Pete Sessions: Ted Cruz Secretly Plotted Against Me

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Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 01:23 PM

By Aaron Stern

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Fresh off a primary victory over a tea party challenger, incumbent Texas Rep. Pete Sessions thinks Sen. Ted Cruz secretly helped lead the battle against him.

The Republican Texas senator declined to formally endorse either candidate, but he didn’t hide his admiration for tea party candidate Katrina Pierson, who challenged Sessions in the GOP primary. Days after Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, formally endorsed Pierson, Ted Cruz called Pierson "utterly fearless" at a rally in Texas, according to The Dallas Morning News  – not an official endorsement, but Pierson posted the statement on her website as evidence of his support of her campaign.

Sessions is convinced that Cruz wasn’t just an admirer of Pierson's, but that he was a major force behind it.

"I don’t think there’s any doubt that Sen. Cruz did get involved and had ideas about who he would prefer to work with, and that’s OK," Sessions said in a Sunday interview on Dallas’ KXAS-TV.

Despite the allegation, Sessions sounded a conciliatory note.

"What I would say to you is that Sen. Cruz and our Republican Party are going to have to find a way to work closer and better together, and now that the race is over, I look forward to doing the same," he said.

Sessions has served in the House since 1996, and is chair of the House Rules Committee – a position of power, as the committee decides how bills are debated on the House floor.

Pierson was a top volunteer for Ted Cruz’s successful 2012 campaign for the Senate, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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