Cruz to get prime speaking slot at convention

Texas GOP Senate hopeful Ted Cruz will get a prime time speaking spot at the Republican convention in Tampa later this month. CNN: Ted Cruz, who defeated an establishment backed candidate in last week's Texas Republican Senate primary, will receive a key speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, a senior GOP official confirms to CNN. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will put out a press release Wednesday announcing that Cruz and four other elected officials including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will address the convention. Cruz, a former state solicitor general, defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Texas GOP primary runoff. Dewhurst had the support of Gov. Rick Perry, among others, while Cruz had the backing of tea party activists and conservatives such as Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina. Cruz is expected to win...(Read Full Post)