Ted Cruz and GOP Senate campaign arm part ways

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz’s turbulent stint at the Republican Senate campaign arm is over.

The Hill reports today that Cruz isn’t being asked back by the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker.

The fact that Cruz is gearing up to run for president in 2016 made this parting of the ways inevitable and entirely predictable. But there was plenty of friction and ill will, too.

Just after the Texans’ election in November 2012, GOP leader Mitch McConnell – now the Senate majority leader—asked Cruz to serve as NRSC vice chairman in charge of grassroots outreach. In effect, he sought to bring the tea partier into the tent by making him the liaison to tea partiers.

But it quickly became obvious that Cruz wasn’t so much of a team player.

Dallas Morning News
1/15/15