SENATOR SEEKS TO BUILD ON MOMENTUM FROM ANNOUNCEMENT
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is back in the Palmetto State this weekend, ostensibly looking to shore up support in advance of next week’s big presidential announcement from U.S. Senator Rand Paul.
The Texas Senator and Tea Party favorite is make several stops in early voting South Carolina – including an iconic Upstate destination.
Cruz will visit The Beacon restaurant in Spartanburg, S.C. this afternoon (Friday, April 3) at 4:15 p.m. EDT – participating in a Spartanburg County GOP town hall meeting. From there, he will travel to Greenville, S.C. – where he will address a GOP women’s group at The Poinsett Club at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
On Saturday (April 4), Cruz will travel to Columbia, S.C. for an early (11:30 a.m. EDT) lunch at Palmetto Pig BBQ located in downtown Columbia, S.C. From there, he’ll travel to Aiken, S.C. for a 3:30 p.m. EDT meeting at Newberry Hall with local Republicans.
Cruz has been working hard to court fiscal and social conservatives – and Tea Partiers – since formally jumping into the presidential race two weeks ago.
Are his efforts paying off?
“He’s getting a lot of support from activists for his constitutional conservatism – and rightly so,” Upstate conservative activist Michelle Wiles told FITS. “I know he’s got my support for taking principled stands in defense of what makes our country great.”
Now if he can just avoid potential pitfalls …