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Ted Cruz Names Fiorina as VP Pick

Yep, that's what the big announcement was

(Newser) - Ted Cruz's big 4pm announcement ? As sources told Politico in advance that he would, he named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate. "After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of... More »

No One Wanted to Hear Ted Cruz Speak at GOP Gala

A 'stunningly distracted' crowd preferred chatting and selfies

(Newser) - Ted "New York values" Cruz faced a tough crowd Thursday at the New York State Republican gala, BuzzFeed reports. According to NBC News , the crowd of 800 Republicans was "stunningly distracted" during his speech, which was "almost entirely ignored." Talking Points Memo is a bit gentler,... More »

Ted Cruz Sweeps Colorado Delegates

Increasing the chances of a contested convention

(Newser) - Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado's 34 delegates on Saturday, netting 13 more delegates at Colorado's state GOP convention, the AP reports. The Texas Senator already had locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and visited the state to try to pad his numbers there. Keeping... More »

Romney: I'm Voting for Cruz

But he doesn't sound all that excited about it

(Newser) - Another somewhat endorse-y non-endorsement for Ted Cruz: "This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz," Mitt Romney posted on Facebook Friday. Romney never actually uses any form of the word "endorse" in the statement, which Mashable refers to as a "... More »

Rubio, Graham Aren't Exactly Endorsing Cruz, But...

Both offer support to senator in his battle against Trump

(Newser) - Politicians are getting behind Ted Cruz ... sort of:
  • In a conference call to Minnesota supporters Wednesday that was mostly focused on explaining why he dropped out of the presidential race, Marco Rubio said that he hopes one of the GOP candidates still in the race will keep Donald Trump from
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It's a Good Day for Cruz in Wyoming

He wins 9 of the 12 delegates up for grabs Saturday

(Newser) - Ted Cruz won most of the delegates at stake in Saturday's Republican county conventions in Wyoming. The Texas senator won nine of the 12 delegates that were up for grabs. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and billionaire businessman Donald Trump won one apiece. One delegate was uncommitted. The AP is... More »

Judge Tosses Claim Disputing Cruz's Ballot Eligibility

Case gets dismissed on a technicality

(Newser) - A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn't eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Maureen Ward Kirby tossed the case on a technicality Tuesday, the AP reports. Kirby says the suburban Chicago attorney who... More »

Cruz Fires National Spokesperson After Rubio Brouhaha

Rick Tyler re-posted blog that turned out to be misleading

(Newser) - Ted Cruz fired his national spokesperson, Rick Tyler, Monday, after Tyler posted a story about Marco Rubio that turned out to be false, Politico reports. Tyler, communications director for Cruz's presidential campaign, posted a story from the Daily Pennsylvanian blog on his Facebook page; the blog post claimed that... More »

McCain Says He's Not Sure Cruz Is Eligible to Be President

And this coming from a former presidential candidate born in Panama

(Newser) - There's a surprising new skeptic on the eligibility of the Canadian-born Ted Cruz to be president: John McCain. "It came up in my race because I was born in Panama, but I was born in the Canal Zone, which is a territory," McCain said Wednesday on 550... More »

Cruz: Questions About Citizenship Are 'Political Noise'

'As a legal matter it’s quite straightforward'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has repeatedly implied this week that there might be a question as to whether the Canadian-born Ted Cruz is legally able to be president. On Wednesday, Cruz issued his first non-tweet-based response. “As a legal matter the question is quite straightforward and settled law, that the child... More »

Here's Why Cruz Will Be the GOP Nominee

One columnist lays out his reasoning, another disagrees

(Newser) - If you're still picking your jaw up off the floor after Ted Cruz unceremoniously dumped Donald Trump in the Iowa polls, well, you can put it back down on the floor. The fact is, Cruz "is the guy who looks best positioned to win" the GOP nomination, writes... More »

Ted Cruz No Longer Canadian

Canada confirms citizenship renounced

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is no longer the Tea Party's best-known Canadian: The US senator from Texas has formally renounced his dual citizenship and received confirmation from the Canadians yesterday, a spokeswoman tells the Dallas Morning News . "He's pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process... More »

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