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Ann Coulter to Her ‘Love’ Ted Cruz: Stop the GOP From Primarying Itself to Death

In an interview this week with ABC/Yahoo News, conservative pundit Ann Coulter reiterated her “love” for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), asserting that he has a “huge” future in leading the GOP away from the problems that have dogged the party in previous elections.

“I think he has a very bright future,” she said of the Texan lawmaker largely seen as the driving force behind the movement to defund Obamacare. “He was over in the House whipping the House Republicans. He was like a general.”

Calling the government shutdown “magnificent,” Coulter said the entire ordeal “was a good thing” because it “branded Republicans as the anti-Obamacare party.” The Affordable Care Act is “less popular than the bubonic plague” she added.

As the conservative commentator told Mediaite earlier this month, a large portion of her new book Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 — Especially a Republican makes the case that the GOP needs to ditch the obsession with primary-ing it’s own party members seen as “not conservative enough” and instead focus on winning elections against Democrats.

“I’m going to have a chat with my love, Ted Cruz, because he’s been so magnificent in everything else,” Coulter explained to ABC. “I’m thinking we want to concentrate on taking out or replacing Democratic senators with Republican senators in Louisiana, in Arkansas, in Montana, in West Virginia, and Alaska. Those are big fat targets.”

She reiterated her distaste for conservatives wanting to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with a less “establishment”-level Republican. “They’re driving me crazy on that,” she said. “Mitch McConnell is a fantastic conservative. He was the Ted Cruz on campaign finance reform. Did they not remember who Mitch McConnell is?”

Watch below, via ABC/Yahoo:

[h/t ABC News-Yahoo News]

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