Ted Cruz for President

These States Could Pick the GOP Nominee, Each for Different Reasons

Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

Although they overlap in some areas, Trump, Cruz, and Rubio have each demonstrated their greatest potential appeal to distinct groups of voters within the Republican electorate.

Cruz, not Trump, looking like GOP favorite for 2016

Chris Cillizza, Chicago Tribune

Cruz is positioned as the most conservative candidate in the race. Although Trump gets all the attention for his over-the-top statements, Cruz has staked out a position on the far right on virtually every major hot-button issue, including immigration, Obamacare, national security and the fight against the Islamic State militant group. A Washington Post-ABC News November poll showed that Cruz's numbers are in the stratosphere among voters who identify themselves as "very" conservative.

Why Ted Cruz Could Have A Real Shot At The GOP Nomination

Arnie Seipel, NPR

Perhaps the clearest sign that Ted Cruz is seriously challenging Donald Trump's dominance in the Republican primary race is that Trump has started attacking him.

GOP establishment worries about Cruz-Trump showdown

Theodore Schleifer, CNN

The GOP establishment, confronted by a recalcitrant electorate that refuses to leave Donald Trump, is being forced to take a fresh look at Ted Cruz, a man with grassroots strength in key early primary states and few friends in Washington.

Ted Cruz is positioned to win Iowa, insiders say

Jennifer Jacobs and Matthew Patane, The Des Moines Register

The old GOP model for nominating “mushy moderate” Republicans like Mitt Romney and John McCain failed miserably, said Kellyanne Conway, a pollster who works for a super PAC backing Cruz. It’s time to take a cue from the Democrats, "who are masterful at electing young, inspiring, uplifting messengers,” she said.

Cruz Won't Criticize Trump, Offers His Own Plan To Bar Refugees

Jessica Taylor, NPR

Cruz's plan, which he unveiled at the Capitol on Tuesday alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, would temporarily halt refugees coming to the U.S. from Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Iraq — nations all with heavy terrorist influences.

Cruz Introduces ‘State Refugee Security Act’ Authorizing Governors to Reject Syrian and Other Refugees

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Joined by his former boss, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a fellow Republican, Cruz said the two page bill would give Governors the right to reject the settlement of refugees from any nation in their state, at their sole discretion. Cruz’s new proposal is the third in a series of anti-terrorist bills proposed recently by the junior Senator from Texas.

I Endorse Ted Cruz for President. What Are We Conservatives Waiting For?

To take the White House in 2016 Republicans must nominate a candidate who we know will govern according to constitutional principles, who is capable of drawing a clear contrast with Hillary Clinton and the Democrats on the issues of importance in today’s political environment, and who has the brains, talent and discipline to fight Hillary Clinton and win. That candidate is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

Ted Cruz Is the One Candidate Who Can Face down Washington — And Win

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Reinvigorating American principles will require taming Washington. It calls for restoring the Constitution as a vital limit on government, not a relic . . . or an obstacle. Ted Cruz gets this. Many Republicans talk the talk — we hear it in every election season, right up until it is time to stop campaigning and start governing. Senator Cruz walks the walk. That is why I believe he should be the next president of the United States.

Ted Cruz Reacts to San Bernardino: Now, More Than Ever, Americans Must Be Armed

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart

Breitbart News spoke with Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz about the Democrats’ attempts to use the San Bernardino attack as an impetus for gun control and his counter position that the attack actually shows why now, more than ever, the Second Amendment must be defended and the American people must be armed.

Cruz ups war of words with Rubio

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night politely complimented GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio as a “charming” communicator, and then he laid into him as wrong on national security, weak on immigration and a shill for corporate lobbyists.

Cruz Excoriates Rubio - Clinton Foreign Policy

Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg

Ted Cruz on Monday offered his strongest denunciation so far of Marco Rubio's foreign policy views, assailing his Republican presidential rival as a proponent of “military adventurism” that he said has benefited Islamic militant groups. He even tied the Floridian to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Cruz: Colorado Shooter ‘Transgendered Leftist Activist’

Breitbart News

When a reporter told the Texas senator that the suspect allegedly made a comment about “baby parts” while being arrested, Cruz countered, “It’s also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist, if that’s what he is.”

Regardless of Canadian birth, Ted Cruz survives ballot challenge in New Hampshire

Todd J. Gilman, The Dallas Morning News

The New Hampshire ballot commission rejected efforts to kick Canada-born Sen. Ted Cruz off the primary ballot based on his birth outside the United States.

Ted Cruz’s Strategy

Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

Ted Cruz is within the margin of error of Donald Trump in Iowa. It’s Trump 25 and Cruz 23, but as we will see further down, other numbers from the poll suggest that Cruz is well positioned to win what might now be a two-man race in the Hawkeye State.

Ted Cruz, on the attack

Theodore Schleifer, CNN

For months, Ted Cruz wore a cloak in the Republican race, organizing pastors on the ground here and raising serious cash, but somehow avoiding detection or tangling with other candidates. That's over.

Rep. Steve King Says Ted Cruz 'The Answer to my Prayers'

Vaughn Hillyard & Danny Freeman, NBC News

Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the seven-term, social-conservative congressman and longtime immigration critic, threw his support behind the senator's presidential run on Monday — just over two months from the Iowa caucuses. "I believe that Ted Cruz is the candidate who is the answer to my prayers — a candidate God will use to restore the soul of America," King said at the announcement in Des Moines.

Ted Cruz master plan could win him the White House

Andrew Romano, Yahoo! Politics

Cruz is running what even Dan Pfeiffer, a former top aide to President Obama, concedes is “the best campaign on the other side.” He has raised more money than any Republican other than Jeb Bush and more non-PAC money than any other Republican, period; he also has more cash on hand than any of his GOP rivals. 

The G.O.P. Establishment Has a Big New Hampshire Problem

Nate Cohn, The New York Times

Donald Trump has led every poll in New Hampshire since June. Candidates like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have struggled to get out of the single digits.The weakness of establishment candidates in New Hampshire poses a big challenge for the party’s beleaguered powerbrokers.

Dean Clancy: Ted Cruz for President

Dean Clancy, DeanClancy.com

I don’t buy that Ted Cruz is too conservative or too divisive to win a general election. They said that about Reagan too. If anything, Cruz’s anti-Beltway Cartel message may hold some appeal for Democrats, if, as expected, their nominee is the very face of that cartel, the female version of Richard Nixon.