Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz tells his home state GOP convention in Texas that he'll continue fighting for conservative principles, in his first public appearance since ending his campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: In a stirring speech to the Texas state Republican convention, former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to keep fighting for conservative values in the U.S. Senate. He told representatives at his home state convention in Dallas that new federal guidelines requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice are "politically correct lunacy." The Texas Senator was a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, but dropped out of the Republican race a week ago after a crushing loss in Indiana and a brutal campaign in which Republican rival Donald Trump constantly derided the senator as "Lyin' Ted." Cruz may be hoping to put his conservative imprint on the party's July 18-21 national convention in Cleveland. He reportedly has said he would not release delegates who are bound to vote for him on the first ballot.