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Cruz Meets With Trump As Staunch Texas Conservative Rises On Attorney General List

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Cruz Meets With Trump As Staunch Texas Conservative Rises On Attorney General List

Rush Limbaugh gave a strong endorsement for Cruz on his show this morning.

Excerpted From Bloomberg:
President-elect Donald Trump is considering nominating Texas Senator Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Cruz, 45, was at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. When approached by reporters on his way out, Cruz said the election was a mandate for change but didn’t say he was under consideration for a job.

Asked for comment, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said, “Cruz is focused on serving Texans in the Senate. He was there today to offer help in promoting the conservative policies that were campaigned on and that he’s long fought for.”

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was initially discussed as a potential attorney general but now is being discussed as a possible secretary of state pick.

Cruz, a champion debater at Princeton, earned a Harvard law degree before clerking for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. After private practice, he advised George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, then took posts in his administration.

Appointed solicitor general of Texas in 2003, Cruz argued nine cases before the Supreme Court. He won an underdog bid for U.S. Senate in 2012. In Washington, he developed a reputation as stubborn and uncompromising. His opposition to Obamacare helped lead to a partial government showdown in 2013. He once called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the chamber’s floor, and former House Speaker John Boehner once called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” and the most “miserable son of a bitch” he had ever worked with. Read the whole thing

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