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Ted Cruz endorses Nathan Hecht for Texas Supreme Court
Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2014 AT 5:23 PM

Posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PST by SoConPubbie

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Senator Ted Cruz sent Chief Justice Nathan Hecht the best valentine he could Friday, his endorsement for Hecht’s campaign for re-election to the Texas Supreme Court.

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“Senator Cruz has been outspoken in advocating that the U.S. Constitution should be America’s guidepost,” Hecht said in a press release of the Texas Republican.

“When Senator Cruz was Solicitor General of Texas, he saw the Texas Supreme Court first-hand in many cases. Because he has had a unique opportunity to watch the court at work, I am especially honored that he has expressed confidence in me as chief justice.”

In his endorsement of Hecht, Cruz said the justice “is a strong principled conservative, with a deep passion for our Constitution. For decades, Chief Justice Hecht has led the judicial conservatives on the Texas Supreme Court, and I’m proud to endorse him.”

In the March primary, Hecht will square off against former state Rep. Robert E. Talton.

“As a Justice for many years, and now as chief justice, I have worked to help ensure that the Supreme Court’s decisions are fair and in the mainstream of American law,” Hecht said.

“I am privileged to lead a Court that is respected for its commitment to the rule of law and access to justice for all.”

Texas voters can vote in the Republican Primary starting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28.

Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz

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1 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:46 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

methinks Hecht probably just won his race.....


3 posted on 02/25/2014 6:07:50 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: SoConPubbie

So what did Ted Cruz say?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 6:08:01 AM PST by Ramonne
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To: ConservativeDude

I don’t think there was much doubt about the outcome.Hecht was first elected to the
Supreme Court in 1988 and was reelected to six-year terms in 1994, 2000, and 2006.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:14 AM PST by deport
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To: SoConPubbie

Wish Ted would endorse one of Cornyn’s opponents.

Get sick yesterday when I opened my NRA magazine and found a full page ad touting Cornyn’s conservative credentials.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 6:24:24 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: bestintxas

Wish Ted would endorse one of Cornyn’s opponents.”

One of the local news channels mentioned the physical absence of Stockman from the races and what an awful race he is running - no fundraising, no appearances, etc. Wonder if he was a candidate just as a diversion and if Cornyn ended up being in a two person run-off with him, Cornyn would be a shoe in. Shrewd political move and after a few years of working in Texas politics, nothing would surprise me.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 6:33:18 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SoConPubbie
I have gotten so many endorsements by groups calling themselves Conservatives. So far they all start of with Cornyn and they get tossed out. Wish I could get a whole list from Cruz! Who else beside Paxton has Cruz endorsed?
8 posted on 02/25/2014 6:48:34 AM PST by Ditter
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz endorsed Konni Burton in SD 10


9 posted on 02/25/2014 7:08:59 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: bestintxas

Get sick yesterday when I opened my NRA magazine and found a full page ad touting Cornyn’s conservative credentials.
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Which is why I’ve stopped supporting the NRA financially. It wasn’t much money wise, but every bit counts.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 7:09:14 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Ditter

See post #9


11 posted on 02/25/2014 7:14:45 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Voted for him yesterday!


12 posted on 02/25/2014 7:30:50 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: bestintxas

Cruz doesn’t have to. The people know who Cornyn is now. The only way he can win is if the dumocrats help him by fraud.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 7:32:39 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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