Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cruz adviser: Rubio has hurt himself on immigration

An anonymous shot from the Cruz camp to the Rubio camp, as an unnamed adviser dishes to David Catanese in The Daily Beast (emphasis added).

But while the adviser insisted Cruz’s position isn’t being calibrated with an eye toward a 2016 White House run, he concedes that being a leader of the opposition to “amnesty” would be helpful in early primary states like South Carolina, where the senator is scheduled to address a state GOP dinner on Friday. National Review reports that Cruz is seriously considering a presidential bid.

The adviser also points out that other reform advocates include John McCain, as well as prominent liberal Democrats such as Chuck Schumer: “I think Marco’s kind of hurt himself here, with the Republican base.”