Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a featured speaker at the 2013 Values Voter Summit. / Andrew Burton, Getty Images
The Houston Chronicle says it did not "un-endorse" Ted Cruz.
Earlier Wednesday, we wrote about how Sen. Cruz's hometown newspaper in Texas expressed "regret" and voiced it's "disappointment about endorsing the Republican for U.S. Senate." The Chronicle has written a clarification about its editorial, so we're updating our post to reflect that.
The editorial in Wednesday's editions titled, "Why we miss Kay Bailey Hutchison," took Cruz to task for contributing to the "chaotic, hyper-partisan atmosphere" in Washington.
"We did not pull our endorsement of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz," the Chronicle posted Wednesday afternoon on its opinion blog. "Our references to Cruz served to provide context to the Hutchison tribute by emphasizing her ability to reach across the aisle when necessary."
Hutchison decided not to run for re-election last year after 20 years in the Senate, and the Republican was known for her staunch advocacy for all things Texas.
"When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator," the Houston Chronicle editorial says. "Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution."
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