On eve of New Hampshire visit, Cruz declines another political invite
August 20th, 2013
02:53 PM ET
8 months ago

On eve of New Hampshire visit, Cruz declines another political invite

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz will visit New Hampshire later this week to help the Republican Party raise money, but the Texas senator has declined an invitation to appear at an event this fall for a prominent Granite State social conservative organization.

Cornerstone Action had asked Cruz in May to speak at the organization's annual fundraising dinner, and praised him for his positions on social issues and education. But Cruz's office informed Cornerstone Tuesday morning the senator would not be able to make it because of a scheduling conflict.

"We are very disappointed that the senator has decided not to attend," said Ashley Pratte, executive director of Cornerstone Action. "We are in the process of confirming a speaker and we are in touch with other influential conservative leaders."

Cruz, who is in Texas on Tuesday evening to headline an event designed to ratchet up pressure on Congress to defund Obamacare, has consistently been in the headlines for his willingness to take on the White House and even members of his own party - as well as blatantly flirt with the prospect of running for president. Cruz has already attended political events in the early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina.

Cornerstone describes its mission as "preserving New Hampshire's traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information, and advocacy." In recent years, the Cornerstone dinner has served as a venue for GOP presidential candidates such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz aka Take Back The House

    Rafael should have a sit down with The Donald.

    August 20, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    boy would it be fun to see this loon as the GOP candidate......he'd lose by even more than Old Man McCain or Flip Flopney

    August 20, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. Larry in Houston

    """"We are very disappointed that the senator has decided not to attend""

    WHY ?? see below . . .

    """Cruz, who is in Texas on Tuesday evening to headline an event designed to ratchet up pressure on Congress to defund Obamacare, has consistently been in the headlines for his willingness to take on the White House and even members of his own party"""

    Answer: He's putting all his eggs in 1 basket, and gambling on the affordable Health care plan......he's hoping if he wins the health care issue, he may be a "lifer" like the rest of them.

    August 20, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. Tommyk

    And they have all been LOSERS in NH! Keep up the good work Cornerstone . . . all you are doing is showing the voters of NH just where you and your ilk are coming from and believe in. And that's not what NH is all about!

    August 20, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. slalom5

    Can't figure out if CNN LIKES Cruz and wants to promote him by giving him media attention or was the "scheduling conflict" supposed to be a scandalous event?
    OH NO!!!!...if the guy runs for POTUS, "scheduling conflicts" just might lead to his demise!!! WATCH OUT HILLARY!!! Don't make the same mistakes!!! (((wrings hands))))

    August 20, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    Don't run and hide McCarthy Cruz......

    Blame Canada!!!

    ROFLMAO!

    August 20, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    Oh and I forgot.....

    Run that long form original birth certificate. That one looks like a fake you had made at Kinko's.

    Karma is a MoFo!!

    August 20, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. just saying

    hey, that's what happens when you are a popular guy... everybody wants to book you to speak at their event!

    so who's running in 2016 for the democrats? the ex-scretary of state that didn't accomplish a thing in four years except get 4 of her employees killed because she wasn't paying attention? or is the the senile old vp of gaffing?

    August 20, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Rand Paul / Ted Cruz 2016

    Aqua Buddha Buddies

    August 20, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. Name Uche Agonsi

    What will make any opposition political party in any country of the world think of formally campaigning to shut down the activity of a goverment. Is it not treason....... Besides Cruz should know what goes around comes around .

    August 20, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  11. Peppey

    He could only be an improvement over our last three Presidents

    August 20, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  12. Jim Hahn

    This is just the opening scene for the new movie "Mr. Cruz digs a hole", where in our hero starts digging without thinking about consequences and soon finds himself buried in his own dirt, politically incapacitated and wondering what happened.

    August 20, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I heard that Rafael Cruz is related to the Hart Family and that he formerly used to wrestle backup for Bret Hart. Can't you see the resemblance? Those Alberta guys all look alike. I bet Rafael even speaks french. He's infiltrated the U.S. Senate. He may want to defund Obamacare so that we can have universal socialist healthcare like they do in Canada. Doesn't feel good when the shoe is on the other foot huh?

    August 20, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    slalom5 wrote:

    Can't figure out if CNN LIKES Cruz and wants to promote him by giving him media attention or was the "scheduling conflict" supposed to be a scandalous event?
    ----------------------–
    Want to know why you can't figure it out? Because you're projecting your own motives onto a third party, when the truth it on a completely different plane of existence. In other words, the path your on and the path the the third party is on just simply do not intersect.

    August 20, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  15. Anthony in California

    "just saying

    so who's running in 2016 for the democrats? the ex-scretary of state that didn't accomplish a thing in four years except get 4 of her employees killed because she wasn't paying attention?"

    4? thats it? now be fair and balanced and tell us how many "employees" died on the Republican's watch from 2000-2008?

    I'll wait...

    August 20, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. California Gary

    Shame he can't attend........previous attendees were the two Ricks and Herman.......Ted would fit right in with that crowd.

    August 20, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. anotherGDlefty

    What would really be nice is if these guys who apparently do nothing but fundraise would shut up about others doing the same...
    What would really be nice is if the House of Representatives would ACTUALLY represent the average American..
    Oh well maybe after America tires of the tealiban antics we can back to having a GOVERNING body.

    August 20, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. common sense 2014

    The republician party is dying a slow dead of no existence and itz rrally funny to watch...from Next, Ron, Rick, Donald, Sarah, Rush, Mitt to this years fools like Rand to Ted..makes for a never ending comic book! Losers and all crazy for power

    August 20, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |