David Barton, Paul Pressler Endorse Cruz for Senate
Barton calls Cruz a “leading national champion of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment.” Pressler says Cruz has “spent a lifetime fighting to defend conservative principles, winning at a national level”
AUSTIN, Texas—Ted Cruz for Senate announced Monday two more endorsements and additions to the Statewide Leadership Team — David Barton and Judge Paul Pressler III.
Pressler said Cruz is a “deeply principled conservative” and urged all conservatives to support him. Barton called Cruz a “leading national champion of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment.”
“I’ve known Ted Cruz for years; he’s a good friend and a deeply principled conservative,” Judge Pressler said. “Ted graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston, and he’s spent a lifetime fighting to defend conservative principles and winning at a national level.”
Judge Pressler added: “Ted has a proven record of defending life, defending marriage, defending the Ten Commandments, defending the Pledge of Allegiance, and defending U.S. sovereignty. I’m proud to enthusiastically support Ted Cruz for U. S. Senate, and I urge all other conservatives to do the same.”
David Barton said: “One of the most exciting elements of the Tea Party movement is the renewed focus on the Constitution and America’s Founding Principles. And Ted Cruz is a leading national champion of the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment. He’s got a backbone — something rare among politicians — and he will fight every day to defend free-market principles and restore our Founding principles.”
Barton added: “The threat to liberty has never been greater, and no other current or potential candidate in the Senate race has demonstrated the proven ability to fight for conservative values and win on a national level. I’m enthusiastic about Ted’s candidacy because he will help fill the urgent need for more constitutional conservatives who will fight to preserve America as a Shining City on a Hill.”
Judge Pressler was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, practiced law, served as state district judge and justice of the Texas Court of Appeals, and was appointed to positions by Governor Bill Clements and President George H.W. Bush.
In addition, Judge Pressler was First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and serves or has served on a number of boards including Coalitions for America, the Council for National Policy, National Religious Broadcasters, Salem Communications, and Criswell College, among others.
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.
Barton is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.
“Judge Paul Pressler has been a leader and champion for Christian conservatives across Texas and the nation,” Cruz said. “It is a tremendous honor to have his support as we fight together to preserve the Constitution and our Nation’s founding principles.”
“During President Obama’s tenure, we have seen the Constitution attacked like never before in this country,” Cruz added. “I’m grateful for David Barton’s endorsement – he’s a true warrior for liberty — and I am honored to work alongside him and countless other conservatives as we fight to protect the Constitution and defeat the Obama Agenda.”
Cruz has also been endorsed by Tea Party favorite U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, RedState.com editor Erick Erickson, Madison Project, national radio heavyweight Mark Levin, President of Liberty Institute Kelly Shackelford, and former U.S. Attorney General under President Reagan Ed Meese.