Two Of The GOP’s Top Presidential Prospects Are Engaged In A Very Public Feud


Brett LoGiurato
businessinsider.com
March 10, 2014

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul speaking to Tea Party Express supporters at a rally in Austin, Texas. / Photo via Wikimedia commons

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul speaking to Tea Party Express supporters at a rally in Austin, Texas. / Photo via Wikimedia commons

On Saturday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference by a landslide for the second consecutive year. Conservative firebrand Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second, but he actually gained the most ground of any candidate year-over-year.

On Sunday, Cruz began making a play to draw foreign policy distinctions between himself and Paul, both of whom are considered two of the GOP’s top presidential prospects.

“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends,” Cruz said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “I don’t agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did. … The United States has a responsibility to defend our values.”

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