Ted Cruz

From Texas Standard:

With election day 2018 more than a year away, a Houston-area energy attorney appears to be the first to throw his hat in the ring as a primary challenger to fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Senator Ted Cruz seems to be softening his opposition to the Senate's replacement bill for Obamacare.  In San Antonio he talked about an amendment he wants to add to the legislation. The state's junior senator appeared on local radio station KTSA.

Cruz told an audience at KTSA his amendment is a compromise.

“If an insurance company sells at least one plan in a state that complies with the mandates they can also sell any other plan that consumers desire,” he said.

MCALLEN — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waded into this Democratic stronghold Tuesday to celebrate the Fourth of July — and predictably got an earful from protesters, many upset with the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

From Texas Standard:

The week began with expectations that by now, the Senate would be preparing for a vote on the GOP health care plan – perhaps over the holiday weekend. But that's not going to happen because Republican leaders couldn't muster the votes.

U.S. Government

The wait is over.  Rep. Joaquin Castro has finally announced his decision on a run for the U.S. Senate.  And the answer is 'No.'