Tea Partiers Ted Cruz, Scott Walker Added to GOP Convention Lineup

Tea Partiers Ted Cruz, Scott Walker Added to GOP Convention Lineup

On FOX News’ “On The Record,” Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus announced five new speakers to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. 

Headlining the additions are two Tea Party stalwarts — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Republican Senate nominee Ted Cruz. 

Walker withstood intimidation by unions and recounts to enact fiscal reforms that put his state’s government back on the road to solvency. 

Cruz’s victory over Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst represented one of the greatest Tea Party victories to date. 

Walker proves that conservatives can appeal to independents and moderates — as he did in the purple state of Wisconsin — while remaining fiscally conservative. And Walker will have a prominent role during the convention, according to Priebus. 

Cruz, who is of Cuban descent, is a symbol of how Republicans can appeal to minorities without moderating and by remaining true to the conservative principles often supported by the Tea Party.

The three other speakers Priebus announced were Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.


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