RLC Endorses Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas


CONTACT: Chairman Dave Nalle at 512-656-8011 or chairman@rlc.org

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ted Cruz for Senate

His Dedication to Liberty and Limited Government Will Make Him an Important Ally for the RLC in the Senate

AUSTIN, TX – The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ted Cruz in the Republican Senate Primary in Texas.   In a large field with many appealing candidates, Cruz stands out as the candidate with the clearest record of defending liberty, the most forceful positions on key issues and the most effective leader to claim the seat on behalf of grassroots Republicans.  He represents the principles of limited government and individual liberty to which the Republican Liberty Caucus is dedicated.

“As a Texan I’m very glad that we have a chance to support one of the best Senatorial candidates in the nation,” said RLC National Chairman Dave Nalle.  “Ted Cruz represents the new direction of American politics, with personal integrity, a dedication to the best interests of the people and a firm belief in constitutionally limited government.  He is exactly the kind of Senator we need to send to DC to work with our 2010 endorsees like Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY).”

RLC National Secretary Corie Whalen notes that “Ted Cruz is the only candidate in the Texas GOP US Senate primary who has mounted a serious campaign against Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Luckily, Ted is an overall great liberty Republican who provides a major contrast to the establishment-minded Dewhurst. Texas will inevitably send a Republican to DC as Hutchinson’s replacement, and the RLC is invested in making sure the right candidate wins the primary.”

Following on the election of more than two-dozen RLC endorsees to the House and Senate in 2010, the RLC has set a goal of doubling that number in the 2012 election. With a larger core of newly elected, principled representatives in Washington we can swing the debate away from the big government status quo and towards putting the best interests of the people first.  Our allies in Congress were fighting and uphill battle last year, but with an extraordinarily strong slate of new candidates nationwide we plan to send them the help they need in 2013.

Grassroots Republicans are demanding leaders who live up to the principles of the party.  We are no longer content to sit idly by and accept the dictates of an out of control government. We demand the restoration of our liberties and real accountability, and we will keep voting out complacent and unresponsive office holders until they get the message.


More information on the Ted Cruz campaign can be found at http://www.tedcruz.org/

Founded in 1991, the Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization which promotes individual liberty and limited government within the Republican Party.   You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus at www.rlc.org