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  • In Utah, Trump’s brash style doesn’t sit well with a certain sliver of the GOP base

    03/19/2016 3:54:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/19/16 | Katie Zezima
    When Donald Trump entered the presidential race, Laurie Towers liked how he was able to channel many Americans’ anger and frustration. But as the primary season ramped up, Towers, who is Mormon, increasingly found herself turned off by Trump. “We have values and standards that he doesn’t hold dear,” Towers said of herself and other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As Trump continues to gain support from nearly every demographic that makes up the Republican primary voting base, primary results show that he is lagging behind with a small group: Mormon voters. -snip- Meanwhile, the...
  • Cruz in Utah: Best friend Mike Lee ‘would look good’ on the Supreme Court

    03/19/2016 3:18:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 152 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/19/16 | LEE DAVIDSON
    Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck says he’s fulfillment of Mormon prophecy, Gayle Ruzicka predicts he’ll be better than Reagan. Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Utahns on Saturday that the biggest danger America faces is career politicians who no longer listen — and he relishes battling them for the people. -snip- Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. "I don't have any friends in Washington except these two," he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he...
  • First on CNN: Ted Cruz summons top fundraisers to Vegas

    03/19/2016 2:33:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/18/16 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz is summoning his top fundraisers to an exclusive retreat in Las Vegas next month. The Texas senator's aides on Friday called their top bundlers to gather between April 8 and 10, according to an invitation obtained by CNN. The candidate and his wife, Heidi, will be on hand. The retreat for national finance committee members comes at a time when Cruz's fundraising team is taking on more moneymen in order to wage a long, expensive national campaign, in order to prevent Republican front-runner Donald Trump from locking up the delegates needed to win the nomination. Current fundraisers must...
  • Mitt Romney: Vote for Ted Cruz over 'Trumpism'

    03/19/2016 11:57:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/18/16 | Anthony Zurcher
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose the nominee. He campaigned with Governor John Kasich in Ohio but said voting for Mr Cruz is the only way to stop "Trumpism". -snip- "Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!" Mr Trump said on Twitter. -snip- "Today, there is a contest between Trumpism...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:39:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. -snip- Cruz, 2016 presidential candidate, fired back at Romney in a Thursday radio interview with KFYO's Chad Hasty. "So Mitt Romney's tweet today said, 'Gosh, this rhetoric is not helpful,'" Cruz said. "John Adams famously said, 'Facts are stubborn things.' Describing the actual facts is not using rhetoric; it is called speaking the truth." The senator recalled what he described as a critical moment during the 2012 presidential race: A...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:19:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/30/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause." "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause," Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday. -snip- Cruz fired back at Romney on Thursday afternoon during an interview on the Chad Hasty radio show, in a clip flagged by Democratic rapid response group American Bridge 21st century. "When you send billions of dollars to Jihadists trying to kill Americans, you bear responsibility for the...
  • Ted Cruz Trashes Mitt Romney In Secret Audio Recording From Private Event (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/31/15 | CAITLIN CRUZ
    residential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) hasn't abandoned his take-no-prisoners approach to politics after all. Cruz — who called former presidential candidate Mitt Romney "honorable" and "experienced" in his New York Times-best selling book — privately described Romney as the worst possible candidate during an event earlier this year, according to the National Journal on Friday. While giving a speech in May for the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz said Romney was the worst candidate the GOP could have nominated in 2012 because of his record on healthcare reform. -snip-...
  • Cruz: Mitt 'French-kissed' Obama (2012 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:01:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/12 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.
  • Trump hits Cruz with late attack ad in Utah

    03/19/2016 10:51:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Donald Trump has launched a late TV ad blitz in Utah that targets Ted Cruz just days before state Republicans caucus Tuesday. The commercial recycles a now familiar Trump attack against the Texas senator, dubbing him "Lying Ted Cruz." The spot casts Cruz as inconsistent on immigration, an issue that both Trump and the senator have made central to their campaigns. It spotlights an interview Cruz gave on Fox News in December, when he was shown past statements in which he appeared to back a pathway to citizenship for those living in the United States illegally. In the interview, Cruz...
  • Glenn Beck: Failure to Elect Ted Cruz Will Leave Us With Blood on Our Hands

    03/19/2016 9:02:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/18/17 | Pam Key
    Thursday on The Blaze TV, host Glenn Beck told his listeners why he is campaigning for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and he urged them to do the same because if America goes away, the blood will be on their hands. Beck said, “I’m going to be in Arizona and Utah for the campaign and I’m doing it because that’s what I can do. Others can do whatever it is you do. But even if it’s one person, you be bold. We are on the Titanic, it’s going down. Knock on every single door. They don’t want to...
  • Cruz calls Kasich ‘the spoiler’ at Arizona rally

    03/19/2016 8:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/18/16 | WGRZ
    Ted Cruz, the high-octane conservative U.S. senator from Texas, made the case Friday night in Phoenix that he provides the only viable alternative to GOP front-runner Donald Trump. -snip- "There's no good reason (for Kasich to stay in the race)," Cruz said during a question-and-answer session with conservative TV and radio commentator Sean Hannity that was carried live on the Fox News Channel. "He is essentially the spoiler. A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Donald Trump." Cruz's dig at Kasich, made just a few days before Tuesday's winner-take-all Arizona presidential preference election, prompted a Twitter response from...
  • Cruz Feeling 'Pretty Darn Good' About Romney's Backing

    03/19/2016 8:23:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/16 | NBC News
    Ted Cruz openly welcomed the backing of Mitt Romney on Friday afternoon, telling reporters at a press conference on the Arizona-Mexico border that Romney's decision is "pretty darn good." "Listen, in my book, when someone says I'm voting for you and I encourage everyone else to vote for you, that's pretty darn good," Cruz said, also responding to the absence of an official endorsement by the GOP's 2012 nominee. "And I'll take that - and take that happily."
  • Kasich ad: Before Romney supported Cruz, he was campaigning for me

    03/19/2016 8:17:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/19/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is reminding voters that before Mitt Romney was voting for Ted Cruz, he was campaigning for Kasich. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, announced Friday that he will be voting for Cruz in Utah’s caucuses this week. But a new ad by Kasich shows Romney supporting the Ohio governor at campaign events last week. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record. If you want to see that balanced budget, if you want to get rid of ObamaCare, we’ve got to turn out and make sure we send a signal loud and...
  • Trump: Cruz now has the Lindsey Graham 'jinx'

    03/18/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is brushing off news that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is apparently backing his main rival for the nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Trump suggested Friday that Cruz was on the receiving end of a "jinx" after Graham, who endorsed Jeb Bush after ending his own campaign, signaled support for Cruz. "Lyin' Ted Cruz lost all five races on Tuesday-and he was just given the jinx - a Lindsey Graham endorsement. Also backed Jeb. Lindsey got 0!" Trump tweeted. The businessman's remarks come a day after news emerged that Graham, a vocal opponent of Trump, would...
  • Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19)

    03/18/2016 11:33:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19) Doors open at 11:00 AM WHEN Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM (MST) WHERE Tucson Convention Center - 260 South Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • After tough talk on security and immigration, Ted Cruz will visit the border Friday

    03/18/2016 11:20:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/17/16 | Christine Ayala
    Sen. Ted Cruz will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, marking only his second trip as a presidential candidate – although he has made border security central to his campaign. Related Lindsey Graham to campaign for Cruz but falls short of endorsing him Rubio calls Cruz the 'only conservative left in the race' Cruz takes the debate to Trump, following front-runner to pro-Israel conference The Republican will make stops in Phoenix and Douglas, Ariz., which hugs the border, sitting across from Agua Prieta, Mexico. Since the start of his Senate term in 2013, Cruz has made only five visits to Texas...
  • Why Ted Cruz Should Reach Out To Mitch McConnell

    03/18/2016 11:10:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/16 | Matt K Lewis
    Even for high achievers (especially for high achievers?) ego can be a career-limiting liability. Let’s take the case of Ted Cruz, for example. As the Weekly Standard notes, “Ted Cruz said that he won’t humble himself before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to smooth over the rough relationship he has developed with colleagues.” (Specifically, he said he won’t go “on bended knee, with my hat in hand” to McConnell.) I can understand the Cruz’s desire to preserve his outsider status, and we all have fallen victim to the temptation to gloat over our successes. But I still suspect this is...

    03/18/2016 10:50:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/18/16 | TAYLOR WOFFORD
    In a sign of how truly dire things have become for the GOP this presidential election cycle, an increasing number of big-name Republicans are turning to Ted Cruz—arguably the party's least-liked member—in an effort to prevent the current front-runner, Donald Trump, from hijacking the party's nomination. -snip- On Thursday, Cruz won the grudging support of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who until December was one of Cruz's rivals for the Republican nomination. Graham's antipathy for his fellow senator is well known -snip- And on March 8, Jeb Bush's younger brother, Neil, joined Cruz's campaign finance team.
  • Ted Cruz to tour Arizona border (with Carly Fiorina)

    03/18/2016 8:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 3/17/16 | Arizona Daily Star
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to tour the border Friday, officials say. House Speaker David Gowan will lead the tour, which will also include Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who dropped her run for the White House.
  • Watch Lindsey Graham go from hating to endorsing Ted Cruz

    03/18/2016 7:25:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/16 | Chris Moody
    It's that strange time again in American politics when politicians endorse candidates they have repeatedly said they can't stand. For months, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been warning the nation about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But on Thursday, Graham told CNN that not only is he supporting Cruz, he's fundraising for him. Graham pointed to Donald Trump's rise as the reason, explaining that Cruz might be the only one to stop him. "I think he's the best alternative to beat Donald Trump," Graham told CNN. "I'm going to help Ted in any way I can." It's a strange...