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Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan for Congress

Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan for Congress

Matthew Boyle | Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a former GOP presidential candidate who won this state over current GOP nominee Donald Trump back during the primaries, is not backing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election during his primary against Republican businessman Paul Nehlen at this point.

Cruz’s team, over the course of several emails on Friday, told Breitbart News the Senator would not at this time back Ryan for re-election to the U.S. Congress. It’s worth noting, though, that according to Cruz’s team Ryan has not asked Cruz for his endorsement. Cruz also refused to endorse Donald Trump for president, despite a primetime speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.

“Sen. Cruz likes and respects Paul Ryan,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News. “He considers endorsements when asked, and in this case a request wasn’t made.”

Ryan’s spokesman Zack Roday has not responded to a request for comment in response to Cruz’s refusal to endorse to Ryan. Roday did respond with a press statement when Trump refused to endorse Ryan earlier this week.

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