Monday, March 23, 2015
FIVE THIRTY EIGHT -- Indeed, Cruz’s average conservatism score wipes all the other candidates away. There is less ideological space between Michele Bachmann and Marco Rubio than there is between Bachmann and Cruz. Cruz, for instance, has managed to earn a 96 percent rating from the Club for Growth in his two years in Congress, while Bachmann earned only an 88 percent during the same period. Cruz’s public statements can also be categorized as far more conservative than those of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who San Francisco State University Assistant Political Science Professor Jason McDaniel argued was potentially too conservative to win the nomination.