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Republican Senate Candidate Ted Cruz, a Strong New Conservative Voice from Texas

Posted: August 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   by

I’d heard of Ted Cruz, and I’d seen endorsements for him, but until he appeared today (August 5) on Fox News Sunday, I’d never heard him speak.  Cruz, of course, is the candidate that stunned the GOP establishment by coming from the very back of field to win a Texas runoff election for the Republican nomination for US Senator.

Chris Wallace’s 10-minute interview with Cruz shows that another strong Conservative voice will be added to the Senate in 2013.  Democrats and big-government/big-spending Republicans will soon be hearing more from Cruz.

Especially encouraging is Cruz’ description of how he won the nomination. As much as Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Axelrod, and Plouffe might wish it to be so, grassroots and Tea Party activism is far from “dead.”

See also the 3-minute video below where veteran pundits Charles Krauthammer, Byron York, and Juan Williams comment on the Cruz victory.

David Leeper

David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in January, 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 44 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.