Ted Cruz Headed to Munich, Iowa, and New Hampshire

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appears to be ramping up his travel schedule leading up to a potential bid to win the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination.

First, along with several other senators and House members, Cruz will be in Munich, Germany, for an international security conference. Todd Gillman reports:

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is leading the congressional delegation, which includes 10 senators and five House members. Four of the senators and two of the congressmen are Democrats.

Cruz aides said the senator will engage in important discussions about security challenges facing the United States. Unsaid: this sort of thing also helps an aspiring presidential candidate to bone up, look serious and score points.

Come March 15, Cruz will be speaking at a Grafton County GOP event in New Hampshire. That follows a March 7 event in Iowa – “the first Iowa Agriculture Summit,” where he is expected, “along with former Gov. Rick Perry and a number of other likely candidates.”

Jeb Bush is also slated to be at that event.

Regarding the Munich event on security, Cruz said, “We are in a moment of global crisis. ISIS is burning people alive, the Iranians are pursuing a nuclear weapon, and Putin is redrawing the map of Europe in a way that hasn’t been seen since the end of World War II,” adding, “all while this administration seems more focused on de-stabilizing the government of one of our closest allies than confronting any of these challenges.”

Gillman continues:

[Cruz] called the conference “a unique opportunity to hear the perspective of various world leaders on these issues, and gain valuable insight on how the United States might help offset the disastrous policy decisions being made by our current administration.”