Despite friction with some, Cruz has allies in Congress
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Sen. Ted Cruz's foes like to say he doesn't have any friends in Washington. That's not true.
Despite a distinct lack of support from Senate colleagues, the Republican presidential candidate has a small but loyal group of supporters in the House who are flying out to rallies, meeting with voters and trying to convince the electorate that he's not such a bad guy.
Republican Rep. Mark Meadows says he's traveled to Cruz events "to really tell the personal side of Ted Cruz that not many people know." Meadows' North Carolina district shares a media market and a border with South Carolina, which will hold its closely contested GOP primary on Saturday.
Meadows is one of around 20 House Republicans who are stumping for Cruz around the country.