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Trump Ally Considering Challenging Ted Cruz for His Senate Seat

McCaulRepublican Congressman from Texas Michael McCaul is reportedly not ruling out challenging Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in the 2018 primary.

“Like Reagan said, never say never, but it’s not something I’m spending a whole lot of time thinking about right now,” McCaul told reporters Wednesday. He added that Cruz had “been focused on his ambition running for president” while serving as Senator.

McCaul is chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and is also acting as a national security adviser to Donald Trump.

McCaul said that there seemed to be an “organic […] effort to draft” him to oust Cruz. This dovetails with reports of increased antipathy toward the Texas Senator from within top GOP donors after his failure to endorse Trump during his speech at the RNC.

“Traditionally, you support your nominee for president, and so when I went to Cleveland, I gave a strong speech about Hillary Clinton and her devastating foreign policy, but also in the support of the nominee,” McCaul told reporters. “I think that’s an obligation that we have to support the nominee.”


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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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