The Many Reasons Republican Senators Can’t Stand Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz might be the only thing standing between Donald Trump and the Republican presidential nomination, but he only has a single endorsement from a fellow senator — and few colleagues who will even say a nice thing about him in the hallway.

Bob Corker of Tennessee, for example, when asked this week if he considered Cruz a friend, paused for several seconds before eventually replying that Cruz was “an acquaintance.”

A number of Republican senators had thrown their support behind another Senate colleague, Florida’s Marco Rubio. But with Rubio’s prospects fading, Cruz holds second place in the delegate count, making him the Republican’s best, and perhaps last, hope to take down Trump.

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