Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.
March 18th, 2014
03:30 PM ET
4 months ago

Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz will headline a second fundraiser in New Hampshire when he visits the final week of April, as the Texas Republican continues to flirt with a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Cruz will be the featured guest at a $500-a-plate fundraiser for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, a conservative organization that, among other things, is working to try and defeat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in November.

“We are excited to welcome Senator Cruz to the Granite State and to hear from one of the leading voices in the U.S. Senate on how his efforts on Capitol Hill have advanced conservative values of limited government for all Americans,” said Mike Biundo, general consultant for the organization.

The Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire event will take place April 27 at a private home on the Seacoast, the night after Cruz is scheduled to keynote the Carroll County Republican Committee fundraising dinner in Bartlett. Ticket prices for the Carroll County fundraiser range from $60-$100.

Cruz will also visit New Hampshire in mid-April to participate in the Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Freedom Summit.” The two organizations announced that in addition to Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Mike Lee, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and several others would speak at the April 12 event in Manchester. Paul and Huckabee are expected to consider running for the Republican nomination.

Fourth trip to Iowa for Cruz

Cruz spoke Tuesday to the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and later will attend a GOP fundraiser.


Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. wise guy

    If he wins he can put his hand on a green eggs and ham book instead of the bible during inauguration. That's about how serious the world would take us at that point.

    March 18, 2014 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Ted Cruz just keeps spreading that republican love message. They love government shutdowns, obstruction, tax cuts for the wealthy, tax breaks for big corporations, they love attacking women's rights, seniors and the poor, but their real love is seeing the 45 thousand who die each year without access to healthcare. I forgot, they also love war.

    March 18, 2014 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. wise guy

    That's a nice nazi salute, souless man.

    March 18, 2014 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. gary

    When you get there, blaze a path a few miles east, then 1500 miles south. I'm sure you'll find some cousins there to vote for you.

    March 18, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. wise guy

    The fact that he thinks he has a chance, shows you just how clueless he really is.

    March 18, 2014 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. Bill

    Ted the "one-term wonder" senator. I really believe he is delusional. Romney looks like Abraham Lincoln compared to this nutcase. Of course, the base loves his bluster and bombast, but that will not help him in a national election.

    March 18, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. me too

    I think 'limited government for all' is politi-speak for 'No Soup for You!' if republicans should be in charge of anything.

    March 18, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. wise guy

    The fact that this guy is a serious contender for president, is just scary. What happened to our once great country?

    March 18, 2014 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. bcrunner

    Imagine!! We can have a president who will be reading to us every night Green Eggs and Ham! Who needs policy accomplishments!!

    March 18, 2014 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Wake up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    And yet still no birth certificate.........

    Run it dude. The long form please.

    March 18, 2014 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    It's possible that NH and IA voters will realize that by only coming to their states that he's pandering to them. But, seeing how the track record of if happening measures at goose eggs, don't count on it happening.

    March 18, 2014 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the majority repub/tea bag members

    My understanding from everything I've read is that because Ted Cruz was born in Canada of just one parent with U.S. citizenship (his dad became a U.S. citizen in 2005), he is NOT eligible to be POTUS.

    Heck, has Teddy Cruz even filed the naturalization papers yet?

    March 18, 2014 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    Heil teaklan Canadian back at ya'
    Why in the world is this rat faced idiot even being considered for president? What part of he was BORN IN CANADA am I not getting?

    March 18, 2014 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    People supporting Cruz prove just how dim the gop/tea bag base is (hint: Cruz is not eligible to be Prez, but that doesn't seem to stop folks from sending him money).

    Need any other reason to vote for a Democrat on November 4, 2014?

    March 18, 2014 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    He's got one big stopper, the American people.

    March 18, 2014 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. bill

    @wise guy. Do you get paid by the post,or do you have ADD?

    March 18, 2014 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    @Tampa Tim: "Ted Cruz just keeps spreading that republican love message. They love government shutdowns, obstruction, tax cuts for the wealthy, tax breaks for big corporations, they love attacking women's rights, seniors and the poor, but their real love is seeing the 45 thousand who die each year without access to healthcare. I forgot, they also love war."

    It's all part of the gop/tea bag end game (played at the behest of the Koch brothers and their ilk): Make people desperate and fearful; take away educational opportunities and increase unemployment and reduce/continue to stagnate existing wages. You end up with a populace willing to compromise the environment and give the green light to exploit our nation's resources, regardless of the consequences to the earth or her inhabitants.

    This is all an energy grab (and with that, money and power); nothing more, nothing less.

    March 18, 2014 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. Tom

    The Democratic party thanks you Sen. Cruz. Keep up the good work!

    March 18, 2014 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

    - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nov. 8, 1954

    Perhaps Teddy needs a history lesson ...

    March 18, 2014 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  20. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ LEE ISSA RUBIO GOP conservatives the GARBAGE AND SEWAGE of AMERICA what have they accomplished in the lat five years??? They lost at least 50BILLIN DOLLARS and got nothing for it just this year.

    CRUZ, keep WASTING OTHER people's money especially the old ladies you flecce out of their life savings with your obamacare LIES!!!! GOP MORON!!!!!

    March 18, 2014 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Dallas

    Somebody get a butterfly net – this man is past delusional! There are too many sane people in this country who will never let this man anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, not even on the tour! Do the job you were elected to do Ted or resign. You've embarrassed our state enough.

    March 18, 2014 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Tampa Tim

    Should we be worried? The paid republican bloggers must have the day off, or got outsourced.

    March 18, 2014 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. Randy, San Francisco

    Good news for Democrats! Sen Ted Cruz's run for the presidency will bring chaos, ruin and discord to the Republican Party.

    March 18, 2014 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. The Real Tom Paine

    The sad thing is that they actually think the country agrees with them. I would have thought an approval rating hovering in the low teens would send a message, but apparantly the tinfoil hats don't receive all that well.

    March 18, 2014 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. MaryM

    So the Cuban Canadian thinks he will win the White House. What a complete joke you republicans have become

    March 18, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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