House rebels crusade for Cruz

“Call it the Cruz caucus: a small but committed collection of likeminded rebels who’ve bonded with Cruz in their recurring, often quixotic clashes with GOP leaders,” as Politico is reporting.

“Lawmakers like Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Mo Brooks of Alabama are attending campaign rallies with Cruz. Others are serving as surrogates at Republican debates, lending their names to fundraising appeals, and taking to conservative radio and cable TV in an effort to burnish Cruz’s credibility with crucial evangelical and conservative primary voters.

“The endorsements — a rare show of support within the D.C. Beltway — come at a key time for the Texas Republican. As Cruz continues to rise in the polls ahead of the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, some Republican operatives are looking to stall his momentum. A GOP-aligned group, the Iowa Progress Project, is dumping $200,000 into a media campaign this week targeting Cruz in the Hawkeye State. That comes after recent attacks by America’s Renewable Future, a pro-ethanol outfit that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s son runs.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “House rebels crusade for Cruz”

  1. And our own Congressional representatives — McClintock and LaMalfa — are part of the problem, not the solution. These two represent the like-minded ones, not all the constituents. One of LaMalfa’s biggest local donors is Todd Juvinall. Here’s where Todd has forked out thousands of dollars for a “grip and grin” photo: https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2012/09/24/scoop-sierra-dragons-breathe-sic-blogger-forks-out-2500-on-lamalfa-for-congress-campaign-instant-vip/
    https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2015/09/25/juvinall-forks-out-2500-for-a-mug-with-with-lamalfa-and-boehner-and-thinks-hes-special/
    Meanwhile, most of the constituents are content to have their kids pictured with Santa Claus.

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