So, another telling sign that Republican Ted Cruz's antics (even though they're clearly supported by Republican Party, as we can see by the GOP's real-world actions) are viewed as electorally toxic, even by the most radical of Republicans running for office:
In an effort to maybe have a chance of getting elected, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli ran out of a conservative fundraising gala early last night so that he could avoid being photographed with Sen. Ted Cruz.Does anyone honestly think, even though Ken ran away from Cruz so they couldn't be photographed together, that Cuccinelli wouldn't throw Virginia into the same financial hell-hole that Cruz is tossing the country into? They're cut from the same nihilistic cloth. They have the same ideas, and the same methods.
Cuccinelli and Cruz signed on to headline the Family Foundation gala, literally titled, “Senator Ted Cruz – This American Moment,” before Cruz went off the rails wasting everyone's time with a fake filibuster and helping to shut down the government.
According to Politico, Cuccinelli made a few short remarks, not mentioning Cruz's name once, then left the event before Cruz got up to speak.
Ken Cuccinelli would jump at the chance to wreck Virginia through Cruz-esque shenanigans. We know it, he knows it, Virginia knows it.
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