Fiorina And Cruz’s Planned Parenthood Positions Make Waves In Republican Race
The Washington Post reports that Carly Fiorina's increased campaign momentum can be credited in part to her fierce condemnation of the reproductive health organization. And Politico writes on the political prospects for Ted Cruz in the Senate following his failed attempts to derail the budget process over Planned Parenthood funding, which fellow Sen. Rand Paul says are not good.
The Washington Post:
Carly Fiorina Emerges As The Right’s New Champion On Abortion Issues
On the facts, Carly Fiorina has been proved wrong. But on the politics, her impassioned condemnation of a Planned Parenthood video has turned her into a champion of the antiabortion movement and given her outsider candidacy new momentum. Republicans have rallied to her side, not just to defend one of their own against fact checkers and attacks from Democrats for misrepresenting what was in the video, but also because she brings a fresh voice and perspective to what has long been a predictable debate over abortion. (Rucker, 9/29)
Paul On Cruz: He's Pretty Much Done For In The Senate
Rand Paul on Tuesday had a blunt message for his presidential rival and fellow Republican senator Ted Cruz: You're a hack. In no uncertain terms, Paul called out Cruz for trying — and failing — to disrupt GOP leadership's efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood, as well as past name-calling from the Texas senator. (Collins, 9/29)