Ted Cruz for President

Cruz Indiana Blitz Starts in Osceola Today

Mark Maley, The Elkhart Truth

In the last full day of campaigning before Tuesday’s presidential primary, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will start his day at an Osceola restaurant  — the first of 10 campaign stops in Indiana

Cruz: California Will Decide the GOP Nominee for President

Chip Yost, KTLA and LA Times

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told California Republicans Saturday that the state was at a crossroads where it would decide the party’s nominee for president on June 7. Cruz also played up the California roots of his running mate, Carly Fiorina.

Why Today’s Romp by Trump Doesn’t Matter

Drew Ryun, The Resurgent

Donald Trump will win in the neighborhood of 100 delegates on April 26. That will put him in the neighborhood of 945 to 955 delegates in the pursuit of 1,237, but the month of May is going to be a death march for Donald Trump.

What Ted Cruz is really like

Asheesh Agarwal, The Indianapolis Star

Anyone who has worked for Ted has gained a lifelong friend and mentor. As an adjunct law professor, Ted would stay long after class to discuss appellate advocacy and constitutional law with his students. During the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Ted’s first concern was for the safety of his staff, whom he later invited to his apartment for a prayer session.

Who would Ted Cruz choose as his VP?

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

It makes sense to pick someone well in advance of the convention, and if possible to assist in stopping Trump before he hits 1,237 delegates. There are many talented choices if this were a regular election year but this is no ordinary year. 

Cruz sweeps through Southern California

Joshua Stewart and Seema Mehta, San Diego Union-Tribune

Sen. Ted Cruz held raucous rallies in Orange and San Diego counties Monday and made it clear that he believes California will play a pivotal role in determining the Republican presidential nomination for the first time in decades.

Cruz, Trump prepare mass-money arms race in California

Shane Goldmacher, Politico

If Cruz is to stop Trump short of 1,237 delegates, the final decisive stand will almost certainly come in California. “California is likely to be where this fight is decided,” said Ray McNally, a Republican strategist in the state. And that realization has spurred a behind-the-scenes arms race, with Cruz, Trump, John Kasich and their allies making new hires, planning new field offices and forming new big-money groups in what is set to be the sprawling state’s most consequential Republican primary in a half-century.

Trump's Saturday delegate disaster

Eli Stokols and Kyle Cheney, Politico

Donald Trump’s struggle to win loyal delegates to the Republican National Convention grew even more desperate on Saturday, with crushing losses in Colorado and South Carolina that put victory at a contested convention further from his grasp.

The Never Trump Crowd Are Asinine Frauds, Fakes

Mark Levin, The Mark Levin Show

Levin says to those people out there who are saying ‘stop Trump,’ I can understand ‘stop Trump’ in a primary process. But stop Trump or you’ll vote for Hillary? Stop Trump or you won’t vote at all? These people are not conservatives. They’re not constitutionalists. They’re frauds. They’re fakes. They’re not brave. They’re asinine. They’re buffoons...

Mike Gallagher to Ted Cruz: If You Teamed Up With Trump, You Two Would Be "Unstoppable"

Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics

Talk radio star Gallagher posed this scenario to Senator Cruz: I saw Pat Buchanan last night who said, if Ted Cruz and Donald Trump unite, if they teamed up, they'd set the nation on fire, they'd be unstoppable. It might be hard to put the toothpaste back in the bottle, but do you see any scenario where that could happen?

Cruz, Not Ryan, Would Probably Win A Contested Convention

Nate Silver, fivethirtyeight.com

The “establishment” won’t pick the party’s nominee. The 2,472 delegates in Cleveland will. And most of them will be chosen at state or local party conventions a long way from Washington. Few will be household names, having quietly attended party gatherings in Fargo, North Dakota, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, for years with little remuneration or recognition. Although the proverbial Acela-riding insiders might dream of Ryan or Kasich, there are indications that the rank-and-file delegates are into Ted Cruz — and they’re the ones who will have votes in Cleveland.

Here's how Ted Cruz could win California

George Skelton, The Los Angeles Times

The candidate who receives the most votes in each congressional district captures three delegates. In addition, the statewide winner will be awarded 10. All these 169 delegates will be selected by and committed to the candidates. Plus, three state party leaders will be unpledged delegates — for a grand California total of 172, roughly 14% of the 1,237 needed to nominate.

9 Observations and Outcomes From the Wisconsin Waterloo

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Cruz’s sweeping victory in Wisconsin proves team Cruz’s original thesis: as long as this is a two-man race and as long as Cruz can get his message out, Trump can be defeated in almost every state.  In many ways, this could be the Waterloo of the election.

It’s About Who Can Beat The GOP Establishment AND Hillary

Crushing the Washington Cartel is only half the job. Trump has proven that he is great at tearing down the old order, but his lack of discipline has alienated key elements of the coalition necessary to defeat Hillary Clinton and win the election. We urge conservatives and populists to vote Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin Republican Primary and beyond.

Why Cruz Is Poised to Stop Trump in Wisconsin

John Fund, National Review

The only two public polls taken in the last month show Ted Cruz with a narrow lead. A big factor is Governor Scott Walker’s reshaping of conservatism in the state since he beat back union opponents of his reforms in 2011 and survived a recall attempt in 2012. Mark Block, a political strategist, says that the state’s conservatives expect substantive policy debates and are sophisticated in evaluating candidates. Many of them are unimpressed with Trump. 

CatholicVote Endorses Ted Cruz

Christine Rousselle, TownHall.com

The website CatholicVote endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president today, saying that they feel as though he is the best of all remaining candidates on the issues of life, marriage, and religious liberty.

Time for GOP to Get Over Any Aversions to Ted Cruz

Ed Rogers, The Washington Post

There is still a lot of foot dragging and paralysis among Republicans as they contemplate supporting Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.). But Republicans can support Cruz and feel good about it. Cruz has real intellectual depth, and it’s not just that he has a sufficient IQ or good educational credentialing — he’s a student of government and of history. You can bet that everything from his personnel selections to his policy positions would be informed, thoroughly thought through and defensible.

Let’s uproot the pernicious, unproven claim that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump’s wife

Phillip Bump, The Washington Post

There is no evidence that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump's wife. In a normal election year, this statement would be relatively uncontroversial. After all, it's true. Yes, there was an ad that ran in Utah, suggesting that because she had posed for provocative modeling photos, she was somehow unfit to be first lady. But, no, that ad was not from the Cruz campaign. 

Why Donald Trump Will Lose To Hillary Clinton

Noah Millman, The American Conservative

The reason has nothing to do with Trump’s positioning on the issues and the potential coalition that could be assembled around those issues. It has everything to do with Trump as an individual candidate.

Cruz earning grudging media respect

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

Now that every other candidate other than John Kasich has bit the dust, the Texas senator has emerged as the anti-Trump alternative—even among those who don’t much like him. And that has produced more positive coverage—or at least more respectful coverage—from a press corps that is overwhelmingly comprised of partisan Democrats.