In Las Vegas, a Tale of Two Debates
Las Vegas — Donald Trump saved his best for last, and his best wasn’t good enough.
It was a tale of two debates — and two elections — here on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where the Republican ...
A GOP Senate Comeback in Wisconsin
Wisconsin – What’s it like to be abandoned by the Republican party and the Washington establishment? Ask Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin senator whose reelection race was written off early on by political poohbahs as a lost cause.
His opponent is ...
Ryan Won't Defend or Appear With Trump Any Longer
Paul Ryan is greenlighting additional defections from the Trump campaign and has told the GOP conference he will no longer defend or campaign with the Republican nominee. His goal, he told Republican House members on a conference call this morning, ...
An Updated Roster of Anti-Trump Republicans
UPDATE — 10:30 p.m. ET: Ohio Senator Rob Portman is the latest Republican to climb aboard the anti-Trump bandwagon. Portman, who is cruising to reelection in the Buckeye State, released a statement Saturday night withdrawing his support of Trump — and announcing ...
Early voting begins today in Iowa. Though Trump has a healthy lead in the polls there, the state provides a key test for both Trump and Clinton.
For Trump, Iowa will be a proving ground of how well he can ...
The Best of Cruz, the Worst of Cruz
Erica Grieder at Texas Monthly notes the obvious about Ted Cruz: that he “wants, above all, to be president.”
To that end, Cruz has married tactics and strategy in an interesting way. He bet that building a political persona as ...
Expanded Senate Map Forces Tough Spending Choices for GOP Groups
Two years ago, North Carolina’s house speaker, Thom Tillis, defeated incumbent senator Kay Hagan in the first $100 million Senate race in American political history. The race was emblematic of how much money has begun flowing into politics in the ...
Why Rob Portman Is Crushing His Opponent
Columbus, Ohio — Ohio Stadium, or “The Shoe,” is a sea of red and white as fans stream in to see the Buckeyes face off against the University of Tulsa. Football here is a quasi-religious experience. But today, another set of ...
Yes, the North Carolina Senate Race is in Play
About three weeks ago, Alexis wrote about why Republican senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, might become locked in an unexpectedly tight race in North Carolina.
Since then, that has happened, with Republicans pouring over $9 million ...
Trump Not in the Clear in MN
I noted last week that the Minnesota Republican party, which realized at the last minute it hadn’t filed the necessary paperwork to get Donald Trump’s name on the ballot, had to violate its own constitution in order to ...
Woops! Trump's Name Almost Didn't Make it on the Ballot in MN
Donald Trump’s name almost didn’t make it on the ballot in Minnesota thanks to a snafu by the state GOP.
The secretary of state’s office requires each major political party to submit, by August 29 (this coming Monday), ...
With Campaign Shakeup, Trump Puts Primary Strategy on Steroids
A Trump campaign that has seesawed between inexperienced loyalists and longtime party flaks seesawed back again early Wednesday morning as campaign chairman and erstwhile foreign lobbyist Paul Manafort was layered between Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon, now serving as CEO of ...
Trump Campaign Turns to ‘Psychographic’ Data Firm Used by Cruz
The company closely associated with Ted Cruz’s data-centric primary campaign has switched teams: Cambridge Analytica, the London-based outfit that boasts an ability to target voters based on their unconscious psychological biases is now working behind the scenes for Donald ...
Trump Caps Divided Convention with Uncharacteristic Discipline
Cleveland — For the better part of four days, the Republican National Convention had been less about Donald Trump than about the flotsam of the Republican party left in his wake — and the attempts of its members to cobble together a ...
Cruz Prepares for High-Stakes Convention Speech with Eye on 2020
Cleveland — When Ted Cruz takes the stage here on Wednesday evening, what he doesn’t say will be as important as what he does: Though he accepted a primetime speaking spot at the convention that officially nominated Donald Trump on ...
An unnamed Republican source tells Roll Call that Donald Trump will tap Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee. The New York Times has confirmed this reporting. CBS News’s Major Garrett earlier today spotted Pence’s deputy ...
Cruz Shakes Up Senate Office, Expands Political Operation
Ted Cruz has been conspicuously silent since his return to Capitol Hill from the campaign trail, but the gears, as always, are turning. Behind closed doors Cruz has been supervising the vast expansion of his electoral enterprise, integrating the operations ...
New Documents Suggest IRS’s Lerner Likely Broke the Law
It is likely the largest unauthorized disclosure of tax-return information in history: the transfer of some 1.25 million pages of confidential tax returns from the IRS to the Department of Justice in October of 2010. And it was almost certainly illegal.
Rubio to Donors: Senate Will Be More Important than Ever
Marco Rubio told donors that the Senate will be more important than ever after the 2016 election. “We have to have a Senate that can stand up to the president,” he said, according to one individual on the 1:30 P.M. call. ...
Cruz to Endorse in CO Senate Race
Ted Cruz is set to wade back into politics after a brief respite with an endorsement for Colorado GOP Senate candidate Darryl Glenn.
The endorsement will almost certainly be a boon for Glenn, a county commissioner, former city councilman, and ...
Inside the #NeverTrump Candidacy That Almost Was
The latest would-be presidential candidate spent just under a week in the spotlight — long enough to confound official Washington, but not long enough to make a national splash. He passed that time whizzing from his home in Columbia, Tenn. to ...
In Trump’s World, Newt Gingrich Is King — and Maybe VP
He has an uncanny ability to dominate the media and shape a narrative, and he harnessed the anger and anxiety of lower-middle-class whites to reshape the Republican party.
If the description fits Donald Trump in 2016, it applied equally to Newt ...
Exclusive: In Koch World ‘Realignment,’ Less National Politics
On a frigid Tuesday in February, a team of top political operatives from the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the umbrella group that controls political activities for the sprawling donor network led by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, arrived ...
GOP Megadonor Paul Singer Rips Trump at NYC Dinner
One of the Republican party’s most influential donors signaled that he will support neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton in the November election. Paul Singer, the New York City hedge-fund manager who endorsed Marco Rubio before the Florida senator ...
Behind Mike Pence's Agonizing Decision to Endorse Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz probably wanted more than a half-hearted endorsement, but that was what he got from Indiana governor Mike Pence on Friday. “I’m not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican primary,” ...
Cruz Stakes It All on Carly ahead of Final Stretch
Indianapolis – Call it a Hail Mary, or a Hail Carly. With no chance of winning the Republican nomination before the convention in Cleveland and with the odds of a contested convention growing dimmer, Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina as his ...
Putting Principle over Profit Means We Count on Your Support
Kevin recalls the 1962 Palm Beach meeting at which Bill Buckley, the conservative philosopher Russell Kirk, William Baroody of the American Enterprise Institute, and then-senator Barry Goldwater sat down to discuss the problem posed by the John Birch Society. Buckley, of ...
Colorado Is Illustrating Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz
The delegate-selection process underway in Colorado today is an illustration of why a contested convention, if the Republican primary comes to that, favors Ted Cruz over Donald Trump.
Colorado is one of just six states and territories that doesn’t ...
Ryan Speech Offers a Veiled Apology for Trump
Paul Ryan is more or less resigned to the fact that Donald Trump, who stands for everything that he doesn’t, is likely to become his party’s nominee. In a highly anticipated speech to hundreds of Capitol Hill interns ...
What Happens to Rubio's Delegates?
Marco Rubio’s exit from the Republican primary on Tuesday night raised for the first time, in a serious way, the question of what happens to the delegates pledged to a candidate who’s no longer in the race.
The 169 ...
Media: You’re All Breitbart
The political press was rightly outraged over the alleged manhandling of a Breitbart News reporter at the hands of Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. The reporter, Michelle Fields, appeared on Fox News’s The Kelly File and on ...
A No Good, Very Bad Night for the Stop-Trump Forces
It was a terrible night for the forces that have come collectively to be known as #NeverTrump, the diverse array of people, campaigns, and historically important institutions united only by a desire to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.
Lindsey Graham Warms Up to Ted Cruz
It’s a terrible cliché: Politics makes strange bedfellows. But it was just a few weeks ago that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham likened the choice between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as his party’s nominee to that between ...
Cruz Calls on Rubio to Leave the Race
Stafford, Texas — Welcome to Cruz Country. This is where the Texas senator wanted to spend what he called the “single most important day in the Republican primary season.” Ted Cruz doesn’t play the expectations game. March 1, he told reporters ...
The Death of Reagan's Republican Party
Donald Trump is an unapologetic vulgarian who hates George W. Bush and loves the Obamacare mandate. And yet, despite his heterodox views, he has risen unimpeded to the summit of Republican politics, prompting some conservatives to wonder whether the GOP ...
The Kasich Hug — That Went to a Kasich Super PAC Volunteer
It was the hug the launched a thousand replays, ricocheting from one cable-news channel to another last Friday in the hours after University of Georgia senior Brett Smith rose at a town hall at Clemson University to tell presidential candidate ...
There were a lot of big political events this weekend, and lots of great NR reporting on them. If you missed some of our pieces, go back and check them out.
Ted Cruz notched a third-place finish to Donald Trump ...
Cruz, Rubio, Face off in Nasty Battle for Second in S.C.
Columbia, S.C. — A photoshopped image. A phony Facebook page. One candidate daring another to follow through on his threat of a lawsuit.
Welcome to the race for second place in South Carolina.
As the gap between Marco Rubio and ...
Aiken, S.C. — Two-and-a-half days out from the primary here, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has thrown her support behind Marco Rubio.
Right now, Haley boasts a whopping 81 percent approval rating in the state, so her last-minute endorsement is a ...
Jeb Bush Talks Trump, Family on the Stump in South Carolina
Aiken, S.C. – Jeb Bush didn’t envision his campaign unfolding this way, but his stump speeches increasingly, and perhaps unconsciously, reflect the fact that he is responding either to the environment created by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, to attacks ...
Bush & Rubio Gang Up on Trump in South Carolina Debate
Greenville, S.C. — If Donald Trump’s presidential bid fails, many will point to Saturday night’s debate in Greenville, S.C., as the moment when he first strayed beyond what Republican primary voters were willing to stomach.
Trump rained ...
Manchester, N.H. – Five minutes after the polls closed here in New Hampshire, several networks called the first-in-the-nation primary: Trump wins. Now the excitement begins: The race for second, third, and fourth. We’ll be reporting back.
‘There’s an Iowa way of doing this, and the rest of the candidates did it the Iowa way,” Majda Sarkic, a spokeswoman for the pro-ethanol group America’s Renewable Future, told National Review days before the Iowa caucuses.
Final DMR/Bloomberg Poll: Trump Holds His Lead
Des Moines, Iowa — Forty-eight hours before the Iowa caucuses, the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll finds Donald Trump holding onto his first place spot, with Ted Cruz taking second, and Marco Rubio in a distant third.
The poll, widely ...
In Trump's Absence, His Rivals Bloody One Another to a Draw
Des Moines, Iowa — Fox News’s Megyn Kelly called him “the elephant not in the room.” And yet, improbably, Donald Trump seemed somehow to emerge victorious from the last GOP presidential debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses.
The Republican front-runner, ...
Cruz: Establishment Has Abandoned Rubio for Trump
Hollis, N.H. – Yes, you read that right. According to Ted Cruz, the so-called Republican establishment is abandoning Florida senator Marco Rubio and uniting behind real-estate mogul Donald Trump. Cruz has long said the Republican primary would come down to ...
Cruz Brushes Off Branstad Diss: 'Establishment in Full Panic Mode'
Center Barnstead, N.H. – Ted Cruz is brushing off a rebuke from Iowa governor Terry Branstad as yet another sign that the powers that be are trying to keep him out of the White House.
“Well, look, it is no ...
As GOP Race Tightens, the Knives Come Out in Charleston
North Charleston, S.C. — The seven candidates on the main stage here Thursday evening attacked harder, pushed back more forcefully, and battled more fiercely than ever. Just 18 days from the Iowa caucuses, the aperture is narrowing, and the Republican primary ...
Cruz Has Evangelicals Locked Up, and Rubio Is Betting Everything That It Won’t Matter
Marco Rubio is widely considered one of the most talented communicators in the Republican party, but he hasn’t won the hearts of the Evangelical voters who dominate the Iowa caucuses and the South Carolina primary. Ironically, many say it’...
Exclusive: Rubio PAC to Hit Christie in New Hampshire
Marco Rubio has his eyes on Chris Christie, who is increasingly viewed as the dark horse who could, with an impressive showing — even a victory — in New Hampshire, become the GOP’s surprise establishment favorite.
Starting tomorrow, the super PAC ...
Nevada’s High-Stakes Senate Race Pits Reid against Republicans One Last Time
Las Vegas — Senator Cory Booker was in the midst of an impassioned diatribe.
“Whether she gets elected or not is going to determine whether the minimum wage gets raised in this country and people who are working harder than most ...
In Maine, Trump Exposes Cultural Fissures among Whites
Something funny is happening in Maine: For the first time ever, the state might split its electoral votes between the two major-party candidates.
Unlike most states, Maine does not award all its electoral votes in a winner-take-all fashion, instead granting ...
Aside from Mike Pence, it is Ted Cruz whose political future is most immediately imperiled by the positions he has taken on Trump’s candidacy.
The Texas senator had the bad timing — and bad judgment — to endorse Trump just two ...
Will Trump’s Organizational Weaknesses Matter?
Does ground game matter? The 2016 presidential election might offer something like a definitive answer.
Campaigns’ get-out-the-vote efforts, from door knocking to phone banking to pamphleteering, have become an object of almost endless fetishization for the press in recent years. The ...
Clinton and Trump Grapple in First Debate
Hempstead, N.Y. — In the days leading up to Monday night’s debate, according to their aides, Hillary Clinton had her nose buried in briefing books and Donald Trump was preparing to wing it.
As the two general-election candidates faced ...
Cruz: Yeah, I'll Vote for Trump
After publicly spurning Donald Trump from the stage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ted Cruz said Friday that he would make good on his vow to support the Republican nominee and vote for Trump in November.
“After many ...
How Donald Trump Sabotaged the Best Week of His Campaign
Donald Trump and his allies had been privately celebrating Hillary Clinton’s stumbles — first on the campaign trail last weekend and then in the polls this week, which seemed to tighten dramatically after the former secretary of state was forced ...
The CNN/ORC poll released yesterday morning was an outlier in that it showed Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by two points, 45% to 43%. The poll’s internal numbers show another positive development for the Trump campaign.
One of the things ...
For Trump, it's Style as Much as Substance
A quick note on the thoughts Rich, Mark, Ramesh, and Jonah have offered on Trump’s immigration speech, some of which have tacitly addressed this. For Trump, it’s style as much as substance.
The substance of last night’s ...
Why Immigration Hawks Aren’t Outraged by Trump’s About-Face
Donald Trump, who has been testing rhetorical limits since he announced his candidacy, is now testing the limits to which he can meander on matters of policy – and particularly on a policy than has been central to his candidacy and ...
Is the House Up for Grabs?
With Donald Trump lagging in the polls and proving a drag on Republican Senate candidates up and down the East Coast, some are beginning to wonder not just whether the GOP will lose in November, but how devastating the losses ...
Trickle Down: Trump's Failure Hurting Republicans Down Ballot
For a few months after Donald Trump clinched the nomination in May, it appeared as though his bizarre candidacy, his “gaffes” (hard to call them gaffes when they seem to comprise the entirety of the candidate’s message), and his ...
Convention Speech Sparks Blowback from Cruz Donors
Ted Cruz’s next presidential campaign is off to a rocky start.
The 2016 Republican runner-up, who has made little effort to mask his intention to run again in 2020, believed he was standing on principle — and protecting and promoting his brand — ...
Mike Pence Delivers for Trump -- in Ted Cruz's Shadow
Cleveland – The Trump campaign fumbled Mike Pence’s initial rollout last week as the vice-presidential nominee, and they fumbled it for a second time tonight.
Moments before Pence took the stage to address the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ted Cruz ...
MSNBC reported on Monday that Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson was helping to craft Trump’s acceptance speech. In a blog post on Ricochet, Robinson says that’s not accurate. He consulted with Larry Kudlow and Trump aide Stephen Miller a ...
Why Mike Pence Would Say Yes to Trump
What is Mike Pence thinking? That’s what many conservatives began to wonder last week when it became clear that the Trump campaign is seriously considering the Indiana governor as a potential vice-presidential nominee, and that Pence in turn is ...
The Road to Yale’s Free-Speech Crisis
Bill Buckley was one of the first to suggest there was trouble brewing on campus when he published God and Man at Yale in 1951. He argued that Yale University was doing more to strengthen students’ belief in godlessness and Communism ...
Dump Trump Can Cause Chaos in Cleveland, but What Then?
Twenty-eight. That’s how many — or more accurately, how few — delegates it would take to throw the Republican National Convention into at least temporary chaos next month.
Murmurs of an organic, delegate-led move to snatch the nomination from Donald Trump ...
Yes, Marco Rubio Will Run for Reelection
Marco Rubio has begun telling colleagues he will run for reelection to the Senate, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
Rubio, who said when he announced his presidential bid in April that he would not seek reelection, had ...
Across the Cotton/Sasse Divide
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney showcased two of the party’s brightest national prospects, Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Nebraska senator Ben Sasse, at his annual Experts and Enthusiasts summit in Deer Valley, Utah. The pair sat on stage before ...
#NeverTrump Club for Growth Plots Path Forward
What’s a #NeverTrump donor to do in a very-Trump world?
After pouring nearly $11 million into a months-long effort to halt the controversial billionaire’s march to the GOP nomination, the Club for Growth finds itself grappling with that question ...
Poll Shows Viable Path for Third-Party Candidate
A new poll out this morning from Joel Searby at the firm Data Targeting shows a viable path for a third-party candidate. Bill Kristol is celebrating somewhere.
The survey of 997 likely voters shows an independent candidate garnering 21 percent of the ...
The most striking thing about the Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three swing states — Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – is the gender gap plaguing both candidates. Trump trounces Clinton with men; Clinton trounces Trump ...
The Weaknesses That Doomed Ted Cruz
Indianapolis — Ted Cruz’s first big victory celebration, replete with confetti, champagne, and the kind of stemwinding speech that would become a hallmark of his election-night events, came at the Iowa state fairgrounds on February 1. He’d just won the ...
Mike Pence Endorses Ted Cruz — Sort Of
Indiana governor Mike Pence on Friday offered up the most tepid endorsement of the campaign cycle. In an interview with WIBC radio, he announced that he’d be voting for Ted Cruz in Indiana’s primary on Tuesday, which is ...
Why Nobody Knows How California's Critical Primary Will Play Out
What, exactly, does a California Republican look like? The question is now a subject of heated debate, and the answer may very well determine the outcome of this historic GOP primary.
California hasn’t played a decisive role in choosing ...
Cruz Outmaneuvering Trump in Battle for Rubio Delegates
Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively on March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
In a hotly ...
The Anatomy of a Trump Defeat
Last Friday, four days before Wisconsinites would cast their ballots, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Sarah Palin headlined an event for the Milwaukee County Republican party. Donald Trump, whose unconventional campaign rests almost entirely on his public appearances, had left ...
Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz
Meet Curly Haugland, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican party and current Republican national committeeman. Haugland is one of over 100 delegates who will arrive unbound to this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, free to cast a vote for ...
Will Kasich Be the Decider?
If, six months ago, you had told even the most casual political observer that John Kasich would outlast Marco Rubio on the campaign trail, he would have looked at you like you had three heads. And yet he has done ...
A Low-Energy Debate in Miami
Miami — The final debate before next Tuesday’s critical primaries in Florida and Ohio was closer to a group therapy session than to the bloody brawls that have characterized the Republican primary season thus far.
Though the stakes have never ...
An earlier post stated that Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign was set to unveil a series of endorsements from Cruz’s fellow senators. The report was erroneous. As of this writing, the campaign has no pending Senate endorsements to announce.
Will the Non-Trump Candidates Band Together to Stop Him?
We’ve heard a lot of talk from the candidates about narrowing the race to a one-on-one contest where somebody can face off, and finally do away with, Donald Trump
At this point, denying Trump the nomination before the Republican ...
Houston, Texas – The single most important day of the Republican primary season. That’s today, Super Tuesday, according to Ted Cruz, and if he gets his way, it’s also the day the contest will narrow to a two-man race ...
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has endorsed Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
Several Republican candidates have sought Christie’s endorsement since his exit from the race earlier this month: He fielded calls from Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and even Ted Cruz. ...
Will Kasich Shoot the Hostage?
The hostage, of course, being the non-Trump element of the GOP.
Ohio governor John Kasich remains in the race while few believe he has a viable path to the nomination. So what’s he doing, and what does he want? ...
How Marco Rubio Won Nikki Haley’s Endorsement, and Clinched Second in South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. — Nikki Haley made her decision over dinner. Three dinners, to be exact. They were casual, held at the South Carolina governor’s mansion, in the family quarters rather than in the formal dining room. Having long decided ...
Down on Jeb's Prospects, Bob Dole Says Marco Rubio is His Second Choice
Columbia, S.C. — Bob Dole likes South Carolina. “It was South Carolina that put me over the top in 1996,” he recalls in a lengthy phone interview.
But, 20 years later, Jeb Bush, his chosen candidate in the 2016 race, is on the ...
S.C. Is Key Early Test of Cruz's Southern Strategy
Simpsonville, S.C. — At around 8:40 a.m. on Monday, the volunteers emerge from their rooms, line up against the walls, and put their hands on each other’s shoulders to form a chain that runs the length of the hallway. ...
So, How'd We End Up With an 'SEC Primary' Anyway?
Columbia, S.C. – One of the unique factors that has shaped the Republican primary already is the looming SEC primary on Super Tuesday, March 1. Named after the athletic conference, it got its moniker because a majority of the states holding ...
Marco Rubio's New Challenges
Manchester, N.H. — Days ago, Marco Rubio’s supporters thought it possible they’d be gathering at the Radisson Hotel here tonight in downtown Manchester to celebrate a come-from-behind victory and perhaps, even, the demolition of Donald Trump.
Instead, they ...
Manchester, N.H. — 24 hours after Marco Rubio’s first real stumble on the national stage, he was back on script. A crowd of about 500 had packed into a sports facility covered in green astroturf to hear the Florida senator speak, ...
Ted Cruz's Long Road to Iowa Victory
Des Moines, Iowa — Eleven months before Ted Cruz took the stage here at the state fairgrounds Monday night to celebrate an historic and hard-fought victory in Iowa’s caucuses, members of his senior staff dialed in to a conference call ...
Des Moines, Iowa — As Rich noted, nobody here in Iowa is certain of anything. But there are murmurs among the campaigns and political analysts about which way the candidates are trending, which seems to be this: Cruz down, Rubio up. ...
Ted Cruz’s Risky Bet on the Conservative Base
Ted Cruz has a ready answer for the many Republicans who see him as a rigid ideologue likely to be demolished should he make it to the general election: Such an ideologue is the party’s only hope of winning ...
Thoughts from My Week in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz
Exeter, N.H. — I’ve spent the past couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz. A few things are immediately clear:
Cruz is an incredibly disciplined campaigner: There’s general agreement among the reporters ...
Confident of Iowa Victory, Cruz Goes after Trump in New Hampshire
Conway, N.H. — Ted Cruz says the Republican presidential primary has reached a “new phase.” He’s acting like it, too.
Less than a month ago, the Texas senator was predicting the contest would narrow, as it typically has, to ...
A Cruz vs. Rubio Fight Would Electrify Conservatives
One subplot of the Republican presidential-nomination battle has been an increasingly vicious and personal contest between two first-term senators, both of Cuban descent and separated by just a few months in age.
Florida senator Marco Rubio (44) and Texas senator Ted ...
Will Donald Trump’s passive-aggressive introduction of the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, cause problems for the Texas senator? (“I’d hate to see something like that get in his way,” Trump told the Washington Post ...
In Iowa, Whispers of an Anti-Cruz (and Pro-Rubio) Alliance
To a concerned and angry bunch of Iowa Republicans, their mission heading into next month’s caucuses is as simple as ABC: Anybody But Cruz.
As the Texas senator solidifies his front-runner status with just over a month to go ...