After thanking us all for taking time to join him Ted told us of some of the campaign’s accomplishments to date:
- Organized voters in 101 counties
- Endorsed by 200 Republican women in Texas
- More than 69,000 Facebook followers, 18,000 Twitter followers
- Fundraising up to now stands at $3 million, more than anyone in the race.
His “conservative grassroots insurgent campaign”, as he called it, has 11,000 donors from across the country. Compare that to Dewhurst’s 823 donors.
Voters will wonder – Will he be conservative? Just look at his endorsements. He has earned the support of FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth. He has also earned the support of the four strongest conservative senators – Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Pat Toomey.
Speaking of the momentum that observers note of the response he has received, “Our message resonates,” said Cruz. “Out of 14 straw polls since the beginning we have beaten all in all.” That’s impressive to say the least. But get this: “… by an average of over 42 points.” No small victory.
The first major televised debate took place on Thursday January 12 and you can find our coverage here. Ted scheduled this blogger’s call ahead of it and took questions from the grassroots to hear what themes they thought were important.
And this weekend there is a very important Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll and you’re invited to participate. Be sure to visit saddleuptexaspoll.com for information on the event in Houston. Ted Cruz will be speaking at 2:00 PM on Saturday and you can watch the live stream at the link.
The quality that attracts my admiration is Ted Cruz’ fighting spirit. He stands firm and is ready for the heavy lifting, calling his opponent Dewhurst’s conciliatory, please-everyone negotiating style the “cutting the baby in half” technique. Whew. Serious attitude. Works for me!