Ted Cruz for President

Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz

Eliana Johnson, National Review

It may be the richest irony in a cycle full of them that Cruz, whose feud with the party establishment is the stuff of legend, finds himself in the best position to reap the benefits of the system he wants to bring down if he can hold off Trump until July.

Judge Smacks Down Trump’s Ted Cruz Birther Claims, and Hardly Anyone Covers It

Rachel Stockman, LawNewz.com

Pennsylvania Senior Judge Dan Pellegrini delivered an absolute smack down to all of the Ted Cruz birther claims. Judge Pellegrini in his 22 page memorandum opinion found that Ted Cruz was a natural born citizen thereby ruling that Cruz’s name can appear on the Republican primary ballot in Pennsylvania on April 26, 2016. It is the first ruling anywhere that actually tackles the Constitutional questions surrounding Cruz’s eligibility and the media totally ignored it.

CRUZ HAD IT EXACTLY RIGHT

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

After Brussels the egg on the faces of America’s politically correct crowd hadn’t even been wiped away when they proceeded to level the same tired charges of Islamophobia against Ted Cruz when he made a perfectly rational suggestion; namely, that America ought to enlist local law enforcement in efforts to make sure no American neighborhoods become a Molenbeek.

Ted Cruz to appear at Wisconsin GOP event

AP

WTMJ radio host Charlie Sykes announced Tuesday that Cruz will attend the Insight 2016 event on Wednesday night in Pewaukee. It is Cruz's first campaign stop in Wisconsin in advance of the April 5 primary.

Learning to say ‘President Trump’

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., The Washington Times

Mr. Trump is going to arrive at the convention with his 1,237 votes for the nomination, or he will be very close. Then the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” is going to be ready to deal. 

The End of the Republican Party as We Know It

Jonah Goldberg, The LA Times

Nominating Donald Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. Not nominating Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. The sooner everyone recognizes this fact, the better.

Ted Cruz can stop Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Carly Fiorina, USA Today

Ted Cruz is a leader and a reformer who isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers when he is fighting for the American people. It is time to challenge and reform the system that has put too much economic and political power in the hands of too few. It is time to put a real constitutional conservative in the White House.

Ted Cruz Poised to Sweep Utah’s 40 Delegates

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

While Ted Cruz has been favored to win the Utah caucus on Tuesday, crossing the 50 percent threshold in the poll is important for his campaign. If a candidate captures 50 percent support in the caucus, the candidate wins all 40 of the state’s delegates. If a candidate doesn’t hit 50 percent, the delegates are apportioned to each candidate with at least 15 percent support.

Cruz tours U.S.-Mexico border ahead of Arizona primary

Katie Zezima, The washington Post

Cruz painted Trump as taking an expedient view of immigration, accusing him of hardening his stance when he decided to run for president after bankrolling senators who sponsored the hated Gang of Eight immigration bill.

Trump and Cruz Delegates in Tennessee to Form Grassroots Alliance, Pledge Support for Anti-Establishment Candidate

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Many of the 49 delegates in Tennessee who are pledged to either Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz will reportedly meet this month to seal a grassroots alliance in which they pledge their votes during any contested convention only to Trump or Cruz.

Donald Trump is winning because the Republican establishment is stale and out of ideas

Tim Stanley, The UK Telegraph

Who wants neoconservatism when Iraq was such a disaster? Who trusts so-called social conservatives when they seemed to do nothing to stop gay marriage? And what value is free market purity if it means that jobs get shipped overseas or stolen by migrants? 

Delegate Map for 2016 Republican Nomination

Real Clear Politics

Here's an interactive map with the latest delegate count for the Republican nomination for President. According to Real Clear Politics Trump has 678, Cruz has 413, Rubio has 164, Kasich has 143 and the rest are uncommitted or divided among candidates who previously suspended their campaigns.

Ted Cruz Confronts a New Foe in John Kasich

Matt Flegenheimer and Thomas Kaplan, The New York Times

While Sen. Cruz, of Texas, has moved to consolidate support among evangelical and Tea Party voters, Gov. Kasich has made a play for party moderates, outlasting establishment rivals like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, who dropped out Tuesday after losing his home state.

Grassroots Republicans Rejected Elite Agenda Along With Rubio

Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg

Marco Rubio’s crushing defeat Tuesday night in his home state of Florida not only smashed his presidential campaign, it also represented a revolt against the policy agenda of Republican elites and donors on which Rubio’s platform was modeled.

Republicans Enter a Shadow Campaign to Sew Up Delegates

Trip Gabriel, The New York Times

With more than half the states having now held their nominating contests, Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz are quietly directing their attention to a second, shadow election campaign. This parallel campaign is to select the individual delegates who will go to Cleveland in July for what could be the first contested convention in American politics in more than 60 years. 

Cruz Calls for Unity After Rubio Leaves Presidential Race

ABC News

Addressing hundreds of raucous supporters at a hotel in his hometown of Houston, Cruz said that "after tonight, America now has a clear choice." Cruz said that only he and Donald Trump have a shot at winning the Republican nomination. In a call for Republican unity Cruz said he is welcoming Marco Rubio's former supporters "with open arms."

Donald Trump Inches out Ted Cruz in Missouri

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

Trump took 40.7 percent of the votes in the Show Me State with 100 percent of the votes tallied. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is close behind at 40.6 percent–down by approximately 1,700 votes. With this small a margin, Cruz could potentially ask for a recount. However, since Missouri is not a winner-take-all primary, the recount fight may not yield many new delegates even if he is ultimately declared the state’s winner.

The Path Forward for Republicans Is Both Conservative and Populist

Michael Needham, Real Clear Politics

If there’s anything we can say definitively about the 2016 primary, it is that the establishment lane to the Republican nomination is nonexistent. It ran into a cliff of unsustainable debt, neglect of important cultural issues, and an unwillingness to stand and fight for people eager to have politicians fight for them.

It's Down To Trump And Cruz

Ed Rollins, Fox News Opinion

John Kasich narrowly wins his home state and the media treats it like we have a real race. Trump had a giant night on Tuesday. The Ted Cruz who won the second highest number of delegates is barely mentioned.  The establishment now wants Kasich to be the challenger and Trump the stopper! But Kasich has won nothing else this year and badly trails in delegates behind Trump and Cruz and even Rubio who correctly dropped out after losing his home state.

#NeverAmnesty #NeverRubio #NeverKasich

Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich chose to make today’s elections about amnesty for illegal aliens and they deserve to hear loud and clear from conservatives that we want no part of a candidate for President who will destroy this country by opening our borders and casting aside the sovereignty and culture that are the foundations of American exceptionalism. To preserve American sovereignty and American exceptionalism vote Ted Cruz in today’s Republican primary elections.