Ted Cruz To Iowa, South Carolina

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will visit Iowa and South Carolina this week, for a series of receptions and town halls as he seeks to connect with Republican primary voters in these critical early primary states.

Breitbart News spoke to Rick Tyler, Cruz’s National Spokesman, about the trip. Tyler said there’s no specific name for the tour, but that it is “part of our post-announcement roll out.” According to Tyler, Cruz will be expounding on the themes from his announcement speech last month at Liberty University: taking about the “promise of America,” and asking the audience to “imagine” a better future for the country.

Cruz will be in Iowa on Wednesday and Thursday, and in South Carolina Friday and Saturday. His public schedule, as provided by the campaign, is below.

Wednesday, April 1

2:30pm CT – Sioux City, IA
Morningside College Town Hall
Morningside College
UPS Auditorium
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

7:15pm CT – Durango, IA
Republican Party of Dubuque County Reception
Park Farm Winery
15159 Thielen Rd
Durango, IA 52039

Thursday, April 2

11:30 am CT – Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar Falls Town Hall
Pipac Center
1521 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

2:30 pm CT – Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Rapids Town Hall
Long Branch Hotel
90 Twixt Town Road, NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

7:15 pm CT – Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Town Hall
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport
Room: Iowa B
6111 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321

Friday, April 3

11:00 am ET – Rock Hill, SC
Rock Hill Town Hall
Holiday Inn
503 Galleria Boulevard
Rock Hill, SC 29730

4:15 pm ET – Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg County GOP Town Hall
The Beacon Drive-In Restaurant
255 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, SC 29306

7:00 pm ET – Greenville, SC
Republican Women Dessert Reception
The Poinsett Club
807 E Washington St
Greenville, SC 29601

Saturday, April 4

11:30 am ET – Columbia, SC
Lunch Stop
Palmetto Pig BBQ
530 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29201

3:30 pm ET – Aiken, SC
Aiken Republican Club Meeting
Newberry Hall
117 Newberry Street
Aiken, SC 29801

As Breitbart News reported, Cruz became the first official Republican presidential candidate on March 23. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is scheduled to enter the race on April 7, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will apparently follow on April 13.

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