Cruz Announces Backing of 50 California Republican Elected Officials

Source: Cruz News | April 11, 2016 |

Current and former state and local officeholders signal strong support for Ted Cruz

IRVINE, CA – With momentum surging from recent victories across four states, today the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of 50 current and former California Republican state and local elected officials.

“I’m honored to receive the support of Republican leaders who are working hard to put conservative ideas into action in California,” said Cruz. “Conservatives are continuing to unite behind our campaign to win the Republican nomination and defeat Hillary Clinton in November, and the people of California will be critical to our success.”

The following current and former state and local government officials have endorsed Ted Cruz for President:

Current and Former State Officials:

Diane Harkey, Board of Equalization
Ted Gaines, State Senator
Marie Waldron, Assemblywoman
Travis Allen, Assemblyman
Brian Jones, Assemblyman
Don Wagner, Assemblyman
Jay Obernolte, Assemblyman
Jim Battin, Former State Senator
Dennis Hollingsworth, Former State Senate Republican Leader
Martin Garrick, Former Assembly Republican Leader
Scott Baugh, Former Assembly Republican Leader

Orange County Officials:

Tony Beall, Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor
Ryan Bent, Yorba Linda Library Commissioner
Alexandria Coronado, former school board member
Alexia Deligianni-Brydges, Orange Unified School Board
Robert Hammond, Orange County Board of Education President
Steven Knoblock, former San Clemente City Councilman
Mark McCurdy, Fountain Valley City Councilman
Mike Munzig, Aliso Viejo City Council
Shawn Nelson, Orange County Supervisor
Scott Peotter, Newport Beach City Council
Dwight Robinson, Lake Forest City Council
Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor
Mike Vaughn, Rancho Santa Margarita City Council

San Diego County Officials:

Kristine Alessio, La Mesa City Council
Bill Baber, La Mesa Vice Mayor
Richard Bailey, Coronado City Council
David Chong, La Mesa Spring Valley School Board
Gary Felien, former Oceanside City Councilman
Ed Gallo, Escondido City Council
Robert “Camo” E. Gleisberg, Oceanside School Board
Jan Goldsmith, San Diego City Attorney
Kristal Jabara, San Marcos City Council
Rebecca Jones, San Marcos Vice Mayor
Jim Kelly, Grossmont Union High School District
Christi Knight, Escondido High School District
Ginger Marshall, Solana Beach City Council
John McCann, Chula Vista City Council
Bob McClellan, El Cajon City Council
Guy McWhirter, La Mesa City Council
Mike Morasco, Escondido Vice Mayor
Mark Muir, Encinitas City Council
Maureen “Mo” Muir, San Dieguito High School Board
Mark Packard, Carlsbad City Council
Amanda Rigby, Vista Deputy Mayor
Jean Roesch, former Southwestern Community College District Board Member
Mark Robak, Otay Water District
Robert Shield, Grossmont Union High School District
Randy Voepel, Santee Mayor
Bill Wells, El Cajon Mayor
Rick Winet, La Mesa School Board President

Previously Announced:

Tom McClintock, Congressman
Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman
Matthew Harper, Assemblyman
Shannon Grove, Assemblywoman

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  • Consistent #4269

    Consistent #4282

    Victoria #4284

    Yes, let’s get California’s delegates. Trump has no idea how to do that. The man he hired as his “convention” man to get delegates, last worked to get delegates in the 1970s. That’s not exactly current work, is it? Party rules per state can change through the years, so he had better be current with the present delegate rules in the 50 states and possessions.

    Trump is all mouth and no smarts. His yelling “not fair!”, “Cruz cheated!”, “Cruz is using gestapo tactics!”, “I will change this when I am president!”, is disgusting. He makes me sick with his whining outburst, “Lyin Cruz!” What a despicable jerk. It is a pleasure to write this on this website and not get banned.

    CA Surveyor #4299

    Victoria, do you believe that a blowhard like Trump could get a single delegate in California at this point, after attacking the delegates of other states?

    Victoria #4300

    “Victoria, do you believe that a blowhard like Trump could get a single delegate in California at this point, after attacking the delegates of other states?”

    Here is what I know from working in the Republican Party of Texas, being present with our Republican state officers who run the party and knowing the persons from Texas who were on the National Republican Committee who run the national party. Every state chairman knows the officers who run every party in the various states. That means the California Republican officers know the Colorado officers. You see, no state party operates in a vacuum, not knowing what other state officers are doing.

    What the above means, is, the California officers are likely just as ticked off at Trump as the chairman/other officers in Colorado. This means California officers are likely wary of Trump doing same thing to them – yelling “unfair!, rigged!” Wouldn’t you be wary also based on his attack on Colorado officers? Plus, Trump is not just complaining about Colorado. He is saying every state’s delegate rules are “rigged”.

    Now, the California officers are selected at the state convention so they have the backing of the state convention delegates who elected them.
    The officers dislike of Trump complaining the delegate system in every state is “rigged” has to filter down to the delegates.

    Add to this, Cruz knew from the beginning that California had lots of delegates and he had to have a ground game early on, months ago, getting state public officials to endorse him. Republicans who like these public officials will be drawn to Cruz, rather than Trump. Cruz perhaps gets more votes in their primary than Trump, or close to him.

    Then there is the fact that Trump is a piece of slime. :o) Cruz gets more delegates than Trump.

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