Today I listened to an interview between Glenn Beck and Sen. Ted Cruz and toward the end of the segment, The Blaze owner questioned Cruz about renting his campaign email list to Trump for donations and contributions. Cruz responded that he did and Beck wasn’t too happy.
Former candidates have made it a practice to rent out their resources to the winner for years, so this is nothing new but former Cruz fans and surrogates are taking his commitment to support Trump to beat Hillary Clinton too seriously.
Beck is not making himself look very good at all. Ted Cruz is a very articulate man who has made a good argument for his support of Trump. Glenn seems to feel like his decision to support Trump is a betrayal of him and the American people.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump just last week, but rented out his email list to the Trump campaign way before then, according to Politico.
Trump emailed some of Cruz’s supporters as early as June 17. The campaign sent a second solicitation the next day, then another the day after that. Some segments of Cruz’s donor list have gotten emails from the Trump campaign 31 times, according to Politico.
Cruz and Trump were rivals for the Republican presidential candidacy, until Trump received the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
When Cruz slammed Trump for comments he made about his wife and father, saying, “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he had been renting the list to Trump for over a month, Politico said.
Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier defended the rental of Cruz’s list, saying, “Renting out email lists is a very common practice among all campaigns and that is something, even before his decision to endorse, was an action he was willing to take to help the Republican Party at large.”
Cruz asks for $22,000 to send one email to a list that contains 280,000 donors. He charges more than $51,000 to send an email to his full list of 1.28 million supporters, according to a rate sheet Politico obtained.
During the Republican 2016 primary, Cruz, and other candidates made a public declaration to support the Republican nominee no matter who it was. Cruz has made a step to make good on that word by endorsing Trump and renting out his email list. I know some people are angry, but that’s how the cookie crumbles.
Maybe these whiners can start focusing on defending the country against the liberal agenda now instead of their personal hatred towards Trump.
Do you think Cruz should have rented his campaign list to Trump? Has Cruz won back former supporters who watched his GOP convention speech that further split the party or is it too late? Share your opinions below in the comment section.
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