Peas in a Fringe Pod: Ted Cruz Endorses Colorado’s Darryl Glenn

Friday, July 17, 2016
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at

DENVER: Following today’s announcement that failed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has endorsed El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn in the GOP U.S. Senate primary, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“Even after losing the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz still has significant influence in Colorado Republican politics,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “Darryl Glenn’s far-right agenda is exactly what Ted Cruz and out-of-state conservative ideologues want, and with the rest of the Republican primary field mired in scandal and infighting, Glenn could benefit greatly from Cruz’s support.”

“In the general election, assuming Glenn prevails in the primary,” said Silverii, “Ted Cruz will be an albatross around the neck of anyone he is linked with–almost as bad as Donald Trump himself. For Glenn, Cruz’s ‘kiss of death’ is a short-term boost with terrible long-term consequences.”