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USATODAY — DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE SUNDAY,OCTOBER18,2015 E3 3B PRESIDENTANDPUBLISHER JohnZidich EDITORINCHIEF DavidCallaway CHIEFREVENUEOFFICER KevinGentzel 7950JonesBranchDr.,McLean,Va.22108, 703-854-3400 PublishedbyGannett ThelocaleditionofUSATODAYispublisheddaily inpartnershipwithGannettNewspapers Advertising: AlladvertisingpublishedinUSA TODAYissubjecttothecurrentratecard;copies availablefromtheadvertisingdepartment.USA TODAYmayinitssolediscretionedit,classify,reject orcancelatanytimeanyadvertisingsubmitted. National,Regional: 703-854-3400 Reprintpermission,copiesofarticles,glossy reprints: www.GannettReprints.comorcall212-221-9595 USATODAYisamemberofTheAssociatedPress andsubscribestoothernewsservices.USATODAY, itslogoandassociatedgraphicsareregistered trademarks.Allrightsreserved. USATODAYiscommitted toaccuracy.Toreachus, contactStandardsEditor BrentJonesat800-872- 7073ore-mailaccu- racy@usatoday.com. Pleaseindicatewhether you’rerespondingto contentonlineorinthe newspaper. Corrections&Clarifications TheDemocraticpresidential fi eldgatheredfora fi rstdebate inLasVegas,asthecandidates andthepoliticalworldcontinued towaitforVicePresidentBiden’s decisionaboutthe2016race. Morenewsfromtheworldof politics: CLINTON’SONE-WORDSCORE Byallaccounts,HillaryClinton hadagoodnightinTuesday’s debate.Howgood?Atonepoint shemanagedtoscorepoints withtheaudiencewithaone- wordanswer. FormerRhodeIslandgovernor LincolnChafeewasaskedifhe wouldstandbyhiscriticismof HillaryClinton’suseofaprivate emailaccountduringhertenure assecretaryofState.Chafee saidhestoodbyremarkshe’s madeonthecampaigntrail, saying“credibilityisanissue. ” Clintonwasthenaskedifshe wantedtorespond. “No, ” shesaid.Thecrowd roared. SANDERSPULLSIN CASHFROMEMAILLINE Inanotherparticularlymemora- bledebatemomentrelatingto Clinton’semailuse,VermontSen. BernieSanderswasgiventhe chancetoweighin.Acknowl- edgingit“maynotbegreat politics ” tolethisrivaloffthe hook,SanderssaidtoClinton, “TheAmericanpeoplearesick andtiredofhearingaboutyour damnemails. ” Theline,notsurprisingly,re- ceivedagreatreceptioninthe debatehall.AlthoughSanders mayhavegivenupapotential lineofattackagainstClintonas theraceheatsup,themoment wasn’twithoutitspoliticalbene- fi tsforhim.Hiscampaignreport- edthathereceivedmorethan $1.3millioninthe fi rstfourhours afterthedebatebegan.During thedebate,Sanders’campaign manager,JeffWeaver,emailed supportersaclipoftheemailline andaskedforasmalldonation. BUSHROLLSOUT HEALTHCAREPLAN FormerFloridagovernor JebBushpitchedhisplanto replaceObamacare,emphasiz- ingagreaterroleforstatesin expandinghealthcareaccess. Hisplanstressedtheneedfor innovationandtheexpansionof healthsavingsaccounts.Demo- cratscounteredthattheBush planwouldincreasethepower ofinsurancecompanies. TRUMPSAYSHESHOULDGET SECRETSERVICEPROTECTION He’sstillleadinginthepolls — he’llremindyou,lestyouforget — soDonaldTrumpsaysheshould haveaSecretServicedetail. “Iwanttoputthemonnotice becausetheyshouldhavea liability, ” TrumptoldTheHillon Tuesday.“Personally,Ithinkif Obamaweredoingaswellas me,hewould’vehadSecret Service(earlier).Ihavebyfarthe biggestcrowds. ” Healsojoked theagencywas“innorushbe- causeI’maRepublican. ” TheSecretServicetoldUSA TODAYonWednesdayithadnot receivedarequestforaprotec- tivedetailfromtheTrumpcam- paign.Onceitdoes,theagency said,itwouldmakeadecision afterconsultingwithacongres- sionaladvisorycommittee. Contributing:DavidJackson,Fredreka Schouten,PaulSinger,DonovanSlack ONPOLITICS JOERAEDLE,GETTYIMAGES BernieSandersandHillary Clintonconnectoncomment. SEANRAYFORD,GETTYIMAGES CooperAllen @coopallen USATODAY WASHINGTON PaulRyan’ssup- portforanearnedpathwaytocit- izenshipformanyofthenation’s 11millionundocumentedimmi- grantscouldbeastumblingblock ifhedecidestorunforHouse speaker,politicalanalystssay. TheRepublicancongressman fromWisconsinhastakenamod- eratestanceonimmigration comparedwiththeanti-immigra- tionhard-linerswhodominate theHouseGOPcaucus.Criticsal- readyareurg- inghimto rejectabidfor speakerto spareRepubli- cansaninter- nal fi ghtover thedivisive issue. Ryanreport- edlyisconsid- eringarunfor speakerafter pressurefromhisGOPcol- leagues,whoseehimassomeone whocanunitethefractious caucus. “It’skindofanimmigration momentoftruthfortheGOP, ” saidFrankSharry,executivedi- rectorofAmerica’sVoice,which supportsapathwaytocitizenship forundocumentedimmigrants. “Itcomesdowntothehard-liners vs.therestoftheparty.Who wins? ” Conservativewebsitessuchas BreitbartNewsandanti-immi- grationgroupsareespecially criticalofRyan’sdecisiontoap- pearwithRep.LuisGutierrez,D- Ill.,attheCityClubofChicagoin late2013tocallforcomprehen- siveimmigrationreform. Theplantheystumpedforin- cludedapathwaytocitizenship forundocumentedimmigrants, increasedbordersecurityand fast-tracklegalstatusforyoung immigrantswhowerebroughtto thecountryillegallybytheirpar- entsandattendedU.S.collegesor servedintheU.S.military.The Senatepassedasweepingimmi- grationoverhaulin2013thatin- cludedthoseprinciples. “MostoftheseRepublican membersarenotreallyawareof howoutspokenRyanhasbeenon immigrationinrecentyears,es- peciallyhisparticipationinthe Gutierreztour, ” saidRoyBeck, presidentofNumbersUSA, whichwantstodecreaseimmi- grationtotheU.S.“Inthepast fewdays,they’vebeenmade awareofit. ” Theissueissuretobeaprob- lemforRyan,butit’sa“manage- ableproblem, ” saidJackPitney,a politicalscienceprofessorat ClaremontMcKennaCollegein California. “Idon’tthinkit’sadealbreak- er,butitissomethinghehasto dealwith, ” hesaid.“Hewillget questionsfrommembers. ” Immigration couldhurt Ryaninrun forspeaker USATODAY PaulRyan Ifheentersrace, moderatestance couldbeaproblem ErinKelly USATODAY INBRIEF GERMANMAYORALHOPEFUL WOUNDEDINKNIFEATTACK Amayoralcandidateforthe cityofColognewaswoundedina knifeattackSaturday,German mediareportssaid. HenrietteRekerwasattacked whilecampaigninginthecity,lo- catedinwesternGermany,ac- cordingtotheDPApressagency andotheroutlets.Shewassaidto beseriouslywounded. Theattacker,notidenti fi ed, hasbeenarrestedalongwith threeotherpeople. —KimHjelmgaard SEAWORLDTOCHALLENGE ORCABREEDINGBAN SeaWorldannouncedThurs- daythatitwillchallengeastate rulingthatbannedthecompany frombreedingcaptivekiller whalesatitsSanDiegopark,the AssociatedPressreported. Theannouncementcomesa weekaftertheCaliforniaCoastal Commissionendorseda $100millionexpansionofthe tanksSeaWorldusestoholdor- casinSanDiego.Thatrulingalso outlinedaseriesofrestrictions onSeaWorld,includingabanon breedingandprohibitionsonthe sale,tradeortransferofthe whales,theAPreported. LAMARODOMABLETO COMMUNICATEWITHFAMILY LamarOdom’sabilitytocom- municatewithhiswife,Khloe Kardashian,andmembersofhis familyhadimprovedbySaturday morning,apersonwithknowl- edgeofthesituationtoldUSA TODAYSports. Odom’sprogressiontothe pointwherehecouldinteract regularlywithotherswasafur- therstepforward,theperson said,fromtheeventsofFriday. HeremainsatSunriseHospi- tal,neartheLasVegasStrip, wherehewastakenafterbeing foundunresponsiveataNevada brothelonTuesday. —MartinRogers ATTILAKISBENEDEK,AFP/GETTYIMAGES MigrantsenterZakany,Hungary,beforeHungariansoldiers closedtheHungary-Croatiaborderto“illegal ” visitorson Friday.Barbedwirefencesweresetuptosealthefrontier. LASTTOARRIVE — FORNOW HOUSTON Sen.TedCruzhas morethanTeaPartyactivistsand big-dollardonorsboostinghis presidentialcampaign. Hehasdad. RafaelCruz,a76-year-oldCu- banimmigrantandoutspoken pastor,hasbeenrelentlessly stumpingforsonTed, fi llingaudi- toriumsfromSanAntonioto IowaCitywithenthusiastic crowdsandbecomingoneofthe topsurrogatesfortheCruzcam- paign.Thefather’sstoryof fl eeing acommunistcountryforthe richesofAmericaisstrikinga chordwithsocialconservatives whomakeupthebaseofGOP primaryvoters. TheelderCruzalsohasdrawn hisshareofcontroversyandcriti- cism,suchaswhenhetoldagath- eringofTexasTeaPartiersin 2012thathewouldliketosend PresidentObama“backtoKe- nya ” orcomparedtheU.S.presi- denttoCubandictatorFidel Castro.Thefalloutcouldhurthis son’scampaigninthelongrun. TheCruzcampaigndidnotre- turnarequestforcomment. Fornow,RafaelCruz’srhetoric isbeingeagerlyconsumedby GOPaudiences. “Everycandidatewishesthey hadadadlikeRafaeldoingwhat Rafael’sdoing, ” saidBobVander Plaats,presidentoftheFamily Leadergroupandapoliticalpow- erbrokerinIowa.“Italways speakswellwhenyourfamilyis supportiveofyou. ” Candidateshaveenlistedtheir fathersinthepast,andtwocur- rentGOPcandidates—JebBush andRandPaul—havewell- knowndads(formerpresident GeorgeH.W.Bushandformer congressmanandpresidential candidateRonPaul). Butunlikethosecandidates, whohavedistancedthemselves fromtheirfamilynamesinthis election,TedCruzisaligning himselfwithhisdad’staleofhow hishomecountrylostfreedoms underacommunistregime,said MarkJones,apoliticalscientist atRiceUniversityinHouston. Thatmessage,mixedwithRa- faelCruz’sreligiousfervor,makes himanidealsurrogateamongTea Partyactivistsandtraditionalso- cialconservatives,hesaid. “Hehasagreatabilityinthese relativelysmallsettingstocon- nectwiththeaudienceinaway thatmanyspousesandotherrel- ativesdonot, ” Jonessaid. In2013and2014,Vander PlaatsinvitedRafaelCruzto speakathisgroup’sannuallead- ershipsummit.Bothtimes,Cruz wasthetop-ratedspeakerinat- tendance,hesaid.Thissummer, hespokeatagatheringofIowa pastorsandwowedthem,aswell, VanderPlaatssaid. “Rafaeljustknockeditoutthe park, ” hesaid.“Hehassucha compellingAmericanstoryto tell,combinedwithhispassion. ” RafaelCruzwasimprisoned andbeatenasateenbythere- gimeofformerCubanpresident FulgencioBatistaand fl edtothe UnitedStates,windingupinAus- tin,accordingto TedCruz:A TimeforTruth ,thesenator’s autobiography.Heinitially backedCastro’srebelarmybut laterbecamedisillusionedwhen thenewCubanleaderturnedto communism,thebooksays. HelearnedEnglish,attended collegeandbecameamathemati- cian.Buthealsohitarough patch,“livedafastlife ” andaban- donedhiswifeandyoungsonin Canada,TedCruzwritesinthe book.Hehadaturningpoint whenheattendedaBiblestudyat afriend’shouseinHoustonin 1975,and“surrenderedhislifeto Jesus, ” thebooksaid. Heretrievedhiswifeandson andbegananew,piouslifein Houston,accordingtothebook. PresentatthatpivotalBible studywasBobAbrahams,adea- conatClayRoadBaptistChurch, whichtheCruzesattended.Abra- hams,now90,saidRafaelCruz wasalwaysaroundthechurch. RobertStovall,chairmanofthe RepublicanPartyofBexarCoun- ty,Texas,recruitedRafaelCruzto speaklastyearatabarbecuein SanAntonio. “He’sreinforcingthemessage thatSen.Cruzisgettingout there:Thebattleshe’spickingare worthstandingupfor, ” hesaid. Still,theseniorCruzalsotee- tersontheedgeofcontroversy. InMarch,BuzzFeedranthefea- ture“The68MostControversial ThingsTedCruz’sDadEver Said, ” includingassertionsthat deathpanelsarepartofObama- careandthatU.S.publicschools are“brainwashing ” students“no di erentthanwhathashappened intheMarxistcountries. ” Thattypeofrhetoricplayswell withhard-lineGOPprimaryvot- ersbutcouldalienatepotential voters,Jonessaid. “Inageneralelection,Rafael goesfromacertainassettoapo- tentialliability, ” hesaid. SEANRAYFORD,GETTYIMAGES Republicanpresidential hopefulSen.TedCruz. R-Texas,hasfoundanideal surrogateinhisoutspoken father,Rafael. Cruz’sdadwalks fi nelineincampaign ELECTION 2016 Controversialpastor’sstoryandstyle arecapturingattention,goodandbad RickJervis USATODAY “Hehasagreat abilityinthese relativelysmall settingsto connectwiththe audienceinaway thatmany spousesandother relativesdonot. ” MarkJones ,politicalscientist JAES.LEE,THETENNESSEAN RafaelCruz,thefatherofU.S. Sen.TedCruz,hasbecomea fi xtureonthecampaigntrail.

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