“The role of the first four states is to narrow the field and give Super Tuesday a clear choice. And now the voters can decide,” Ted Cruz said following the Nevada Caucus on Tuesday evening.
Cruz told an enthusiastic crowd that “nobody has ever won the nomination, without winning one of the first three primaries,” and that only he, not Marco Rubio or other candidates, have been able to defeat Donald Trump in a primary or caucus state thus far.
“If you are one of the 65% of Republicans across this country who doesn’t think Donald is the best candidate to go head-to-head with Hillary, who believes we do better in elections when we actually nominate a conservative, then the first four states have performed a vital function of narrowing this race, and presenting a clear choice,” Cruz said. “You can choose between two Washington dealmakers, or one proven, consistent conservative.”
Cruz then highlighted his consistent track record of fighting for conservativism and the U.S. Constitution:
“If you want a president who can stop amnesty, ask yourself who has led the fight against amnesty.
If you want a president who will repeal Obamacare, ask yourself who has led the fight against Obamacare.
If you want a president who will stand for life, and marriage and religious liberty, ask yourself who’s led the fight defending life, marriage and religious liberty.
If you want a president who will defend the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms…if you want to protect that Second Amendment to stop a liberal [Supreme Court] justice from reading the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights, ask yourself who has led the fight to defend the Second Amendment right to bear arms.”
On “Super Tuesday,” March 1, 11 states — Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Texas — will have more delegates at stake than any other one day of the primary season.
On Tuesday, Ted Cruz received the endorsement of popular Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
“Conservative values are at his core,” Abbott said about his endorsement of Cruz. “He’s principled. He’s fearless. And he has true conviction.”