By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) is bringing his Presidential campaign to Alabama on Sunday, August 9 with campaign stops in both Pelham and Huntsville.
The Cruz for President Campaign has announced that the CruzCountry Bus Tour is kicking off on Friday, August 7th, in South Carolina. Cruz will crisscross the south, visiting seven states in seven days.
Sen. Cruz will be in Pelham on Sunday, August 9 at 2:00 pm at the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124. The event is open to the public though they are encouraging people to RSVP.
The Shelby County Republican Party announced on Facebook, “Please join us for the opportunity to hear one of our Great Americans running for President. The Shelby County Republican Party is proud to host this event.”
On Monday, August 3 after the failed effort to defund Planned Parenthood Senator Cruz released a statement, “Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood. Although the effort to reach cloture on a standalone bill failed tonight, this should not deter us in the fight to eliminate taxpayers’ funds being used to bankroll the abortion industry and what appears to be the ongoing criminal organization of Planned Parenthood. I encourage my colleagues to continue to fight to defund this organization that places more value on the sale price of babies’ body parts than it does on the sanctity of human life. We should not rest until we have done everything in our power to protect the life of unborn children. Ensuring no additional federal dollars go to the abortion industry or Planned Parenthood is a good place to start. This is why it is critical that we stand together to insist that not another dollar of our hard-earned money goes to a group profiting from the buying and selling of the body parts of babies.”
Sixteen different Republicans are running for their party’s presidential nomination. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will also join U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R from Huntsville) as well as supporters and conservative activists for an ice cream social at the Jackson Center, 600 Genome Way in Huntsville. Other campaign stops in Alabama are planned.
The Cruz campaign wrote: “Attention Alabama Supporters – Ted is coming your way!
Sen. Cruz will be back in Alabama on Aug. 25, when he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
“I’m so looking forward to my visits in Alabama this August,” he said.
Republican Presidential candidates at this point include: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New Jersey businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Doctor Ben Carson, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former New York Governor George Pataki, California businesswoman Carly Fiorina, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and there will likely be more by October.