Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced on Tuesday that he raised a massive $5,317,000 in the January-March first quarter of fundraising this year, Fox News reports.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) emailed donors offering those who chip in $60 will get a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham signed by the Texas senator, calling it a “cancel culture collectible” that will “be a great conversation piece.”
“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) needs your help to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican hands. So blared a handful of Facebook’s ads that Cruz’s campaign committee purchased this month. But none of them were actually raising money for the Republican candidates in Georgia. Instead, every penny donated went directly to…Cruz,” the Daily Beast reports.
“The Cruz campaign bought 15 separate ads on Facebook over the past two weeks, each featuring a video of the senator dramatically hyping the need to hold two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia runoff contests.”
Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) told the Christian Science Monitor that he would take another crack at the White House one day.
Said Cruz: “Look, I hope to run again. We came very, very close in 2016. And it’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was convinced during the 2016 presidential campaign that Donald Trump was actively assisted by Fox News and its late chief Roger Ailes, according to an explosive new book, American Carnage, The Guardian reports.
The book “reveals vivid details of the relationship between Trump and his favorite TV channel, as well as chronicling the dismay it invoked in senior Republicans.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) newly announced presidential campaign, calling it a “Seinfeld campaign” because it is “about nothing,” The Hill reports.
Said Cruz: “In a decade in the Senate, he’s done very little…but he did stomp his foot and yell at me on Senate floor (which he features in fundraising emails).”
“Bennet, a normally quiet, moderate senator, made headlines earlier this year after he blasted Cruz in a now viral speech after Cruz with other Republicans introduced a bill to pay the Coast Guard during a partial government shutdown.”
“Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), typically a mild-mannered, congenial guy, on Thursday unleashed all of his furor over the partial government shutdown on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),” the Washington Post reports.
“In a fiery exchange that played out on the Senate floor shortly before votes on two competing bills to reopen the government, Bennet raised his voice and seemed to let loose six years of pent-up ire directed at Cruz for leading an earlier shutdown.”
Texas Tribune: “When President Donald Trump first announced he would travel to Texas to campaign for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, at least one Texas Republican operative prayed for the rally to take place at Kyle Field in College Station — and the sentiment had nothing to do with Aggie pride.”
“At issue was a fear that if the Trump rally took place in one of Texas’ big cities — particularly Dallas or Houston — the president’s presence could further incite the Democratic base in races where Republican incumbents are in the fights of their political lives.”
“The prayer wasn’t answered. Instead, Trump is headed to the heart of Houston on Monday. And some — but not all — Texas Republican operatives are anxious that he could hurt local incumbents, particularly U.S. Rep. John Culberson and state Rep. Sarah Davis.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declined to say whether he views President Trump as a friend or a foe, describing him as simply “the president,” the Washington Post reports.
Said Cruz: “He’s the president. I work with the president in delivering on our promises. What I told the president the week after the election, I said, ‘Mr. President, I want to do everything humanly possible to roll up my sleeves and lead the fight in the Senate to deliver on our promises.”
Rolling Stone: “The ad — which was paid for by an anti-Cruz PAC and was not endorsed by his senate opponent, Beto O’Rourke — is beautiful in its simplicity, and strikes to the heart of Cruz’s campaign, which has revolved around the idea that he is more authentically Texan than his challenger.”
David Hogg, a Parkland school shooting survivor, has helped to raise nearly $10,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to put up a billboard featuring a 2016 tweet from Donald Trump attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Axios reports.
Said the tweet: “Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol!”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “used a protester’s outburst Saturday to riff on how unhinged the left is, how the display of anger was evidence of the tough race he faces against Rep. Beto O’Rourke in the fall, and how it was really President Obama who colluded with Russia,” the Austin American Statesman reports.
Said Cruz: “It seems to me the very definition of cowardice is standing up and screaming like a child and being afraid to engage in any substance, not knowing any substance, which is why you’re afraid to engage in any substance, and just yelling, ‘Russia, Russia, Russia,’ which is what I guess the fever swamps of the left have told him.”
He added: “The irony of course is that eight years of Obama were eight years of absolute appeasement. We saw eight years of bootlicking for Vladimir Putin.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “made known his distaste for a Republican congressional candidate who is a Holocaust denier — so much so that he encouraged people in that district to vote for the Democrat,” the Daily Beast reports.
Said Cruz: “This is horrific. An avowed Nazi running for Congress.”
He added: “To the good people of Illinois, you have two reasonable choices: write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat. This bigoted fool should receive ZERO votes.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked if he agreed with President Trump’s assertion that a president can pardon himself.
The audio shows Cruz was silent for 18 seconds before saying it’s not a constitutional area he’s studied.
Dinesh D’Souza told the Daily Caller that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the major impetus behind his pardon by President Trump.
“D’Souza noted that he and his wife had dinner with Cruz approximately a month ago. At the dinner, the senator made clear he would push for a pardon during his conversations with President Donald Trump. D’Souza said he then received a call in recent days from Cruz, who told him Trump was very receptive to the pardon and that action could be coming imminently.”
“Voters in Texas on Tuesday are setting up a showdown that Democrats hope will lead to their first victory in a statewide election there since 1994, with Rep. Beto O’Rourke vying to compete for the Senate seat of Republican Ted Cruz,” the Washington Post reports.
“It’s a daunting task for O’Rourke, 45, a three-term congressman. But there are signs he could at least keep November’s election close, including an impressive early-vote turnout among Democrats for Tuesday’s primaries, robust fundraising reports and polls showing declines in popularity for Cruz and President Trump. Neither O’Rourke nor Cruz is facing serious competition in Tuesday’s primaries.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned that Republicans could face a “Watergate-level blowout” in the midterm elections if they don’t make major legislative strides on taxes and health care, the Washington Post reports.
Said Cruz: “If tax reform crashes and burns, if on Obamacare, nothing happens, we could face a bloodbath.”