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  • Clinton, Cruz lead in new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll (Arkansas)

    02/07/2016 4:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Arkansas Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lindsey Millar
    Sen. Ted Cruz holds a narrow lead over Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump among Republican voters in a new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll. Here's the breakdown: 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know Meanwhile, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton holds a broad lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. 57% Hillary Clinton 25% Bernie Sanders 18% Don't Know The poll also asked Republican voters how they felt about Mike Huckabee and Gov. Hutchinson. Both were pretty well liked. Their endorsement of...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.

    02/07/2016 1:20:52 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 06, 2016 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights

    02/07/2016 9:19:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 6, 2016
    Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights...
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 161 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the New Hampshire GOP debate. Cruz managed to stay above the hand to hand combat between the desperate governors and Sen Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. He gave great answers to the ABC News moderators, some of whom spent the night fishing for sound bites that could be used to help the Democrats' eventual nominee. Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Marco Rubio early and seemed to rattle him. Unfortunately Christie came across as...
  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • The Way Ted Cruz Won

    02/06/2016 4:27:51 PM PST · by spintreebob · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 5 2016 | Nate Kohn
    He won Iowa for one reason: He excelled among people who described themselves as very conservative.
  • Former Ben Carson communications director: They gave Cruz a 'loaded pistol'

    02/06/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's former top campaign aides think Carson's campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson's campaign hastily said that the candidate was heading home "to get fresh clothes," amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson's former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury....
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • It's Time for Carson to Look in the Mirror

    02/06/2016 1:13:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 6, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    In an effort to draw attention to his Kim Kardashian-style vanity campaign, Ben Carson took his contrived outrage mongering against Cruz to a new level yesterday.  During one of his numerous media appearances over the past three days, which is more actual campaigning than he’s done for the past few months while he took a hiatus to sell books, Carson compared Cruz’s behavior in Iowa to Hillary following the Benghazi tragedy. Enough is enough.  If Carson wants to talk about the depths of deception and dishonesty he should “start looking at the man in the mirror.”I was born and bred...
  • World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)

    02/06/2016 11:34:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    EWTN ^ | February 4, 2016
    World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)
  • Ted Cruz Confronted By Angry Ethanol Farmer; Responds Like A President (video)

    02/06/2016 10:32:16 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 56 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | February 6, 2016
    Ted Cruz Confronted By Angry Ethanol Farmer; Responds Like A President...
  • Ted Cruz Didn’t Lie: The Entire Carson/Cruz Fight Timeline

    02/06/2016 7:39:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 169 replies
    Constitution ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    Politics is a fast-paced and unpredictable game, and sometimes, unfortunate things happen. That's the best way I can describe what occurred on caucus night in Iowa when CNN implied that Ben Carson was dropping out of the Republican race, and the Cruz campaign swiftly alerted caucus-goers that they should consider voting for Ted Cruz instead. Let's start from the beginning. Shortly before the Iowa caucus was set to begin, CNN's Jake Tapper reported: ...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz (gotta love the first picture!)

    02/05/2016 12:37:08 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies
    twitter ^ | November 5, 2016
    Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz...
  • Dr. James Dobson for Ted Cruz for President [new ad]

    02/05/2016 12:11:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 5, 2016 | James Dobson
    Dr. James Dobson for Ted Cruz for President [new ad]
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • It Looks Like Ben Carson’s Campaign is Using Ted Cruz to Stay Alive

    02/05/2016 9:13:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 48 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 4, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I think we now know why Ben Carson and his campaign are making such a fuss over Ted Cruz’s campaign. The Cruz camp took advantage of the Carson campaign’s misstep in Iowa. The Carson campaign generated headlines that Carson was packing it up after Iowa and heading back to Florida. It read to a lot of people, including the Cruz camp, that Carson was dropping out.No, according to Carson, he just needed clean clothes.But since then, the Carson camp has bludgeoned Ted Cruz’s campaign for daring to rapidly respond to Carson’s news far more rapidly than Carson walked it back....
  • In Celebration Of Ted Cruz’s Tough Tactics In Iowa

    02/05/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | February 5, 2016 | George Rasley
    he establishment media and Iowa Caucus losers Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have been savaging Ted Cruz and his campaign team for the tactics that helped Senator Cruz win the Hawkeye State's first-in-the-nation election contest. But we think that Republicans, and especially conservatives, should celebrate the fact that they have a candidate and a campaign team in the race that are smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, right on the issues and ruthless enough to use every issue and advantage they can identify to win. First, let's knockdown the ludicrous charge by Donald Trump (repeated to our disappointment...
  • Chris Stigall: Stop Blaming Ted Cruz For Ben Carson Rumors

    02/05/2016 8:40:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 4, 2016 | Chris Stigall
    Philadelphia (CBS) – Chris Stigall criticized presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump for blaming Ted Cruz after rumors were spread by his supporters in the moments before the Iowa Caucus that Carson was dropping out and returning home to Florida.Stigall, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said this entire controversy is Carson’s fault for running such a poor campaign and making mistakes that can be exploited by his opponents.“These people are in perpetual, constant dog fights. On the mic, off the mic, on the camera, off the camera, on Twitter, they’re never off, they’re never off, they never go away....
  • I Once Heard Donald Trump Speak. Here’s Why That Prompted Me To Endorse Ted Cruz.

    02/05/2016 6:19:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 90 replies
    IJReview ^ | Markeece Young
    Markeece Young is a nationally recognized political blogger and activist. As a former Democrat he now dedicates his time to reaching minority and millennials voters to the right...
  • Cruz's Iowa Win Akin to Santorum, Huckabee

    02/03/2016 5:27:48 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 75 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's path to the presidency could be short lived — with statistics revealing his victory in Iowa this week is very similar to the 2008 and 2012 wins of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, whose presidential campaigns eventually went belly up. That mirrors Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, and Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, whose voters consisted of 76 and 83 percent evangelical Christians, respectively, according to number-crunching by The Post.
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

    02/01/2016 7:43:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2016
    Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
  • The Sorry State of Huckabee & Santorum

    01/31/2016 4:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 31, 2016 | Olivia Nuzzi
    They both have Iowa caucus wins, yet the only feeling voters seem to manage for these two is apathy. Rick Santorum was unhappy. While other candidates have managed to draw crowds of hundreds and even tens of thousands this cycle, Santorum arrived at Second Street Emporium, a dimly lit restaurant and bar in Webster City, Iowa, on Saturday afternoon, to find that fewer than 50 people had come to see his town hall. Making matters worse, the majority of them weren't Iowa voters, but high school students who'd been bussed in from Cincinnati. They couldn't even vote in the caucus...
  • Huckabee: Cruz can't be trusted (Video at link)

    01/29/2016 1:28:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 38 replies
    Hill ^ | January 29, 2016, 08:35 am | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says primary rival Ted Cruz cannot be trusted to be a conservative leader in the White House, accusing the Texas senator of flip-flopping on several issues. "Ted Cruz has changed his positions on ethanol, immigration, H-1B visas," Huckabee said Friday on CNN's "New Day." "He's changed it on whether marriage is a state or a federal issue. He's changed it on whether he's going to be a real champion for religious liberty or whether that's going to be way down the road and it's not important," he added. The former Arkansas governor said voters shouldn't...
  • Donald Trump: I Got To Know Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum ‘On The Trail, As They Say’

    01/28/2016 7:57:20 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Frontrunner Donald Trump invited fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum to attend his fundraiser for veterans, after the two expressed interest in attending to support a good cause. Trump even brought them on stage with him to discuss issues involving veterans. Trump said he had got to know both Huckabee and Santorum "on the trail, as they say." "We have Mike Huckabee sitting right here." Trump said to the crowd asking Huckabee to stand, adding he's a "great guy." "Where's Rick?" Trump then questioned. "Come up here for a second." Trump then pointed to Mrs. Huckabee and...
  • The Latest: Huckabee, Santorum to join Trump boycott event

    01/28/2016 1:05:24 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 37 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | January 28, 2016
    Donald Trump will be joined by two of his rivals at the event he's throwing in place of attending Thursday's GOP debate. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be joining Trump at the veterans benefit at Drake University. http://www.daytondailynews.com/ap/ap/entertainment/the-latest-iowa-workers-plan-rally-at-gop-debate-s/nqDzb/
  • Huckabee to attend Trump event after undercard debate

    01/28/2016 10:07:59 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/28/2016 | Al Weaver
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be attending Donald Trump's Thursday night event, which is attempting to rival the GOP debate down the street in Iowa's capital city. According to a tweet, the 2016 candidate will participate in the undercard debate and then head off to Drake University, where Trump is holding his event after bolting from the debate as his disputes continue with Fox News and Megyn Kelly, who is set to co-moderate the event. Huckabee's announcement is part of a last ditch effort for the 2008 Iowa caucus victor to boost his standing with caucus-goers before Monday. Trump...
  • Huckabee and Santorum Willing to Attend Trump's Event Tonight (Laura Ingraham)

    01/28/2016 9:53:30 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 28 Jan 16 | Staff
    On today's program, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) confirmed they are willing to attend Trump's event tonight at Drake University. Asked if he would attend, Huckabee admitted, "we've put in a call to [Trump's] people and said that I'd be delighted to come." Though he has not heard back, Huckabee said, "if they say that they would be happy to have me, I'll be there." Santorum expressed an equal willingness to attend Trump's event tonight, revealing, "after the debate I'm not going to be doing anything, so, I guess, if it's a charitable thing for the...
  • Huckabee to join Trump at his rally

    01/28/2016 9:28:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    twitter ^ | 01/28/2016 | Mike Hucakbee
    After the #GOPDebate I'll join @realDonaldTrump in Des Moines to support our vets who've been abandoned by @BarackObama. Hope you join us!
  • Mike Huckabee Says Ted Cruz "Constantly Changes Positions" On Plenty Of Issues

    01/28/2016 9:06:47 AM PST · by jpsb · 29 replies
    Brody File ^ | jan 28, 2016 | David Brody
    "The reasons you supported me eight years ago, I've not changed one position. You don't have video of me saying two different things. You don't have video of me saying something different in Marshalltown Iowa than I said in Manhattan. If I said it in Washington, I said it in Waukee (Iowa)
  • Pro-Huckabee SuperPAC Takes Aim At Cruz's Faith in New Ad

    01/27/2016 2:15:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard and Carrie Dann
    A new ad questioning Ted Cruz's commitment to his religious faith will hit Iowa airwaves Wednesday, just days before the high-stakes Iowa caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In the ad, which was created by a superPAC backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, two women discuss Cruz's reported comments on gay marriage and what they call his paltry donations to churches and charities. "I heard something about Ted Cruz -- that gay marriage wouldn't be a top priority for him?" says one woman. The other replies "He said it at a fundraiser in New York City. He tells them one thing -- tells Iowans another."(continued)
  • Huckabee Backers Slams Ted Cruz As A “Phony” Christian In New Iowa TV Ad

    01/27/2016 8:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 26, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Supporters of Mike Huckabee are launching a TV attack ad here in the final days of the race that casts Ted Cruz as a charlatan feigning intense Christian devotion to win votes. The ad, which is being aired by the pro-Huckabee super PAC Pursuing America’s Greatness and was previewed for BuzzFeed News, depicts two women chatting prior to a group Bible study about the upcoming Iowa caucuses. The women are shown discussing recent leaked comments in which Cruz privately told donors he wouldn’t prioritize fighting same-sex marriage if he was elected; they also talk about Cruz’s reportedly meager record of...
  • Report: Republican Strategist Henry Barbour Wants Mike Huckabee To Attack Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 7:28:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 26, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Establishment Republicans and donors are seeking to coalesce around whichever candidate is not Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , according to the New York Times. One influential Republican strategist says he wants to see former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to go after Cruz. "Whoever is not named Trump and not named Cruz that looks strong out of both Iowa and New Hampshire, we should consolidate around," said veteran Republican strategist Henry Barbour. Barbour, according to the New York Times, was so irritated by the internal battle between the establishment candidates that he wanted to raise money for Huckabee's...
  • The Repubs Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 5:23:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    theresurgent ^ | January 26, 2016, 03:00pm | By Erick Erickson |
    The Republicans Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz This is a fascinating article that shows just how much contempt for Ted Cruz the Republican Establishment has. They absolutely hate the guy.In fact, Henry Barbour, who helped scuttle conservatives in Mississippi in the race between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, tried to raise money for a Mike Huckabee supporting super PAC for the sole purpose of attacking Ted Cruz. Mr. Barbour was so exasperated by the intra-establishment combat that this month he sought to raise money for the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee...
  • Mike Huckabee: God Will Judge Ted Cruz’s Christian Faith

    01/23/2016 9:12:58 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    "I'm not going to judge his Christian faith because, look, God is going to judge mine, he's going to judge his," Huckabee said when questioned about Cruz's charitable donations and whether or not protecting marriage is a priority for Cruz during an interview on The O'Reilly Factor on Thursday. Huckabee told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, "Nobody has caught me saying something different in New York than I say in Sioux Center. If I tell somebody something in Marshalltown, Iowa, they will hear the exact same things in Manhattan." Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist Minister, was referencing an earlier report from...
  • Ted Cruz Criticized By Opponent Over Tithing

    01/21/2016 7:32:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/21/2016
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz -- who has surged in Iowa with the help of evangelical voters -- is being criticized by one opponent in the Republican presidential race over his tithing to the church. According to a report at BuzzFeed, based on tax returns released when he ran for the Senate in 2012, "Cruz contributed less than 1 percent of his income to charity between 2006 and 2010 -- a far cry from the 10 percent most evangelical leaders believe the Bible demands." Cruz, who identifies as Southern Baptist, is being challenged for Iowa's Christian conservative vote from a number...
  • Huckabee Allies Take On Cruz in New Ad

    01/18/2016 8:36:17 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | January 14
    A super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took a quick snipe Thursday at opponent Ted Cruz. The ad cuts to images of Cruz while a narrator asks "will you remain steadfast and true or will you wake up deciding who to be that day?"
  • Pro-Huckabee Super PAC Airs New TV Ad (Aims at Cruz)

    01/18/2016 8:10:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    national journal ^ | January 15, 2016 | Adam Wollner
    Huckabee raises questions about Cruz's Canadian birthplace. Pursuing America's Greatness, a super PAC supporting former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), launched a new TV ad in Iowa that briefly swipes at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). "New York City or Dubuque, Iowa, there is only one Mike Huckabee," the narrator says after an image of Cruz appears on screen. The spot is backed by a $550,000 buy. (Hotline reporting) GOING THERE. "Huckabee said Thursday that there is a 'convincing and compelling' case to be made that Cruz's Ca­na­dian birth makes him ineligible for the presidency." Huckabee: "It was never a concern...
  • Huckabee: Cruz Should Go To Court To Settle Presidential Eligibility Issue

    01/18/2016 2:53:34 AM PST · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    TPM ^ | January 14, 2016, 8:01 PM EST | Allegra Kirkland
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday urged his Republican presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to go to court to settle questions about whether he is eligible to run for President. Appearing on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" after Fox Business Network's Republican undercard presidential debate, Huckabee said that the Canadian-born Cruz should seek a summary judgment from a court in order to prove that he can serve as commander-in-chief. "I didn't think it was an issue until I started seeing extensive and thoroughly detailed articles from constitutional law professors with strong credibility saying that this is an issue," Huckabee...
  • Iowa Caucus Goers Wasting Good Cruz Votes on Santorum/Huck are Doing Conservatism a Serious Disfavor

    01/14/2016 8:46:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    just sayin... What's the point of voting for some spoiler polling at 1-3% -both Santorum and the Huckster in the race for dubious reasons anyway, imho. I got to assume such Republican base voters would prefer someone other than Trump be the nominee... and sure can't see what any real conservative wouldn't want to support Cruz as the most credible alternative. Why are people even considering Santorum or Huckabee at this point... nothing special about either of these retreads, really. With Cruz and Trump polling neck-and-neck in Iowa, conservative GOP voters really ought to think about what an extra...
  • Huckabee: Cruz Changing Position on Several Issues

    01/10/2016 9:33:13 PM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 08 Jan 2016 02:50 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Candidates who get their funding from corporate contributors and donors who support other candidates will answer to the people who "throw the dollars at their campaigns," GOP candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday, while accusing fellow candidate Ted Cruz of changing his position on a number of issues. He insisted he wasn't suggesting that Cruz is lacking convictions, but told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" that the Texas Republican has changed his position on a number of issues. Candidates who get their funding from corporate contributors and donors who support other candidates will answer to the people who "throw the dollars at...
  • Huckabee: Cruz "Childish" For Suggesting I Drop Out So Conservatives Can Unify

    01/10/2016 9:24:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 8, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. | Megan Apper
    "Why not rally around me? Why not rally around Rick Santorum?" Mike Huckabee said Thursday that it's "rather childish" for Ted Cruz to suggest candidates drop out of the race to ensure the conservative voice isn't splintered. Iowa radio host Simon Conway said Cruz's warning that a split in the conservative vote would allowing a moderate Republican to win the nomination could be directed at Huckabee and Santorum. Huckabee replied, "Well, I mean, that is certainly something he is going to want to say, but my question would be, why not rally around me? Why not rally around Rick Santorum?"...
  • Huckabee: Evangelical leaders who didn’t endorse me are afraid I’ll hurt their fundraising...

    01/07/2016 10:26:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, I'm trying to think of another case where a member of a movement as prominent as Huckabee is among politically active evangelicals has turned around and basically accused the rest of the movement of being money-grubbing frauds. Because that's what he's doing here, no? Listen to the clip and tell me I'm wrong. Six weeks ago, this guy was desperately seeking the support of many of the same Christian conservative leaders, most notably Bob Vander Plaats, who endorsed him in 2008. But it hasn't gone his way; a coalition of influential evangelicals decided at a meeting in early...
  • Mike Huckabee: 'I Plan To Finish First In Iowa'

    01/07/2016 7:16:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    "I plan to finish first in Iowa," Huckabee said on Thursday morning. "I know a lot of people have written me off, but they wrote me off eight years ago. They wrote Rick Santorum off four years ago. I'm still counting that we're going to have a big surprise for people on February first." "This is not a surrender. This is an all out declaration," Huckabee charged, adding that he wouldn't be working this hard if he didn't think he can win. "There is no short cut here," he continued, explaining that candidates can send out mailers and buy up...
  • Former Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart joins Cruz campaign

    01/04/2016 10:01:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 4, 2016 | Daniel Strauss
    Alice Stewart, the former communications director for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, has joined Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign as a senior adviser, Stewart confirmed on Monday. Stewart said she cemented a deal to join the Texas senator in the past week. She will serve as a national spokeswoman and senior adviser. Stewart's movement comes less than a month after she left the Huckabee campaign amid differing views on the direction of his White House bid. Huckabee's campaign, as POLITICO first reported, recently moved all of its resources to Iowa and the former governor and...