Despite the story coming out that Ted Cruz would not publicly lobby for Marco Rubio to run for re-election, now that Rubio has announced, Cruz is backing him.
The Washington Times has the details:
“Marco is a friend and has been an ally in many battles we have fought together in the Senate,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said in a statement. “I’m glad to support him in his bid for re-election.
“Marco is a tremendous communicator and a powerful voice for the American Dream,” Mr. Cruz said.
“At this time of great challenges, we very much need strong leaders in the Senate who will fight to restore economic growth, to defend our constitutional liberties, and to ensure a strong national security for our nation,” he said.
What will be fun to watch is all of the hard-core Rubio and Cruz people who have spent every day since the primaries started pissing on each others leg. I was a Rubio supporter but had no issue lining up with Ted Cruz the moment Rubio had to drop out of the race.
The hardcore people are convinced Rubio is not the nominee because of Cruz and Cruz people swear he was torpedoed by Rubio. So the reactions to this will be….interesting.