(National Review) Hillary Clinton's courtiers would hate to admit it, but Senator Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, is set to provide a vivid refutation of Democratic claims that Republicans pine for 1950s domesticity. "I am unabashedly proud of everything about Heidi," Cruz replied when Bloomberg Politics asked if her career at Goldman Sachs could undermine his critique of crony capitalism at the investment bank.
Not just proud of, but reliant upon. Beyond the personal support that all candidates require from their families, Mrs. Cruz brings political talents to the table that could prove helpful in the 2016 election season. Her Goldman Sachs ties make her a "not-so-secret weapon" in terms of fundraising, per Representative Kevin Brady (R., Texas). The personal charm that enhances those fundraising abilities also makes her an effective surrogate on the campaign trail, as Cruz's rivals learned during his longshot Senate bid in 2012. And she's a foreign-policy expert, having served on the National Security Council during George W. Bush's presidency. Far from fretting that she could be a liability to his presidential candidacy, the senator and his team are "very confident that she is one of our campaign's greatest assets," according to spokesman Brian Phillips.