When Texas voters elected Republican Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate last November, I had never heard of the guy.


But my first impressions of Cruz were positive. He made what seemed to me be a lot of sense when he warned of an existential threat to his party, which I passed along to readers of this blog on Nov. 13 of last year.



“If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community,” Cruz said, “in a few short years Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state.” He ticked off some statistics: in 2004, George

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When Texas voters elected Republican Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate last November, I had never heard of the guy.

But my first impressions of Cruz were positive. He made what seemed to me be a lot of sense when he warned of an existential threat to his party, which I passed along to readers of this blog on Nov. 13 of last year.

“If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community,” Cruz said, “in a few short years Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state.” He ticked off some statistics: in 2004, George

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Read more