Pride, it is said, goeth before a fall. Now come the recriminations.
Repeated national surveys have shown public support for the
On a more personal level, Republican Sen.
Now, in a rare statement of second thoughts, the hometown newspaper of Republican Texas Sen.
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Those, the editorial said were a focus on Texas' interests in Washington and a willingness to reach across the aisle and work with Democrats.
"When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator," the editorial board stated. "Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution."
Cruz upset Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the favorite of the GOP establishment, in last year's Republican primary. Dewhurst was backed by the Chronicle in that race, which may somewhat soften the blow of its recantation(Cruz may point out he was, after all, the paper's second choice).
Then there's this: Cruz, like Lee, is not up for reelection for several years.