2016: Cruz to South Carolina
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will travel to South Carolina on November 5 to speak at a Renewal Project event with pastors in what is arguably the most important Republican presidential primary state.
This will be Cruz's first trip to the Palmetto State since the government shutdown. Earlier in the year, Cruz was the keynote speaker at the South Carolina GOP's annual Silver Elephant Dinner, which honored former South Carolina Senator and current Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint this year.
According to the Dallas Morning News, other speakers at the Columbia, S.C. event will include Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), "Houston preacher Laurence White, former congressman Bob McEwen and Don Wildmon, whose Mississippi-based American Family Association was instrumental in financing [Rick] Perry’s pre-announcement prayer rally in Houston and appears to be providing funding for South Carolina and similar events in other states."