Keyword: Ted Cruz

Will the Tea Party Press John Cornyn?

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

Some in the Tea Party faction of the Texas GOP are encouraging talk of a challenge to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, raising a question: Is he vulnerable to a challenge?

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Does Texas Still Burn for Perry?

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

While Gov. Rick Perry’s standing among Texans remains stronger than most of his “oops”-focused critics recognize, he can no longer count on the level of support he enjoyed among the state's conservatives four years ago.

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Cruz Registers Tea Party Embrace of Gun Rights

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

Attitudes about gun control proposals among Texas Republicans provide a foundation for understanding Sen. Ted Cruz’s resistance to the apparent compromise taking shape in the U.S. Senate.

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Cruz Beats Drum on Immigration

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

If Ted Cruz seems to be marching out of step with GOP leaders attempting to lower the volume on the party’s immigration rhetoric, results from the last UT/Texas Tribune poll suggest the drumbeat he's listening to is the one being played by his voters.

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Keywords: Immigration, Ted Cruz

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