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Statement by ACU Chairman Al Cardenas on Ted Cruz’ Victory

July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today released the following statement:

“The American Conservative Union PAC congratulates Ted Cruz.  For me personally, it’s especially gratifying as I first met Ted as a brilliant young attorney, fighting alongside Ted Olson and others during the 2000 presidential recount effort. I was Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida at the time and had a hunch this young man was going places. Just like Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted entered the U.S. Senate race relatively unknown and underfunded. Way behind in the polls, through perseverance and the courage of his conservative convictions, he beat all odds to become the GOP nominee. Hear, hear Ted. On to victory in November.”

The American Conservative Union is America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and was founded in 1964. The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973. Learn more at conservative.org.

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