Ted Cruz Won’t Commit To Supporting McConnell For GOP Leader

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declined to tell an inquiring reporter if he’d vote for Mitch McConnell to remain Senate Republican leader next year.

“I’m going to leave that election and every other incumbent Republican election to the voters of their respective states,” he told Betsy Woodruff of the National Review in Beaumont, Texas, according to an article published Thursday.

Cruz, a leader of the GOP’s tea party wing, and McConnell have been locked in a feud over tactics ahead of the 2014 elections, when the Kentucky senator is defending his seat and eying the majority.

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