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Ted Cruz remakes his image in
Texas ahead of re-election race

Washington Examiner, by David M. Drucker

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/11/2017 4:56:19 AM

McKINNEY, Texas — In a sharp departure from his fiery, "abolish the IRS" presidential revivals, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opened a forum on veterans issues just after Independence Day by touting the strength of his constituent services operation. It was a subdued and earnest senator, part of Cruz´s concerted effort to repair an image that took a huge hit in Texas in advance of running for re-election in 2018, in part because of memories of his hostility toward President Trump. Gone was Cruz the ideological warrior, who cultivated a national base by railing against his party´s establishment and scorning his Republican colleagues

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texpub, 7/11/2017 7:12:13 AM     (No. 11315198)

If our Texas Senators don´t give some full-throated support to our President, and if they don´t get the health care mess solved, I hope they both will face serious primary challenges when they face re-election. Cornyn is really disappointing and I´m still unhappy with Cruz over his refusal to endorse the President.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/11/2017 7:33:37 AM     (No. 11315216)

I plan to support Cruz for re-election. I sent him to Washington to be a disruptor and a strong advocate for the constitution. If he has developed good constituent services, all the better.

I was disappointed that Trump and Cruz got crosswise during the campaign. They should have been a strong team. And that is not all on Cruz.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 7/11/2017 8:12:18 AM     (No. 11315245)

Well said #2. I agree and am intent on the same.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: starboard, 7/11/2017 9:05:05 AM     (No. 11315286)

#2 Well said.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/11/2017 9:45:02 AM     (No. 11315335)

Cruz should not be blamed for the falling out with Trump. If you recall, it came mostly at DJT´s prodding. Also, after Cruz´s Colorado win, DJT said some of the dumbest, meanest things. All because his team didn´t bother with CO and its caucus process. I guess he learned that lesson for the general, right?

Trump´s attack on Heidi Cruz was disgusting, and as far as I know is still on his Twitter wall.

So, while I support what Trump has done policy-wise, I will never say he´s a "good man". He´s not. But maybe a "good man" is not what we needed at this time in history. We shall see.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/11/2017 10:21:39 AM     (No. 11315365)

Ted is following the traditional path of politicians without an electoral record...first establish you stand with the majority through ideology...then pivot to your record as a "fighter", the guy "looking out for you." Stick around long enough and you become John McCain.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/11/2017 11:28:37 AM     (No. 11315448)

Ted, we need SOLUTIONS not RETORIC!

Get on with it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/11/2017 1:23:49 PM     (No. 11315571)

Like my tough Texan Dad said, you don´t give the guy a pass on character just cuz he is a Texan and you may feel like it. The Senator´s behavior at our Convention was abominable. He embarrassed my state and himself. President Trump handled it with dignity. He has since proven many times over that we put the right man in the White House.

I agree with #1, 6 and 7.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy, 7/12/2017 11:26:02 PM     (No. 11317226)

goodness gracious!

The campaign is over.
Trump won.

Cruz could do a lot to protect the president from the backstabbing RINOs, if he would only work with him.

Those who don´t like Senator Cruz keep reliving the campaign. Stop trying to saw sawdust!

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