Ted Cruz for President

McConnell Admits He “Boxes Out” Cruz – Helps Obama

Conservative policy success is an end in itself. It is what Republicans supposedly come to Congress to achieve and the idea that Republican leaders would oppose defeating Obama or stymieing his far-Left agenda because Ted Cruz might get the credit is beyond appalling – and it is the best argument we’ve heard yet for a complete house cleaning in the Capitol Hill Republican leadership.

Ted Cruz: Here's Why Obama Is Winning

Tom Tillison, BizPac Review

With the rest of Washington occupied with Pope Francis’ first ever trip to the nation’s capitol, Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz was focused on politics, launching a scathing attack on GOP leadership for not fighting to defund Planned Parenthood.

Cruz vs. McConnell and Boehner

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz is gearing up for another showdown with Republican leaders in Congress. Cruz’s message is simple and a repeat of 2013’s: President Obama and the Democrats will deserve blame for a shutdown, not Republicans.

Schlafly and Cruz Battle Surrender Monkey McConnell on Planned Parenthood

All we limited government constitutional conservatives want (really) is for Republican "leaders" to fulfill the constitutional role the Framers envisioned for Congress to act as a check on an overambitious and overweening President through the power of the purse. Phyllis Schlafly spoke for that simple demand in a recent column – Senator Ted Cruz gets it, so do Representatives Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Mark Meadows and a few others. Why is it so hard for the sophisticated insiders of the Republican establishment to understand this?

Grassroots Conservatives Take Heart From Stop Iran Nuke Rally

Given Obama’s lawless propensities and the weakness of the Republican congressional leadership we don’t expect the rally and the change in plans in the House to stop Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran and setting the Islamist state on the fast track to a nuclear weapon. But maybe, just maybe, the crowd on the West Lawn of the Capitol was the front rank of the grassroots conservative army that will take Cruz and Trump up on their offer to make Americans winners again.

A Conservative Firestorm? Ted Cruz Is There.

Emily Cadei, Newsweek

Establishment Newsweek scoffs at Cruz's grassroots organizing efforts, but “Despite media reports of a fait accompli the American people are vigorously debating whether we should give $100 billion and provide a path to the bomb for a nation whose leaders regularly chant ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’” a Cruz aide said.

Cruz hits ‘Obama economy’ in Labor Day message

Kyle Balluck, The Hill

"Under the Obama economy, we have seen the lowest labor force participation since the late 1970s,” the GOP presidential candidate said in a statement. “Manufacturing has steadily declined during Obama’s presidency, and the industriousness that has empowered workers and pioneered innovation is fading under his watch,” he added.

Cruz rips federal judge's 'tyranny' in clerk's case

Paul Bremmer, WND

“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith – or be sent to jail,” said Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz’s measured defense of Kentucky clerk who won’t issue same-sex "marriage" licenses

Sylvan Lane, The Dallas Morning News

“We should make it possible for believers, such as Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, to hold government jobs without having to violate their religious beliefs,” wrote Cruz. 

Steve Deace On Why He Endorses Ted Cruz

Steve Deace, The Iowa Republican

“Ted Cruz has proven that we can build the organization and raise the money that it takes to actually win national elections without compromising our principles at all,” Deace says. “He is the one that can go into all the various factions of our base, whether it’s libertarians, whether it’s small government conservatives, national security conservatives, evangelicals like myself. He is the one that can put the winning coalition back together again.”

Cruz sets Virginia leadership team

Andrew Cain, Richmond Times-Dispatch

State Sen. William M. Stanley Jr., R-Franklin County, will serve as chairman of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign in Virginia. Shak Hill and Cynthia Dunbar will serve as co-chairs.

New Iowa poll shows preference for non-politicians in 2016 race

CBS News

The latest poll of Iowa Republicans shows a tightening race and a preference for non-politicians. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is surging and ties Donald Trump for the top spot at 23 percent. Carly Fiorina is next with 10 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker. 

Cruz: Do not read into the paring with Donald Trump

Laurel J. Sweet, bostonherald.com

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz cautioned yesterday against misreading his plan to join GOP juggernaut Donald Trump in an anti-Obama protest in Washington, D.C., as any indicator of a plan to team up on the 2016 ticket. “My focus is on winning the Republican nomination for president, and I’ll tell you, the energy and enthusiasm we’ve got right now is incredible. I could not be more encouraged,” the Texas senator said.

Cruz: Campaign on Common-Sense Issues Attracting More Dems

Todd Beamon, NewsMax

More rank-and-file Democrats are backing Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination because "working men and women are getting hammered by the Obama-Clinton economy," the Texas senator told Newsmax TV on Thursday. "They want to defend our Constitutional liberties," he told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner. "We started this discussion talking about religious liberty. Religious liberty is an issue that cuts across."

Liberal Hollywood Sides With Megyn Kelly Against Cruz And Trump

Alyssa Montemurro, Hollywood Life

Poor Megan Kelly —she just can’t seem to get through an interview these days without being being chewed out by her subjects!  The latest drama unfolded when the Fox News host pressed Sen. Cruz on a question that Donald Trump was asked on the network one day prior: If a husband and a wife were undocumented immigrants and had two children who were born in the United States and citizens, would you deport the citizen children? 

Ted Cruz adds 66 to NH campaign leadership

Manchester Union Leader

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced additions to his New Hampshire leadership team, which he says now numbers 107. The latest roll-out of 66 conservatives comes as Cruz plans a busy weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire. The list features several prominent conservatives, activists, faith leaders and state and local lawmakers.

Is Ted Cruz the new frontrunner for the GOP nomination?

AllahPundit, Hot Air

If you’re in the “Not Trump” camp, who’s left realistically except Ted Cruz? His right-wing competition, i.e. Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal, seems to be going nowhere. He’s raised far more money than anyone expected he would, so he’s likely to be competitive deep into next spring at least. He’s well positioned in Iowa, South Carolina, and the “SEC primary” thanks to his evangelical cred. And as the staunchest conservative in the top tier, he’s a natural draw for righties who dislike Trump because they believe (correctly) that he’s a phony conservative.

Only 40 Percent of Hispanics Can Identify Cruz Or Rubio

Cortney O'Brien, Townhall

In terms of familiarity, only Trump and Bush are recognized by a majority of Hispanics. Eight in 10 have formed an opinion of Trump and about six in 10 of Bush. Familiarity dwindles to roughly 40% for Rubio and Cruz, both Cuban-Americans, as well as for Perry and Chris Christie, but drops well below that for all the others. 

Cruz seeks to lock down conservatives in South Carolina

Daniel Strauss, Politico

Three presidential candidates came to Rep. Jeff Duncan’s Faith and Freedom BBQ here in South Carolina’s northwest corner on Monday, but only Sen. Ted Cruz brought a crowd with him.

Ted Cruz to lead 50-state attack on Planned Parenthood

Katie Zezima and Tom Hamburger, Texas Tribune

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has assiduously courted evangelicals throughout his presidential run, will take a lead role in the launch this week of an ambitious 50-state campaign to end taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood.