After His Failed 2016 Campaign, Ted Cruz Eyes 2020

Ever the planner, Texas’ junior senator seems to be laying substantial groundwork for a team to work during the interim, to funnel money from donors and organize travel to key states before the next Presidential election.

By Rhonda FanningJuly 7, 2016 3:14 pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has been relatively quiet since suspending his campaign for president but behind the scenes, the wheels are still turning. In fact, recent shake-ups among his staff on the Hill seem to hint he intends to waste no time in gearing up for the 2020 presidential election.

Tim Alberta co-authored a piece in the National Review on Cruz and his expanding political operation.

“They are now, essentially, from the ashes of the campaign itself,” he says, “growing out a nonprofit entity … It’ll allow them to keep in touch with all of Ted Cruz’s donors and even to grow their donor database. It will allow them to plan some travel for him, for some political speeches and for some meetings with key players in the early states for the 2020 nomination.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How Cruz’s actions have become par for the course for suspended Presidential campaigns

– What makes Cruz’s mission unusual, in terms of size and scope

– What Cruz may do during the Republican National Convention later this month