Ted Cruz

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Back in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, many Republicans leaders in Texas stood in staunch opposition to an aid package to help New York and New Jersey recover from the devastation.

Now, as POLITICO reports, those chickens are coming home to roost. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Senator Ted Cruz and other Texas lawmakers are asking for aid from the Federal government.

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The national media was consumed this weekend by news of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent. The news hit close to home in Texas, which holds more hate groups than any other state.

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In 2012 Ted Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate from Texas, largely on a platform of demolishing the newly enacted Affordable Care Act.

Five years later, Cruz is doing his level best to fulfill that promise, despite the fact that the political landscape has shifted beneath his feet.

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Yesterday HPPR reported on a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll that showed Gov. Greg Abbott outperforming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus among Texas voters. Today, we’re going to see how Texans are feeling about some of the state’s other lawmakers.

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The firing of FBI director James Comey by President Trump continues to dominate news cycles nationwide. The Austin American-Statesman took a look this week at how Texas politicians reacted to the director’s dismissal.

Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind the White House, saying he believed the move was justified as “Mr. Comey had lost the confidence of both Republicans and Democrats, and frankly, the American people.”

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A recent poll found that, in a head-to-head matchup, sitting U.S. Senator Ted Cruz would lose to Democratic challenger Rep. Joaquin Castro if the election were held today.

Now, as POLITICO reports, that scenario appears to be an impossibility. Castro announced this week that he would not run for the Senate, instead remaining in the House to focus on national security issues.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for re-election next year may be in jeopardy, according to new polling numbers.

As the Dallas Morning News reports, if the race were held today, Cruz would face an uphill battle against either of his two potential Democratic rivals for the seat.

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It appears Democrats will need the Lone Star State to come through for them if they hope to win back the Senate next year.

As POLITICO reports, the electoral map is so grim for the Dems that they’re relying on taking Ted Cruz’s Senate seat from the G.O.P. But the odds of a victory are long in the traditionally Republican stronghold of Texas.

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A familiar name could unseat Ted Cruz in the Texas Senator’s 2018 re-election bid, reports The Texas Tribune.

According to a new poll, former Governor Rick Perry would beat Cruz by nine percentage points in a head-to-head matchup for the U.S. senate seat. If the election were held today, Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent. Eighteen percent said they were unsure who they would support.

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The 2018 midterm election could be an interesting one in Texas, reports KHOU.

Some Texan officials who will be on the ballot are already in a strong position. Gov. Greg Abbott already has almost $30  million in the bank. Other Lone Star lawmakers look less invincible. Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing federal securities fraud charges and is under criminal indictment in state court.

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Last week Senator Ted Cruz delivered a bombshell speech at the Republican National Convention, in which he refused to support Donald Trump, the party nominee. But, as ABC News reports, some of the harshest backlash came from members of Cruz’s own delegation in Texas. At the Texas delegation’s breakfast following his speech, Cruz was heckled by Texas delegates.

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Texas has, traditionally, been a powerhouse in national Conservative politics. The last Republican president hailed from the Lone Star State, as did the runner-up in this year’s GOP primary runner-up. But that status may be changing. For the first time in a long time, Texas voters failed to select the eventual winner of the primary season.

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In its recent presidential caucuses, Kansas chose Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republicans and Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Dems. In the wake of the caucuses, the Lawrence Journal-World gathered some interesting lessons on the political nature of the Sunflower State.

First, Kansas caucus-goers are not very moderate.

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Tthe Lugar Center has released its annual list ranking the most and least bipartisan members of Congress. According to the list, the two senators least likely to cross the aisle and work with the other side are currently running for president. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was found to be the most partisan member of the Senate. And just ahead of him, as the second least likely to work with the other party, was Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

Cruz Campaign Marches into High Plains Region

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The presidential campaign of Texas GOP senator Ted Cruz has begun to stretch its tendrils into the High Plains region. CNN reports that the well-funded super PACs backing Cruz have begun a major push into Oklahoma and Kansas. This comes in addition to Cruz’s current strong operation in Texas.

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A polling group has published a list of the least and most popular senators, according to their home-state approval ratings. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist Democrat, holds the highest approval rating according to The Rural Blog.

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