Guy Benson at Townhall reports that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus is standing with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz is speaking on Obamacare ahead of its full implementation on October 1 and the nation’s reaching the debt ceiling on the same date.

Recognizing that the speech is likely to fail, for procedural reasons and also due to the fact that the Democrats are united in preserving the president’s signature, unpopular and job-killing law, Priebus nonetheless is launching a petition to support Cruz.

SUBJECT: I stand with Ted


In a fight between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz, I will stand with Ted Cruz any day.

Today, Senator Cruz has taken the fight to defund ObamaCare to the Senate floor. I hope you will join me in standing with him in solidarity.

As Republicans, we must remain true to our principles and fight to protect the American people from this reckless law.

55% of Americans disapprove of the manner in which ObamaCare is being implemented, yet Harry Reid and Senate Democrats continue to defend it, even at the expense of keeping the government running.

Harry Reid may think ObamaCare “has been wonderful for America.” But the facts are on our side – ObamaCare is costing Americans higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less access to care.

Join me and stand with Ted today. Sign our pledge and tell Harry Reid to defund ObamaCare immediately!

- Reince Priebus