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Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

Will help get out the vote for April 5 primary

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appeared on the Charlie Sykes radio show in Wisconsin and endorsed …

Ted Cruz.

It was a very strong endorsement for Cruz, not an anti-Trump endorsement. Walker said he was “all in” for Cruz.

Scott Walker Statement Endorsing Ted Cruz

This is not a big shock, and was the focus of speculation for a couple of weeks.

I doubt this will affect national numbers, but will be important for the Wisconsin April 5 primary. Above all else, it will help motivate and get out the rank and file who helped Walker overcome the Democratic onslaught over the union reform bill and recall challenge. It also may help keep Kasich from being a spoiler.

There are 42 delegates at stake. The statewide winner gets 18, then there are 3 each for the winner of each congressional district.

Cruz has been on the ground in Wisconsin building a Walker-style voter turnout model, while Trump is just showing up:

Donald Trump is planning to make his first campaign visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, where the upcoming Republican presidential primary could mark a turning point in the unpredictable GOP race.

But rival Ted Cruz has gotten a jumpstart on the contest, racking up influential endorsements, campaigning in key regions and supported by bullish advertising campaign….

As Cruz campaigned across the state ahead of the Easter holiday, he was following a winning roadmap drawn by Wisconsin governor – and former 2016 presidential hopeful – Scott Walker in 2010, up Wisconsin’s rural and working-class midsection -the same demographic that has driven Trump’s success thus far.

Cruz has mined the GOP vote-rich swath of farms and factories from south-central Wisconsin, up the Fox River Valley’s corridor of paper mills, small towns – among them, some of the most swing-prone counties in the country.

The Fox River Valley, suburban Milwaukee and the rural counties outside Madison are home to 75 percent of Wisconsin’s most reliable Republican primary voters, said Keith Gilkes, a veteran Walker adviser who worked for his 2010 GOP primary campaign.

There isn’t a lot of polling for the Wisconsin Republican primary; the two most recent polls show Cruz up slightly.

Conservative talk radio in Wisconsin is solidly behind Cruz, including Sykes, who endorsed Cruz. Sykes had a brutal interview with Trump the other day, in which he pressed Trump about his mocking of Heidi Cruz.

The interview has been described Trump walks into #NeverTrump radio buzzsaw:

For 13 minutes, Donald Trump clashed with Milwaukee radio host Charlie Sykes on his program Monday morning, defending his past statements and policy positions. Less than four minutes before the 17-minute interview wrapped, Trump found out why.

“Mr. Trump, before you called into my show did you know that I’m a #NeverTrump guy?” asked Sykes, a Ted Cruz supporter who has vowed to never vote for the New York billionaire.

“No, I didn’t know that, but I assume you’re also an intelligent guy. I know you’re an intelligent guy, and you understand what’s going on,” Trump said. “Our country is getting ripped off by every country we do business with.”

Sykes will not get another interview with Trump after this, and he must have known it going into the interview.

But Sykes didn’t care, since unlike the mainstream cable media, he’s not looking to Trump to pump ratings, so he could do the type of interview  cable media won’t.

If Cruz wins big in Wisconsin, it would be a big blow to Trump’s chances of getting a majority of delegates prior to the convention.


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legacyrepublican | March 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

Cruz is a hard working good old fashioned politician in the classic sense of the meaning. He does what he says he going to do. He stands on principle. And he engages the voter with respect.

I so want him to win the nomination.

Game … Set … Match …

Anne Coulter, Yuuuge Trump supporter is having trouble with her man:
“I’m a little testy with our man right now. Our candidate is mental! Do you realize our candidate is mental?” Coulter said jokingly during a taping of an episode of the “Milo Yiannopoulos Show,” which is scheduled to air in full this weekend. “It’s like constantly having to bail out your 16-year-old son from prison.”

Did I miss the LI article on the Jeb Bush endorsement? Governor of a state six times larger than Wisconsin, son of a former Republican president, brother of a former Republican president. Yet no LI article regarding his endorsement or his brother joining Cruz’s team. Hell, his finance team joined Cruz as well.

Why no coverage? I guess it just wasn’t newsworthy.

Well tell me when Pat Paulsen endorses Cruz.

    legacyrepublican in reply to forksdad. | March 29, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Probably because a Bush endorsement couldn’t have changed the FL primary. In this case, Walker’s endorsement could help Cruz in WI by an even greater margin.

    And rumor has it that Pat Paulsen is now a confirmed voting Democrat, my he rest in peace.

      No rumor to it. He’s dead so he’s a democrat. I went and saw him back in I want to say ’76. Very funny guy he played his part well and even humored a couple of kids who asked him actual policy questions.

      Best candidate since Teddy Roosevelt ever.

screw it voting for bill the cat personally

If anyone remembers, I did predict this.

    PhillyGuy in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    All Cruz is trying to do is work the 2nd ballot in the event Trump falls short of nomination. So now the establishment GOP is fully behind Cruz. He’s not an outsider.

      clintack in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Sure he is.

      Cruz is just less of an outsider than Trump.

      Who is less of an outsider (to the GOP) than Bernie Sanders.

      The interesting thing will be watching the GOPe having to decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, if those two (may God have mercy on us all) are the two candidates we get to choose from in November.

Cruz/Walker 2016.

    Kauf Buch in reply to LIDavidD. | March 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Cruz/Walker 2016 = PRESIDENT HILLARY 1/20/17.

    forksdad in reply to LIDavidD. | March 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Not until after the convention. Nobody picks their veep unless they have it sewn up like Hillary. Didn’t she make noise about a nobody who never did anything from nowhere as her choice or was she just floating names?

Walker…Priebus…Ryan (and McConnell and Cochran and and and…)

GEE… no *wonder* Cruz is the darling of the GOPe.

It’s one step away from an Obama “Kiss Of Death” Endorsement.

Graham,Nikki Haley, Bush, now Walker, how many kisses of death can a man withstand before he crumbles? Ted, you should have told them to endorse Donald, if you want to win.

Walker was my first choice. His endorsement means nothing. Who selects a candidate based on endorsements anyway?

See, this is just hilarious to watch.

Perry, SOLID conservative governor, Texas, endorses Cruz.

Walker, SOLID reformer governor, Wish-consin, endorses Cruz.

Christie, NE liberal Republican,endorses Der Donald.

Palin, absolute cypher and sell-out, endorses Der Donald.

I think the Walker endorsement means votes in Wish-consin.

It MAY mean votes in the nation, and it WILL mean votes in the general.

I guess I can give Trump a little credit for going on the air with Charlie Sykes, although it’s not like Sykes would have ever been at all disrespectful. That’s why Charlie got the interview and not a few of the other conservative talking heads. Trump’s people went for the best reception they could get. A couple of the more vicious talkers would have gotten pretty good mileage out of eviscerating Trump.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Merlin. | March 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I got the sense from the interview, which I listened to in full, that the hump didn’t know Sykes was a #Nevertrump. It was probably the result of more crackerjack research by his campaign staff. The evidence indicates the hump wouldn’t have done the interview if he’d known Sykes was not a friend, seeing as how he’s scared of Megyn Kelly, refuses to debate Cruz one-on-one, won’t talk to NR, and believes that “everyone loves me, they love me!”

New Optimus WI poll out today. 6100 sample size and margin of error 1.1.

Trump 31%
Kasich 29%
Cruz 27%

That is pretty amazing considering are the forces aligned against Trump in Wisconsin.

Trump still a lock in New York. Must win California.

Can’t wait for next shoes to drop on #CruzSexScandal

His refusal to deny any affairs guarantee they are out there. Hopefully more facts emerge before April 5.

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    “…margin of error 1.1”

    Wut a moron…!!!

    Wut a liar…!!!

      When Ragspierre knows something is true but he wants to try and keep others from believing the truth is the truth then Ragspierre just LIES and claims that the truth is a lie. Doing so in his usual juvenile immature 10 year old style.

      Yes Rags the margin of error on that poll is 1.1%.

      #RagspierreLiesConstantly. The LIES are what Fuzzy loves about little Ragsy.

    janitor in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t understand how endorsements from candidates who were rejected are helpful. But I guess we’ll see. Meanwhile:

    Ted Cruz refuses to deny that he’s been unfaithful to his wife. Ostensibly won’t dignify the question with a response. Which is odd, because he’s repeatedly dignified the National Enquirer article (which he could have ignored) with denials — even to falsely blaming it on Trump, rather than Rubio and Stop-Trump crowd.

      Ragspierre in reply to janitor. | March 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Yah, see, that’s a lie, and you’re a liar. Not even a good liar. Just another stupid T-rumpian liar.

        Ragspierre lies by calling the truth a lie. These kinds of lies by Rags make up 1/3 of his posts. The others use other forms of lies.

        Yes Rags Cruz refused to say he has never had affairs.

        And today the first of the tells I predicted twobdays ago begins to surface. Today all of Heidis New York campaign appearances have been cancelled. Don’t want her breaking down on camera or blurting out truth if asked about Ted’s affairs.

          janitor in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm


          Meanwhile, I am confused.

          I am soul searching my biases and trying to figure out how someone’s — who is not Trump — grabbing someone’s — who is unimportant — arm merits a headline, whereas someone’s — who is Cruz — refusing to deny adultery doesn’t merit a headline.


          JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          Oh, geez, you are all such liars. I just heard Cruz fully deny last night on Hannity and I’ve heard him deny it before.

          You all are just upset that the information about Trump’s frauds, cheating business associates – and on wives – are all true and, as much as you try, you cannot make the garbage your blowhard circus barker peddled through his buddy be true.

          That makes you YUGE, TERRIFIC liars. Believe me.

          janitor in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

          Don’t know what you think this video of the Hannity interview proves.

          Cruz refuses to deny adultery in this interview too. He also continues to make the false claim that Trump with his “henchmen” is responsible for the National Enquire ad, in the same breath that he hypocritically denies having anything to do with his PAC’s sliming of Melania.

          Milhouse in reply to Gary Britt. | March 30, 2016 at 2:04 am

          And you continue to lie. It’s not his PAC. It has no connection to him. But the Enquirer is firmly inside the Trump campaign and anything it prints comes from the Trump campaign. It didn’t come from Rubio or anyone else; that is just more of your lies.

          Trump personally slimed Heidi Cruz, and he had the Enquirer story published. His denials are ludicrous because he has no credibility. He’s a common fraud and con man whose word is worth nothing.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Cruz absolutely denied it right after the story broke and absolutely denied it full-on last night on Hannity. No two ways about it. Such statements from you cannot be considered lack of information or misinformation because we’ve all seen how closely you follow everything Cruz says and does. That makes you just another dirty, smutty liar like the hump.

    Your post sounds like a little collection of twitters.

      To the best of my knowledge, Cruz has never “denied” this story; he has called it “garbage” and other things, but he’s never said, “No, I’ve never slept with anyone not my wife” or used any language like that. Remember, he’s a lawyer, and by all accounts a very good one. I recall another lawyer who had to parse the meaning of “is” because the honest truth would undo him; this is a horse of the same color, and the odor of the BS is very similar too.

      There is a story at the Daily Mail which is illustrative:
      “But instead of making a blanket declaration that he has been faithful during the entirety of his 14-year marriage – a move that would effectively end the vicious news cycle – Cruz stood silently as campaign surrogate Carly Fiorina leapt in to intercept the question and change the subject.”

      There is also the interesting circumstance in which a Cruz PAC donated $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s PAC; I’m sure we all know that candidates never, ever have anything at all to do with PACs, though. Good thing candidates always follow the law, isn’t it! To suspicious minds, though, somehow it looks… sleazy, underhanded, and kindasorta like a payoff; crazy talk, I know!

Sykes will not get another interview with Trump after this, and he must have known it going into the interview.

Trump called into the show. And it was a very good interview, both in the questions and in the answers.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to janitor. | March 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Do you even walk upright? If so, you are truly delusional. It was a great interview for Sykes, but a terrible interview for the hump. The hump got his arse kicked to hell and back. I guess that crack campaign team of his that did such a TERRIFIC BEST GREATEST YUGE job of researching delegate allocation rules in LA were really on top of this one, too. Yessirree Bob, a fine piece of campaign work by only the BEST and the GREATEST and the most TERRIFIC campaign team to ever hustle the voters.

    The hump couldn’t even handle a little talk radio guy in WI. No wonder he’s scared to debate Ted or talk to Megyn Kelly. He’s a coward. A jellyfish. All bark and lawsuits from an empty-headed, spoiled 10 yr. old.

    And you think THIS interview went well for the hump? Somewhere there’s a village missing its idiot.

Trump confidant Roger Stone spoke with Frank Morano on AM970 The Answer in New Jersey/New York on Sunday morning about allegations that he planted the story in this week’s National Enquirer accusing Ted Cruz of multiple extra-marital affairs.

“He’s a lawyer himself,” he said, “so why won’t he sue? It won’t cost him anything. To be absolutely clear — Cruz won’t sue because the allegations are largely true.”


— “The Rubio campaign elected not to use this information, but they kept it as a hedge about some of the allegations about Rubio’s personal life.”

— “Cruz holds himself out as a moral exemplar, and I think it is the hypocrisy that once again is problematic here. Where’s his lawsuit? Where’s his $100 million lawsuit against the National Enquirer…”

— “This is very much like the John Edwards case, when the Washington Post, who is chasing this story, or the AP, who is chasing the story. The dirty little secret here is this isn’t just the National Enquirer, this is major media organizations. Every major media organization in the country is pursuing this story. And they are well familiar with the names.”

— “And you have to wonder whether these women, one of whom worked for the Carly Fiorina campaign and then shortly thereafter Ted Cruz pays Carly half a million dollars. Ted despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted. What is the $500,000 for? Can you say hush money?”

— “Maybe Donald Trump is talking about Heidi’s mental breakdown, and the fact that she was found by the local police wandering and disoriented, and she was deemed to be a threat to herself.”

— “Heidi with her husband posing as a conservative Republican was a top aide to Condoleezza Rice at the National Security Council prior to going to the U.S. Trade Rep’s office where she was a top aide for Robert Zelick, who took her to Goldman Sachs — You remember who they are? The bank you and I bailed out.– Goldman then subsequently gave a million dollar illegal sweetheart deal to the Cruz campaign, which he lied about.”

    Only one who is ill-informed makes a big deal about someone NOT suing.

    First, one should avoid lawsuits at all times as it takes a heavy toll on the parties. Time, money, effort, and energy can be properly used in other areas but will be sucked into any lawsuit. Anytime one is thinking of a lawsuit, the first thought should be to ask oneself what do you gain if you are successful. Many alreayy think the purveyors of such rumors are less than trustworthy now.

    Second, lawsuits are very messy and public. This is particularly true of anything involving a public figure. The burden of proof is much higher for a public figure.

    This has a very big Streisand effect of magnifying the issues involved. The anti-Cruz folks just want him to go on record denying anything as THAT is news regardless of the merits.

    spartan in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Is it me … or does Roger Stone look like Pee Wee Herman?

    Milhouse in reply to Gary Britt. | March 30, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Goldman then subsequently gave a million dollar illegal sweetheart deal to the Cruz campaign, which he lied about.”

    Yet another lie. How are you not ashamed to lie so blatantly?

Why Ted Cruz’s sex life matters: The GOP’s toxic “family values” charade deserves continued scrutiny

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Of course, Bierhall Bullyboi Britt endorses the use of Collectivist “Salon” as a “source authority”.

    What an obvious lying SOS…!!!

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Oh, my God. You’re actually linking to and quoting Salon to support you? My, how the hump has brought ordinary men into his festering swamp.

    You call yourself a conservative and cite Salon? Those are irreconcilable conditions.

    The affairs by Cruz are true and he won’t deny having affairs when asked that direct question. The salon article shows exactly why Cruz will be destroyed by media and democrats in a general election which in turn destroys Cruz argument in primary why people should vote for him.

    Some people think ahead while others don’t think at all and just throw their feces around like monkeys.

      Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | March 30, 2016 at 9:10 am

      You want some toilet paper for your hands, Rhesus Pieces?

      How ’bout some for your mouth, for when you finish your tongue polishing of T-rumpian turds later?

Yep. Mr. Establishment LIES about the Wish-consin experience.

There’s nothing he won’t lie about, really.

    spartan in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Trump is Mr Establishment?

    Perhaps …..

    While the Trumpettes are focusing on Cruz and the phony story, Trump has hired Roger Stone’s old partner (no, not one of his swinging partners) Paul Manafort. Manafort is one of the “Old Bulls” of the GOP. Another partner of Stone, Charlie Black, is working for Kasich.

    Trump is no longer an outsider. As Arte Johnson would say …… veeeery interesting.