Ted Cruz Endorses Pro-Trump U.S. House Candidate Lee Bright
Tuesday morning, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed Lee Bright, a former State Senator in South Carolina who is seeking the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District seat. Bright is running against who has been described as the establishment pick, state Sen. William Timmons.
— Lee Bright (@leebright) June 19, 2018
Sen. Cruz made his support for Bright loud-and-clear in a statement:
“A healthy republic requires active participation, and it’s encouraging when conservatives step forward to run for office. I’m asking voters in South Carolina’s 4th District to carefully consider the choices before them, and to stand with the candidate who best reflects their conservative convictions. In the 4th District Congressional runoff, I am proud to endorse Lee Bright, and I urge voters there to join me by supporting him.”
Bright and Timmons will face off in next week’s South Carolina run-off election. Bright already beat Timmons by over five points in the state’s primary election last week, but because South Carolina is a runoff election state, a candidate must gain 50% of the vote to win in a primary election.
A win for Lee Bright would be a major boost for President Donald Trump’s agenda. On every one of the President’s main tenants, Bright touts his 100% commitment to stand with the President, and excitement to join in his crusade to “drain the swamp.”
On the other side, Sen. Timmons is endorsed by notorious #NeverTrumper Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Along with Sen. Cruz, Bright has been endorsed by conservative heavyweights Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Steve King (R-IA), who are hoping to have Bright by their side in the U.S. House.
.@LeeBright Congratulations on topping the field for the 4th Congressional District of South Carolina! Lee Bright for Congress! Go get ‘em in the runoff! Together we will get immigration right!
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 13, 2018
This is truly a race between the pro-Trump insurgency of the Republican Party and the establishment wing. South Carolina’s runoff election will occur on June 26th.
Big League Politics will keep you updated on this important race.