According to an August 23, 2013 story in the Dallas Morning News, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has declined to endorse the senior senator from Texas, John Cornyn, who is running for reelection in 2014. The stated reason for this neutrality is interesting.
“The reason is simple. I think every elected official, including me, owes it to people, the grassroots, to go and make the case to the grassroots, why he or she is representing their interests, is fighting for their values and their principles. And I trust the people.”
Cornyn, though he has signed on to the push to defund Obamacare led by Cruz and others, is being accused of being lukewarm in that effort by at least one Tea Party group, according to the Houston Chronicle. The Tea Party constitutes Cruz’s base of support.
Likely Cruz’s non endorsement doesn’t matter. Cornyn has no serious primary opposition and is likely to win the general election in deep red Texas. Both senators profess that their relationship remains cordial.