by Pam Zubeck
Mr. Cruz, who’s slated to speak next month at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, also said he would campaign on Mr. Glenn’s behalf.Cruz has to be aware that Glenn swept all other Republicans off the ticket in the race at the State GOP Assembly in Colorado Springs on April 9, capturing 70 percent of the vote. Why? Because Cruz was there, for one thing. Five other Senate candidates who are seeking the nomination petitioned on to the ballot. Some had to go to court to secure a spot after they ran shy of signatures. They include Robert Blaha, a businessman from Colorado Springs.
The Glenn campaign said in a statement that the candidate was “deeply honored” by Mr. Cruz’s support.
The Colorado Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chris Meagher, senior communications advisor, in response to reports that Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Darryl Glenn for Senate and will campaign in the state Monday:ProgressNow Colorado had this to say in a release:
"Colorado doesn't need a far right, never-compromise conservative in the Senate, and it’s clear from Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Darryl Glenn - that's exactly who Glenn would be."
Following today's announcement that failed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has endorsed El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn in the GOP U.S. Senate primary, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:The primary is June 28 and is being conducted by mail ballot.
"Even after losing the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz still has significant influence in Colorado Republican politics," said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. "Darryl Glenn's far-right agenda is exactly what Ted Cruz and out-of-state conservative ideologues want, and with the rest of the Republican primary field mired in scandal and infighting, Glenn could benefit greatly from Cruz's support."
"In the general election, assuming Glenn prevails in the primary," said Silverii, "Ted Cruz will be an albatross around the neck of anyone he is linked with—almost as bad as Donald Trump himself. For Glenn, Cruz's 'kiss of death' is a short-term boost with terrible long-term consequences."