Sen. Ted Cruz has turned an already right-leaning Texas Republican Party even further to the right, according to Mark Jones. "Cruz scared the daylights out of center and center-right conservatives to the extent that they do not feel comfortable enough to run on their true positions and feel compelled to cater to the most conservative elements of the Texas Republican primary electorate," said Jones.
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