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Cruz Starts Pushing More Conservative Agenda

Jacobson is challenging him in the primary.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 8, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) “spent the past year proving he can work well with Republican colleagues he’s butted heads with in the past. Now less than a month out from Texas’s primary, where Cruz faces little serious opposition, that cooperation appears to be dissipating as he pushes his party toward a tough conservative agenda in Washington.”

“Cruz boasted Wednesday to a Texas audience that he rallied conservatives in the Senate to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate in their tax bill, against the will of party leaders, who feared it could sink tax reform, their bigger policy priority. He’s also pushing his party to revisit efforts to repeal Obamacare this year.”

“He called on GOP colleagues to use every option they have over the next ten months, including getting rid of the filibuster, to deliver on campaign promises they made in 2016.” (McClatchy)

Cruz faces television executive Bruce Jacobson (R) in the primary. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16) is running on the Democratic side.

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