Ted Cruz, who on Tuesday won the Republican Senate nomination in Texas, said Mitt Romney will receive strong support from the tea party because they want to see President Obama defeated. In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Cruz seemed to admit that Romney's campaign wasn't a grassroots campaign, but that he would nevertheless benefit from their support.
"I think conservative grassroots and the tea party are gonna be overwhelmingly behind Mitt Romney," Cruz told host Chris Wallace.
"But he's not running a grassroots campaign," Wallace said.
"Well, but the grassroots are energized," Cruz responded. "Because, I think the absolute highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. And I've spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea party activists, I have yet to meet a single tea party leader that is not gonna vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him."