Ted Cruz Hires Conservative Hill Staffer House GOP Leadership Pushed Out

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has hired Paul Teller, the former executive director of the House’s Republican Study Coalition (RSC), his office announced in a press release Monday.

Teller will serve as Cruz’s deputy chief of staff effective Jan. 16, 2014. “Paul’s many years of experience working in Congress and his tireless work to advance conservative principles make him a tremendous addition to our team,” Cruz said in a statement announcing Teller’s hiring. “I look forward to working with him to keep making Texans’ voices heard in Washington and to promote a positive policy agenda that will restore economic growth, rein in government overreach, and protect Americans’ personal liberties.”

Teller added that he is excited to begin working for Cruz. “It is an honor and privilege to work for Sen. Cruz,” Teller said in the statement. “His leadership is truly motivating, and I can’t wait to get started on our collaboration for liberty.”

Teller was fired by RSC chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in December. The RSC is functionally a conservative group of House Republicans who aim to take the GOP conference in a more conservative direction. In recent years, many more establishment-minded Republicans have made their way into the RSC – and Scalise, its chairman this Congress, is a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner, as Breitbart News’s Tony Lee reported when Teller was fired.



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