The following is an excerpt from Arlette Saenz | February 2, 2016 | abcnews.go.com |
Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on Donald Trump's "New York values" helped secure him a victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday, the Texas Republican told ABC News Monday evening.
"As I travel the country here in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, everyone knows what New York values are," Cruz told ABC News White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl minutes after delivering his victory speech. "It's the values of the elite liberals that have done enormous damage to New York and they're a bunch of cops and firemen and hardworking men and women in the great state of New York who are fed up with the out-of-touch values of Manhattan.
"This is a center-right country. The values of this country are reasonable, common sense. Their Judeo-Christian values are the reason our campaign is resonating and resonating among Reagan Democrats in particular is because getting back to the principles that built America and those principles bring us together."
Cruz maintained he would not "insult" the real estate mogul-turned-presidential candidate, but instead was willing to point out how they differ on policy matters.
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