ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Draws Large Crowds in New Hampshire Swing

Visits Strafford County, Grafton County, Manchester

WASHINGTON, DC – Over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz made several stops in New Hampshire where he discussed various issues important to Americans across the country, including economic growth, fundamental tax reform, and renewing America’s leadership on the world stage. Below is a summary of news coverage from his visit to the Granite State.

He visited the Strafford County Republican Committee’s “Chili and Chat,” keynoted the Grafton County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, and spoke at the New England Council “Politics and Eggs” Breakfast in Manchester.

In an interview with WRKO New Hampshire, one of the event attendees shared her support for Sen. Cruz’s policies and said her young daughter “looked at him as a hero.” The full interview is available at http://media.wrko.com/a/103351266/ted-cruz-did-not-scare-a-little-girl-at-event-3-16-15.htm.

According to the New Hampshire Union-Leader, at the Strafford County GOP Chili and Chat:

Cruz was also interrupted once by a man who urged him to run for President. He won applause when he called for a flat tax and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and he said the Affordable Care Act and Common Core curriculum standards should be repealed. America needs to get back to free market principles to foster job growth from the private sector, not Washington, Cruz said. He said Washington is a place of “despair and despondency.” …

In addition: “Cruz held an impromptu meet-up with state legislators in attendance and, before leaving Turbocam, autographed Marga Coulp’s pink cowboy boots. ‘He’s one of my favorites, Coulp, of Dover, said after meeting Cruz. ‘I just love his conservative values.’

CNN highlighted the large crowd Sen. Cruz drew to the event:

Organizers were overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up to the Barrington office of Turbocam, a manufacturing company that’s open about its Christian values, to hear Cruz speak. Twenty minutes before it was scheduled to start, organizers had to move the chairs, reporters and speakers to a bigger room to accommodate the 130 to 140 people who showed up.

His remarks were met with boisterous applause, and he was frequently urged to run for president by people who shook his hand before and after the event.

The Examiner noted:

They originally expected about 50-70 people but so many people showed up they had to move to a much larger room. There were around 200 people for what turned out to be a standing-room-only event… The key thing to note is there were not only Republicans in attendance. There were also many Independents. There were people of all ages including families with young children.

The majority of voters in New Hampshire live in the state because it is the “Live Free or Die” state and so far Cruz seems to amplify that motto.

The Boston Herald observed:

Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz held nothing back as he landed in the Granite State yesterday …

The outspoken conservative, the latest of several likely GOP contenders to visit the Granite State recently, hit on key Tea Party issues like eliminating campaign contribution limits and nixing federal education standards like Common Core, while slamming President Obama.