The Ted Cruz 2016 Texas endorsement list

Take a look at Ted Cruz's endorsements, and it's a pretty amusing mix of true believers and "I sure hope this endorsement saves me from a primary!"

Let's start with the Texas Senate -- no real surprises among those listed here. But where is Dan Patrick? He went from ambushing Cruz to promoting Cruz2016 as the gambit that got him elected lite guv only to . . . be conspicuously absent.

Congress: Does anything in John Culberson's record as a Congressman suggest he'd endorse Ted Cruz? Does he lead fights in Congress? If you don't follow politics, the answer to both questions is no.

TX House: a good deal of these folks are believably Ted Cruz supporters. A few are go-along-to-get-along types whose personal style is quite different from Cruz's but perhaps who are ideologically in sync. It's at least plausible.

But there's a few obvious...ahem, discrepancies: a good example is Debbie Riddle, whose voting record moves progressively left with every session. Or how about John "Implement Obamacare" Zerwas? Those are just the few close to Houston, but I can spot a couple more who fall into a similar category.

At least Sarah Davis, one of the most liberal Republicans in the Texas House, didn't feel the need to pretend to endorse Cruz in order to try to ward off a primary challenger. Cheers to her for avoiding the dishonesty of cynical endorsements.

[Also noteworthy: endorsements aren't easy to get in the crowded field of 2016. Ted Cruz is a sitting senator who is quite popular with the activists in his home state and yet his endorsement list is less than 1/3 of the lege. Look at how many sitting governors and US Senators have endorsed -- it's surprisingly low.]

Full list of Cruz's endorsement below the jump.


Randy Weber
Louie Gohmert
Michael Burgess
John Culberson
John Ratcliffe
Brian Babin

Brian Birdwell
Konni Burton
Brandon Creighton
Bob Hall
Lois Kolkhorst
Charles "Doc" Anderson
Cecil Bell Jr.
DeWayne Burns
Gary Elkins
Pat Fallon
Allen Fletcher
Dan Flynn
John Frullo
Dan Huberty
Bryan Hughes
Mark Keough
Stephanie Klick
Matt Krause
Brooks Landgraf
Jodie Laubenberg
Jeff Leach
Will Metcalf
Doug Miller
Rick Miller
Jim Murphy
Andy Murr
Larry Phillips
John Raney
Debbie Riddle
Matt Rinaldi
Matt Schafer
Mike Schofield
Matt Shaheen
Wayne Smith
Stuart Spitzer
Tony Tinderholt
Scott Turner
Molly White
John Wray
Bill Zedler
John Zerwas

Posted by Evan @ 10/01/15 03:52 PM


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