Republican hopeful and a leading figure in the GOP presidential race, Senator Ted Cruz has just picked up the endorsement of several state and grass-roots leaders from one of the leading conservative organizations in the country. Recently, Schlafly, the leader of the Eagle Forum, endorsed Donald Trump for president just before Christmas as the “only hope to defeat the kingmakers.” However, a bunch of her grass-roots activists disagree. Monday evening, a group of 20 Eagle Forum state leaders and activists endorsed Ted Cruz for president, naming him the “leader America needs and the best of the candidates competing for the Republican nomination.”
Cruz declares self ‘enemy number one’
After Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas lambasted his top rival in the GOP presidential primary, billionaire Donald Trump, for declaring that he represented “New York values” incompatible with the rest of the country’s, New York’s political class professed outrage. Statements were blasted. Tweets were fired off. Mr. Cruz, in turn, declared in a recent fundraising email that he is “enemy NUMBER ONE” for “the liberal media.”
Cruz not backing down on New Hampshire
Sen. Ted Cruz may have focused his attention on Iowa for the last few months, but he’s back in New Hampshire on a five-day cross-state swing bus tour to solidify his support in the state where he began laying the groundwork this fall. According to NBC news, he’s attempting to prove to voters he hasn’t forgotten about them despite his focus on the Iowa caucuses, which attract a large percentage of evangelicals, a demographic inclined to support him. New Hampshire is the ultimate test for Cruz’s overall strategy to appeal to a broader section of Republican voters than just evangelicals.
Iowa governor wants Cruz defeated
Republican governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad called for Ted Cruz’s defeat Tuesday, in a dramatic and highly public repudiation of the Texas senator just two weeks out from the Iowa caucuses. “It would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him,” Branstad said. “And I know he’s ahead in the polls but the only poll that counts is the one they take on caucus night and I think that could change between now and then.” Asked by a reporter whether he wants to see Cruz defeated, Branstad answered: “Yes.”