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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Fresh off Walker's endorsement, Cruz heaps praise on guv

BROOKFIELD -- Ted Cruz, fresh off Scott Walker’s endorsement, called the guv a strong, principled conservative whose recall election victory inspired him and millions across the country.

Cruz continued that he would bring the courage and principle that is "demonstrated every day by Scott Walker, by the men and women of Wisconsin" to Washington, D.C., to take on the special interests that he said were "bankrupting our kids and grandkids."

"And when Scott stood up to the union bosses, when Scott saw death threats and attacks and protests and anger, millions of men and women across the state of Wisconsin stood with Governor Scott Walker," Cruz said.

"It showed that when we the people stand up together, we can beat the special interests that are bankrupting our kids and grandkids."

Before he took the stage, Cruz's campaign played a live feed of Walker's interview with conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes in which the guv announced his endorsement of the Texas senator. Walker said it was an "easy" decision to support Cruz, eliciting wild cheers from Cruz supporters gathered at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.

As he has in other stops, Cruz stressed the importance of Wisconsin in the GOP presidential primary. Following the April 5 election, the race moves to northeastern states that are expected to be an uphill climb for the senator.

"The entire country is focused on the state of Wisconsin. This state has a national platform, a national megaphone, and right now in the state of Wisconsin it’s neck and neck," telling the crowd that he is effectively tied with Trump in the state.

Cruz’s speech focused on the rally’s stated theme of "Jobs, Freedom, and Security," in which he continued to strike a populist tone on issues such as stagnant wages and student loan debt while reaffirming his commitment to impose a flat tax, abolish the IRS and reign in the EPA. 

On the foreign policy front, Cruz renewed attacks on Donald Trump for his statement that he would be a neutral arbiter between the Israelis and Palestinians. He again challenged Trump to a two hour, one-on-one debate instead of tonight’s scheduled CNN presidential town hall in Milwaukee. 

Referring to Trump’s ongoing feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Cruz commented that "if you find Anderson Cooper to be as scary as Megan Kelly, then I’ve got a simple suggestion: how about we sit and take questions from the audience, do a town hall for the men and women of Wisconsin."

-- By Patrick Fitzgerald




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