Ted Cruz 2016

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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

Kasich Stays Alive in Ohio; Trump Wins 3

Marco Rubio drops out after Florida loss

(Newser) - It's a campaign-saving win for John Kasich and a campaign-ending loss for Marco Rubio. In the latter race, Donald Trump easily defeated the Florida senator in Rubio's home state. The contest had been seen as do-or-die for Rubio, and it turned out to be die: He suspended his...

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...

Cruz Finally Getting a Senate Endorsement

Utah's Mike Lee will back him, a blow to Rubio

(Newser) - Marco Rubio has the endorsement of 14 of his fellow senators, while Ted Cruz has a goose egg on that front. But that's finally changing on Thursday afternoon: Utah's Mike Lee will publicly back his friend Cruz, reports BuzzFeed News . Lee is also a friend of Rubio's,...

Fiorina: Vote for Ted Cruz
 Fiorina: Vote for Ted Cruz 

Fiorina: Vote for Ted Cruz

She's 'horrified' by Donald Trump

(Newser) - Another former presidential candidate is picking sides, and this time it's not in favor of Donald Trump. Carly Fiorina on Wednesday endorsed Ted Cruz at a rally in Miami, reports Politico . "I checked the box for Ted Cruz," she told his supporters, praising him as a "...

Republicans, Settling for Cruz Is Fatal Mistake

David Brooks thinks there's time for a third option

(Newser) - David Brooks thinks the GOP is doomed if Donald Trump is the nominee, but he parts ways with those ( like Mitt Romney ) who think Ted Cruz is now an acceptable alternative. Cruz pushes an extreme anti-government orthodoxy that became popular in the 1980s but is "obsolete" in...

Michael Bloomberg: I&#39;m Out
 Michael Bloomberg: I'm Out 

Michael Bloomberg: I'm Out

Former New York mayor won't run for president

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg isn't running for president after all. The former New York mayor ended his flirtation with an independent ticket by writing an editorial published today under the headline "The Risk I Will Not Take," Politico reports. "When I look at the data, it’s clear...

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate
 Who Won, Lost 
 the GOP Debate 
the rundown

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate

Cruz getting mostly good marks, Trump not so much

(Newser) - The newly narrowed GOP field of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich went at it again Thursday night. Here's a sampling of some of the post-debate analysis:
  • Cruz had "his best debate of the primary season," writes Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post , showing

Trump Projected to Take First Early State for GOP
 Trump Takes 
 7 States; 
 Cruz Wins 3 
super tuesday

Trump Takes 7 States; Cruz Wins 3

Rubio notched a single Super Tuesday win

(Newser) - Donald Trump had his expected strong night on Super Tuesday, but he didn't post a clean sweep. He won seven states—Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, and Vermont—but Ted Cruz defeated him in the senator's own home state of Texas, in neighboring Oklahoma and in Alaska,...

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...

Winners, Losers From GOP Debate
 Winners, Losers 
 From GOP Debate 
the rundown

Winners, Losers From GOP Debate

Will Rubio's attacks on Trump matter?

(Newser) - The debate post-mortems have a clear theme Friday morning: Marco Rubio is the consensus winner after his relentless attacks on Donald Trump, with the big question being whether it's too late to stop the frontrunner's momentum. Some highlights:
  • "This was not only Rubio's best debate performance.

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...

Judge: I'll Hear Complaints on Cruz Birther Question

Illinois judge Maureen Ward Kirby sets a hearing date

(Newser) - Ted Cruz, too Canadian to be president? An Illinois judge says she'll decide in March whether she has jurisdiction over that question, Reuters reports. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Maureen Ward Kirby has set a March 1 date to hear arguments about whether Cruz's birthplace of Calgary, Alberta,...

Trump Wins South Carolina
 Trump Wins 
 South Carolina 


Trump Wins South Carolina

Rubio edges out Cruz in tight race for No. 2; Bush finished disappointing 4th

(Newser) - Donald Trump has officially won the South Carolina primary, report the AP , CBS News , NBC News , and Fox News, with 32.25% of the vote. It's the second victory in a row for the billionaire, and a key one in the South, where Ted Cruz invested heavily. This in...

Donald Trump to Ted Cruz: I'll Sue You

...if you don't say you're sorry and stop running ads

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Monday offered presidential rival Ted Cruz an ultimatum, threatening to sue Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless the Texas senator stops airing what Trump calls "false ads" and apologizes for what the billionaire real estate mogul called a series of lies...

Ted Cruz Mocks Clinton in Office Space Parody

'It feels good to be a Clinton'

(Newser) - The people making ads for Ted Cruz may not be familiar with softcore porn , but they've clearly seen Office Space. A newly released video goes after Hillary Clinton in memorable fashion by parodying a scene from the movie. In "It Feels Good to Be a Clinton," an...

Cruz Dumps Ad Featuring Softcore-Porn Actress

'Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time'

(Newser) - Marco Rubio may have cracked a tooth on a Twix bar , but Ted Cruz shouldn't laugh too hard: He just had to yank an ad because it featured a softcore-porn actress. As BuzzFeed reports, the Cruz campaign pulled a spot called "Conservatives Anonymous" because it included the actress...

Cruz Is a What? Trump Revels in Supporter's Insult

He repeats her slam that rival is a 'pussy'

(Newser) - It's not every candidate's rally that would prompt CNN to add this editor's note above its print coverage: "This story contains language that some people might find offensive." The candidate, though, is Donald Trump, and the language in question is the word "pussy"—...

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate
 Who Won, Lost  
 the GOP Debate  
the rundown

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate

Common theme: Good night for governors, bad for frontrunners

(Newser) - The Republicans wrapped up their last debate before New Hampshire votes on Tuesday, a particularly feisty affair in which Marco Rubio took the biggest hits . One theme emerging is that it was a good night for governors but not for frontrunners:
  • Dan Balz of the Washington Post : "Marco Rubio

Cruz Took 6 Big Swings at Trump Yesterday

A confident Cruz bashes his rival in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Ted Cruz claims Donald Trump's "reaction to everything is to throw a fit, to engage in insults." On Wednesday, however, the insults were coming mainly from Cruz himself. Six biggies:
  1. At a town hall in New Hampshire, Cruz managed to turn nearly every answer into a critique

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