by RSVP.


38 posted on 08/24/2013 10:32:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SeekAndFind

Until a serious challenger steps forward it won’t make much difference who endorses or doesn’t endorse in the primary. So far a strong contender hasn’t put a name in the primary hat.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 10:44:29 AM PDT by deport
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To: JRandomFreeper; MinuteGal

Isn’t it curious how the Dewhurst ‘do you know who I AM?’ 911 call to spring his stepniece out of the clink is getting no play?

Conservative radio in Austin jumped all over it, but I’ve seen no mention of it elsewhere.


40 posted on 08/24/2013 10:46:08 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: OrangeHoof

Under normal circumstances you are right, but now we are in a struggle between same old GOP that goes along to get along and conservatives that are realists enough to know America is at the edge of ruin and that we either make critical course corrections or wind up like Europe.

Cornyn tried a bit to fool us but has now proved by his Town hall hiding he and Cruz are on different sides.

Our biggest trouble with Cornyn is finding a known and viable opponent for the Primary. Without a good option Cornyn may be our only choice. He is better than having any dem Senator.


41 posted on 08/24/2013 11:05:16 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Under normal circumstances you are right, but now we are in a struggle between same old GOP that goes along to get along and conservatives that are realists enough to know America is at the edge of ruin and that we either make critical course corrections or wind up like Europe.

Cornyn tried a bit to fool us but has now proved by his Town hall hiding he and Cruz are on different sides.

Our biggest trouble with Cornyn is finding a known and viable opponent for the Primary. Without a good option Cornyn may be our only choice. He is better than having any dem Senator.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 11:06:15 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: txhurl

Tyler’s Conservative Radio covered DoWorst in depth. I believe some of our TV news as well.

DoWorst is a genuine slimeball politician.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks, Ted. Now I need not feel badly when I fail to vote for him.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: jsanders2001

Crap... had it wrong.. thought it was only 30 seconds for the security to arrive, from half a planet away... :p


45 posted on 08/24/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Maelstorm

Was no mistake.. Rand, like his pop, is a Libertopian.. :/


46 posted on 08/24/2013 1:30:09 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: X-spurt
conservatives that are realists enough to know America is at the edge of ruin


We (USA) have already fallen off the cliff :/
47 posted on 08/24/2013 1:33:02 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri

Texas has not and will not, even if we must go on our own way.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 2:22:42 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

Cornyn disappoints at times but he’s not awful.

My whole point is that a senator who doesn’t learn how to build coalitions is going to find himself with no friends no matter how correct he may be. That’s how Washington works, not how I’d prefer it to be. This town has a lot of scratch-my-back-itis. The guy who decides he is too pure will get marginalized.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: X-spurt

Yes he is, and now he’s feeling what mud feels like thrown back.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

GO ABBOTT!


50 posted on 08/24/2013 3:42:04 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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