Ted Cruz Woos Tea Party for Possible 2016 Presidential Run


During this past weekend’s Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) doubled down his assertion that a moderate 2016 Republican presidential nominee would lose against the Democrat presidential nominee.

Cruz stated this very same point last month when interviewed in his Washington, D.C., office.

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has also recently told Sean Hannity that Cruz had already locked up the support of the Tea Party, if he decides to make a run in 2016.

Cruz’s popularity among conservatives has quickly grown, especially in Florida, where many Floridians who once supported Senator Marco Rubio are now supporting, or are open to supporting, a Cruz run for president in 2016.