Reporter Corrects Claim Cruz Is Going To Unveil First Senate Endorsements

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
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After reporting that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was set to unveil his first endorsements from fellow senators, the National Review corrected the record to say Cruz does not have any Senate endorsements to announce.

In a correction posted Monday night, editor Eliana Johnson said reporter Elaina Plott’s earlier story that Cruz was going to announce endorsements from his Senate colleagues was not correct.

“The report was erroneous. As of this writing, the campaign has no pending Senate endorsements to announce,” Johnson wrote.

An editor’s note had already been added to the original post earlier Monday evening clarifying “the number of senators who will endorse Cruz is not known.” The story cited an unnamed source “with knowledge of the situation” in its report.

The National Review originally reported that Cruz had four or more Senate endorsements coming this week, which was held up as a sign Republicans were warming to the idea of backing Cruz as their best chance to beat Donald Trump.

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  1. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Cruz - I have a list of names …

  2. Actually it was supposed to be his wife, father, mother and kids endorsing him but when push came to shove only his dad put his hand up.

  3. The original story here never had its comments section turned on, but my immediate reaction at the time was, “How many living Senators?”

  4. As many endorsements as comments on yesterday’s story. I figured, if there were any endorsements, Cruz would have been as surprised as the rest of us.

  5. Doesn’t an “endorsement” usually come from the source, and then the “humble gratitude” comes from the candidate? The candidate usually doesn’t initially claim he has an endorsement that is later confirmed by the endorsor.

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