CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The father of a possible 2016 Republican Presidential contender has some predictions for 2014.

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Pastor Rafael Cruz was a guest on Friday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

“We’re going to see a Republican sweep, a conservative sweep in the November election all across the board,” said Pastor Rafael Cruz on Friday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

“I think we’re going to re-take the Senate, re-take the Senate by a substantial majority and we’re going to start to see more constitutional conservatives both at the federal level and at the state level.”

Cruz, who leads a church in Dallas, was in West Virginia ahead of Saturday night’s Lincoln Day Dinner — a fundraiser for the Republican Executive Committee.  The dinner was scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba and initially fought for Fidel Castro’s revolution.  “We all followed him.  We thought he was going to be our liberator,” said Cruz who, later in his life, spoke out against Castro’s regime after arriving in the United States.

His son, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and, since then, has become a key leader in the Tea Party movement.

Already, speculation is swirling about his political future.  “That’s in God’s hands,” said Rafael Cruz, one of his son’s key advisers, when asked about his prospects.  “Right now, he’s got his hands full in the Senate and he’s trying to fight all these battles that keep coming up.”

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  • wvboy

    I'm a conservative, but this guy is pure paranoid crackpot. I wouldn't walk across the street to hear this guy.

  • Carla

    Did god tell him to come here? Is he going to make sure to tell the people how bad it is to provide health coverage for newborn babies? Is he going to champion taking health insurance from pregnant women, children with autism and benefits from black lung victims? QUACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • American

      Keep putting all your faith in the government, they have never let a single person down. He fled an oppressive top-down authoritative government to come to the land of the free. Now because the current leaders have championed a massive expansion of entitlements, our country is racking up debts that limit that freedom. (The borrower is slave to the lender - but that is just common sense)

  • Butch

    OK well welcome to West Virginia. We are glad you are just visiting.

    (Now that is called manners, ladies and gentleman.)

    • Roger

      "We are glad you are just visiting"

      Pretty sure that is called being a as$.

      • Tom

        Two as$es heard from so far.
        By the way, Roger, that's 'an as$'. Now three as$es have been heard from.

        • Tony

          Lol @ Tom.