Cruz Effectively Wins Colorado

The Texas senator is in California Monday getting a jump start ahead of the state’s June 7 primary.

Karyn Bruggeman
Add to Briefcase
Karyn Bruggeman
April 11, 2016, 10:37 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) “pres­id­en­tial cam­paign said it raised more than $12.5 mil­lion in March, the biggest monthly fun­drais­ing total of the cam­paign. … The cam­paign did not re­lease the amount of cash it cur­rently has on hand. Cruz has in­creas­ingly been lean­ing on a su­per PAC sup­port­ing him, al­low­ing him to keep re­sources as the nom­in­a­tion fight drags on. Cruz’s cam­paign raised $66 mil­lion by the end of Feb­ru­ary but entered March with only $8 mil­lion in the bank.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

SUC­CESS IN COL­OR­ADO: “Cruz ef­fect­ively won Col­or­ado on Fri­day, as he claimed a ma­jor­ity of the state’s 37 na­tion­al del­eg­ates. The Texas sen­at­or dom­in­ated the sev­en early del­eg­ate con­tests at the con­gres­sion­al dis­trict level, a clean sweep that earned him 17 bound na­tion­al del­eg­ates and an ad­di­tion­al four un­pledged del­eg­ates who de­clared sup­port for his cam­paign. To of­fi­cially win the state, ac­cord­ing to party lead­ers, he needs 19 bound del­eg­ates: a mark he is ex­pec­ted to reach Sat­urday at the state GOP con­ven­tion in Col­or­ado Springs.” (Den­ver Post)

Cruz was also able to add to his del­eg­ate count in Iowa and South Car­o­lina over the week­end. (TIME)

MICHIGAN STUMBLE: Cruz did suf­fer “a rare con­ven­tion loss Sat­urday after del­eg­ates back­ing” Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and celebrity busi­ness­man Don­ald Trump (R) “boxed him out of key po­s­i­tions in the Michigan del­eg­a­tion. The Texas sen­at­or’s cam­paign ran eight del­eg­ates for eight com­mit­tee spots and lost every one.” (CNN)

CALI­FOR­NIA DREAM­IN’: “Nearly two months be­fore the state’s primary on June 7. … Cruz is head­ing west for two stops on Monday, hold­ing ral­lies in Irvine and San Diego as most of the polit­ic­al class re­mains fo­cused on a con­test about 3,000 miles away. The Cruz cam­paign views suc­cess in Cali­for­nia, which awards 172 del­eg­ates, as crit­ic­al to keep­ing … Trump from reach­ing a ma­jor­ity of del­eg­ates be­fore the Re­pub­lic­an con­ven­tion.” (New York Times)

What We're Following See More »
ANOTHER NUCLEAR OPTION?
Byrd Rule Could Trip Up Health Legislation
53 minutes ago
THE DETAILS

"Even if House Republicans manage to get enough members of their party on board with the latest version of their health care bill, they will face another battle in the Senate: whether the bill complies with the chamber’s arcane ... Byrd rule, which stipulates all provisions in a reconciliation bill must affect federal spending and revenues in a way that is not merely incidental." Democrats should have the advantage in that fight, "unless the Senate pulls another 'nuclear option.'”

Source:
ONE WEEK
Senate Votes To Fund Government
1 days ago
BREAKING
ON TO SENATE
House Passes Spending Bill
1 days ago
BREAKING

The House has passed a one-week spending bill that will avert a government shutdown which was set to begin at midnight. Lawmakers now have an extra week to come to a longer agreement which is expected to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass before President Trump signs it.

PRESIDENT CALLS MEDICAID FUNDS A “BAILOUT”
Puerto Rico Another Sticking Point in Budget Talks
1 days ago
THE DETAILS

President Trump’s portrayal of an effort to funnel more Medicaid dollars to Puerto Rico as a "bailout" is complicating negotiations over a continuing resolution on the budget. "House Democrats are now requiring such assistance as a condition for supporting the continuing resolution," a position that the GOP leadership is amenable to. "But Mr. Trump’s apparent skepticism aligns him with conservative House Republicans inclined to view its request as a bailout, leaving the deal a narrow path to passage in Congress."

Source:
POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?
Democrats Threaten Spending Bill Over Obamacare
2 days ago
BREAKING

Democrats in the House are threatening to shut down the government if Republicans expedite a vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, said Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer Thursday. Lawmakers have introduced a one-week spending bill to give themselves an extra week to reach a long-term funding deal, which seemed poised to pass easily. However, the White House is pressuring House Republicans to take a vote on their Obamacare replacement Friday to give Trump a legislative victory, though it is still not clear that they have the necessary votes to pass the health care bill. This could go down to the wire.

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login