U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
This, according to a press release that members of the Sethi campaign emailed Wednesday.
Sethi and Bill Hagerty are competing against one another to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the August 6 Republican primary.
“Primaries are a time for choosing. Too many times the Washington swamp tries to trick voters into choosing their preferred candidate. We need conservative fighters in the U.S. Senate that will stand up for our values and that is why I’m endorsing Dr. Manny Sethi for United States Senate. Dr. Manny is a pro-life doctor who will fight to finally repeal Obamacare, defend the Second Amendment, and help get our economy moving again,” Cruz said in the press release.
“There’s a reason the Establishment’s throwing everything they’ve got at Dr. Manny these final days—he’s winning. I am urging Tennessee conservatives to stand up to the attacks, join me, and stand with Manny Sethi.”
As The Tennessee Star reported this week, conservative radio and television personality Mark Levin has already endorsed Sethi.
“I have kids who live in Tennessee, I have grandkids who live in Nashville. If I lived there, I would be voting for him. That’s the bottom line,” Levin said.
“I like that he’s a citizen, a serious doctor, he’s a conservative, and he’s not tied to Romney. Tennessee needs him in the Senate. His opponent is tied so closely to Romney, that if he gets into the Senate, you know damn well what will happen.”
As reported Saturday, former U.S. Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) also endorsed Sethi.
DeMint, known for his work in the Tea Party, is a University of Tennessee graduate and founder of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Ted Cruz” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo “Manny Sethi” by Manny Sethi.