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Vote for the candidate of your choice. This week you can see both the Senator from Texas and his opponent from El Paso locally.
Senator Ted Cruz will be at the Katy Trail Ice House Outpost in Plano on Thursday afternoon.
Beto O’Rourke has been invited to UT-Dallas on Saturday afternoon.
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Senator Ted Cruz said Democrats are so angry that they would crawl over broken glass to vote in the general election and Republicans better prepare to get out their vote.
Plano voters from age 6 to 80 turned out on Saturday afternoon when the Texas Senator stopped by Plano. The highlight of the gathering was a hard-hitting question by a 12-year-old Plano resident who wanted to know what could be done to keep the growing national debt from impacting his and future generations.
Cruz said Republicans have to fight four battles to win in November.
* Tax reform so Americans can keep more of their own money
* Reform regulations to get the burden off people who create jobs
* Health insurance reform to eliminate the fine on those who can’t afford the high premiums
* Judicial reform to confirm more judges and support local law enforcement
Cruz also spoke on how more needs to be done to help families pay for college.
And, Cruz shared a high-five with the 12-year-old who asked him about the debt.
The audience included a big turnout of under 40 voters and many first generation immigrants.
“We need to be a nation that celebrates legal immigration,” Ted Cruz, who said he is pushing for more skills-based system of immigration.
“When you come here, you come here to be an American,” Cruz said, saying America is a melting pot and groups should not be pitted against each other.
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Afterward, the Senator spent time individually greeting an energized group of Plano residents and elected officials.
On his time at Harvard Law: “My father refers to that as when I did missionary work.”
On gun control: “We must protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans” and said the Cruz-Grassley bill would have kept a recent shooter from buying a gun.
Early voting starts Feb. 20. Election Day in the Texas Primaries will be March 6.
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Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach said: “I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of my friend, Senator and conservative champion Ted Cruz.”
In his statement, Senator Ted Cruz said: “My friend Jeff Leach is a proven conservative fighter in whom Texans can trust. That’s why it’s so important he is reelected to the Texas House of Representatives. I hope Texans in House District 67 will join me in supporting Jeff’s campaign throughout early voting and on Election Day so he can continue his work to promote the common sense principles that have made Texas and America great.”
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How did Collin County vote in March 1, 2016 Texas Primary?
Ted Cruz 39.6 percent (Ted Cruz received 46,094 votes in Collin County)
Donald Trump 25.58 percent (29,772 votes)
Marco Rubio 23.27 (27,082)
Hillary Clinton 59.18 percent (23,591 total votes for Clinton)
Bernie Sanders 40.34 (16,082 votes for Sanders)
Note: 63 of 63 voting centers reporting
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Finally Texas voters received a chance to meet some of the candidates running for president without all the tricks and set-ups with a moderator trusted by a large invested segment of the population in Collin County as a full-house turned out in Plano to hear from Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, with Prestonwood Pastor Jack Graham serving as moderator.
Host and moderator Jack Graham said: “We made it clear everyone was invited to come [to Prestonwood].”
Missing? The Democrat candidates and many of the Republicans.
Let’s focus in on the ones who took the stage with Pastor Graham at the North Texas Presidential Forum in Plano at Prestonwood Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon.
The Texas vote will be March 1, 2016.
Sen. Ted Cruz, a frequent quest of Republican groups in Collin County, said, “We all came out here this afternoon because we recognize that our country is in crisis. … I believe 2016 will be an election like 1980. It took [Jimmy] Carter to give us [Ronald] Reagan, so I can’t wait to see where we’re headed next.”
Cruz sized up the 2016 election: “2016 is going to be a religious liberty election.”
Cruz said, “I can’t think of a better question than ‘who has stood up to Washington?’ to help decide this race.”
Cruz wants full repeal of the Affordable Care Act that has raised premiums on some.
“Obamacare is a disaster,” Cruz said. “It is a train wreck. And we should repeal every word of it. Washington does not want to repeal Obamacare. The only way to do it is to make this election a referendum on repealing Obamacare.”
Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, had strong support in McKinney and Plano during the last presidential election during the primary season.
Santorum said America has declined because of government programs that have destroyed American families. Santorum said the government provides incentives for a father not to live in the home. He said this assistance encourages the father not to marry the mother of his children so that the mother can receive payments from the government.
Santorum’s big statement of the day came at the North Texas Forum when he said, “ISIS knows who I am. Iran knows who I am. When I’m sworn in in January, they will know exactly what they have to deal with.”
Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, said defending religious liberty will become a bigger issue across the country.
“If you can put a county clerk in jail, who is next?” Huckabee asked. “You know who is next? [he asked moderator Graham.] “You are. And every other pastor.”
Dr. Ben Carson made his views on abortion and life for babies clear.
“Life begins at conception,” Carson said. “There is no way anybody’s ever going to convince me that is a mass of cells and isn’t a human being.”
Carly Fiorina let everyone know she is running a different race than Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. “I will never ask for your vote or your support because I am a woman. … although I am proud to be one.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said, “We need to require leadership [but] not by preying on people’s angst.” Bush also said the president elected in 2016 will have to fight for religious freedom with heart and soul.”
After the forum, Prestonwood stated: “Thank you to all who attended, watched or listened to today’s North Texas Presidential Forum. And a special thank you to the six candidates, Faith and Freedom Coalition, our staff, our volunteers and Pastor Graham. What an incredible day!”
– Brian Bearden
We will update this with more information as candidates move ahead this week.
Crowd estimate inside church – 6,000 to 7,000 with many turned away because event reach capacity.
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By Brian Bearden
“It is easy for us to be frustrated by what has happened in Washington,” Cruz said. “In 2010, conservatives and the tea party helped win elections across the country, and it seems like nothing happened. We are frustrated by how slow change can be. I’m here to tell you that 2012 will be the second half of what we started, what you started, in 2010.”
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