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Thousands Gather for Ted Cruz Rally in Overland Park

Caden Quinn holds a poster he made with his grandmother, Elizabeth Foster. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Republican Senator Ted Cruz brought his presidential campaign to Kansas during an appearance in Overland Park Wednesday. Elizabeth Foster was one of around 2,000 people who came out for the event. She calls seeing Cruz “better than the Super Bowl” and says she likes his Christian values.


“I feel like he will fulfill everything that he is standing on now as a candidate. I think he’ll follow through and is someone that my family can be proud of,” says Foster.
 
Cruz hammered Republican front runner Donald Trump during the speech. Cruz also focused on issues including the military and immigration.
“We are going to end sanctuary cities by cutting off taxpayer dollars and we are going to end welfare benefits for people here illegally. When we do that, we are going to see millions more jobs for American citizens. We’re going to see wages coming up,” says Cruz.
 
Kansans will cast their votes in the presidential caucus on Saturday. Republican Senator Marco Rubio has campaign stops scheduled for Friday in Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City. Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders will be campaigning in Lawrence Thursday.
 
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Republican Senator Ted Cruz told a crowd in Overland Park that he is the best option to defeat fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump and eventually win the presidency. During the campaign stop Wednesday Cruz hammered Trump on issues like immigration and the selection of the next justice for the Supreme Court. Cruz claims Trump would compromise with Democrats on a Supreme Court nominee.


“I give you my solemn word that every justice I put on the Supreme Court will be a principled constitutionalist faithful to the law who will vigorously protect the Bill of Rights,” says Cruz.
 
Elizabeth Foster was one of around 2,000 people who came out for the event. She says she loves Cruz and will be supporting him in the caucus.
“I feel like he’s someone who’ll do what he said he would do. I feel that he stands for my principals, which are Christian values, primarily,” says Foster.
 
Kansans will cast their votes in the presidential caucus on Saturday. Republican Senator Marco Rubio has campaign stops scheduled for Friday in Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City. Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders will be campaigning in Lawrence Thursday.
 
 

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