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Ted Cruz endorses David Shafer in GOP race for lieutenant governor

12:43 pm Jul. 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a rallying figure for social conservatives in Georgia, this morning endorsed state Sen. David Shafer’s campaign for lieutenant governor.

Shafer, who is now Senate president pro tem, would replace Casey Cagle, who is running for governor. From Cruz’ Facebook page:

David is an unapologetic conservative and has a strong record of fighting for greater opportunity and more prosperity for all of Georgia from his time serving in

Donald Trump could change what it means to be a Sixth District conservative

9:39 am Apr. 10, 2017

So far, the storyline of the Sixth District congressional race has focused on Jon Ossoff, and whether the young first-time candidate can consolidate his Democratic vote, tap the anti-Trump angst of  GOP women and independents, and win the north metro Atlanta contest outright on April 18.

But there’s a subplot that hasn’t been fully explored, in part because it’s still taking shape. And that is how a President Donald Trump has

What Ted Cruz was thinking when he snubbed Donald Trump

9:00 am Jul. 23, 2016

Cleveland will always mark the spot where Republicans nominated businessman Donald Trump as the “I alone” candidate for president.

Where his wife and children, perhaps our next royal family, endured their national television debuts, one by