Dallas Morning-News: Rep. Michael Burgess endorses Senate candidate Ted Cruz in GOP runoffJuly 2nd
Rep. Michael Burgess endorsed Senate candidate Ted Cruz Monday morning in the Republican runoff — an unusual move, given that most members of Texas’ GOP congressional delegation have stayed neutral in the heavyweight battle.
The Lewisville representative told radio host Mark Davis that he was comfortable with either Cruz or Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and that “no matter what happens, we’re going to have a good conservative senator next year.”
“But honestly, we need a fighter,” Burgess said on The Answer, KSKY-AM (660). “We need a fighter bad. I’ll be voting for Ted Cruz.”
Burgess, a medical doctor, further explained his support in a statement posted on Cruz’s campaign website, saying that he needed the former solicitor general to help repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
“In Congress, I discovered very few elected officials willing to rock the boat, to make the hard decisions we need to turn our nation around,” said Burgess, who endorsed former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert in the primary. “Ted Cruz is that strong, proven conservative leader, a constitutional scholar, and a fighter through and through.”