The Rushmore Report: You Won’t Believe Who’s Running Against Ted Cruz


Everyone expects Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to win reelection in a cakewalk. He’s the one incumbent that even Steve Bannon likes. No one has stronger support among the conservative base than Ted Cruz. He is the most untouchable incumbent senator running in 2018, with $6 million in the bank. Still, someone is going to run against him – from the Christian conservative wing of the party.

So who is the Christian conservative who is daring to take on one of the most powerful men in Washington? His name is Bruce Jacobson, Jr. And his Christian background is unquestioned. Jacobson serves as Vice President of Life Outreach International and as executive producer of Life Today. He works for evangelist James Robison, and announced last week that he will challenge Ted Cruz for his senate seat.

In a new video, Jacobson slammed current politicians as self-serving men and women who do nothing for the people they are supposed to represent.

Jacobson said, “Most politicians today are far more interested in serving themselves and their own agendas than the people who elected them. Blinded by their own political ambitions, nothing ever gets done and we have political gridlock. With a Republican in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress, it makes no sense that we can’t move forward with a conservative agenda. Most of this gridlock comes from obstructionists in the Senate. We should expect more, and we should demand better. As an advocate for citizens of the great state of Texas, I will do just that, representing and working for ‘The Heart of Texas.'”

Jacobson has some politics in his background. Though he has been working for Life Outreach since 1995, he served as a political appointee for both the administrations of former president Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Age 57, Jacobson lives in North Richland Hills, Texas. He criticizes Cruz for using his senate office as a launching pad for higher office. To date, he has raised just $25,000 to mount his campaign.

Two other Republicans also intend to enter the race: Houston energy lawyer Stefano de Stefano and Dan McQueen, the former Corpus Christi mayor who quit after 37 days on the job.

Will Jacobson – or either of the other two candidates – actually win? It’s highly doubtful. But it’s interesting that someone is trying to take Cruz down, from within his own party.


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