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August 26, 2013


Cruz Refuses to Endorse Cornyn for Re-Election

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declined to back fellow Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn's bid for reelection in 2014, saying that he will probably steer clear of all races in which incumbents face primary challengers, the Washington Post reports.

Cruz called Cornyn a "good man" and a "friend," but said, "I think it is likely that I am going to stay out of incumbent primaries across the country, either supporting incumbents or opposing incumbents."

The Fix: "The freshman Senator has made clear during his brief time in the Senate that he has little interest in going along to get along or any desire to climb the leadership ladder. In case you missed that point, Cruz's trip to Iowa last weekend and to New Hampshire this past Friday -- when he made the Cornyn comments -- are an obvious tell: Cruz wants to run for president in 2016."












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