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Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration

STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined Republicans injecting immigration into New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate contest.

The conservative firebrand is out with a fundraising message Friday attacking New Hampshire’s Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for supporting President Barack Obama’s quote, “amnesty” immigration policies. Cruz becomes the second Republican eying the presidency this week to criticize Shaheen on immigration. Texas Gov. Rick Perry made similar charges, which Democrats called “desperate.”

The attacks come despite Shaheen’s support for the same comprehensive immigration bill backed by New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Cruz says Shaheen, quote, “has voted lock-step with President Obama to prevent any efforts to finally secure our border.”

Cruz helped block a Republican border-security bill in the U.S. House on Thursday.

Shaheen will likely face former Republican Sen. Scott Brown this fall.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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