Tea Party Caucus Chairman Tim Huelskamp Endorses Ted Cruz, a ‘Full Spectrum Conservative’

Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, as Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default. The rally was organized …
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AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA— Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), the chairman of the Tea Party Caucus, has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as his choice to become the next President of the United States.

“Ted Cruz is a full spectrum conservative that the people of Kansas should rally behind,” said Huelskamp, who is also a leader in the House Freedom Caucus.

Huelskamp added:

I have seen Senator Cruz stand up for conservative principles in Washington time and time again. Whether it’s President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, Obamacare, or massive deficit spending, we can count on Ted to start making positive reforms his first day in office. He is not one of those ‘campaign conservatives’ who are all talk — he is a proven, principled conservative.

Cruz said in a statement that he is “thrilled to have the support of Congressman Huelskamp.”

“He is a man that has stood up to the Washington Cartel and fought for conservative principles. Tim has been a stalwart leader in the House of Representatives on issues that matter most for conservatives. From life, to fighting to repeal Obamacare, I know I can count on Tim’s conservative, principled leadership,” the Texas Senator and Presidential nominee added.

Huelskamp is now the 20th U.S. House of Representatives member to endorse Sen. Cruz.


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