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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:05 AM

In Houston Mayor's Race, Cruz's Support Draws Attention

As political contrasts crop up in the Houston mayoral race, one campaign is not letting the other forget an apparent endorsement from the highest-profile Republican in Texas: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

A week before voters in Cruz's hometown sent state Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King to the Dec. 12 runoff, King revealed in a since-deleted tweet that Cruz had voted for him — and said it was an "honor" to have the conservative firebrand on his side.

Now the campaign of Turner, a longtime Democrat, is planning to draw attention to the Cruz factor as it sharpens his differences with King, a Republican-leaning businessman. Turner's team got its start Sunday with a tweet linking Cruz to King, calling them both "too extreme for Houston."

"Ted Cruz is one of the most divisive members of Congress, who is willing to shut down our government when he doesn’t get his way. And Bill King tweeted that it was an ‘honor’ to receive Cruz’s vote," Turner spokeswoman Sue Davis said in a statement later Sunday.

Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/11/09/houston-mayors-race-cruzs-support-draws-attention/

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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:05 AM

1. Bill King is a right wing GOP type who was against HERO

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