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Cruz headlines Raleigh luncheon

Posted April 13, 2015

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— Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will speak in Raleigh Monday. He is a guest of the conservative John Locke Foundation, which lists him on the invitation as "one of the most dynamic limited-government conservatives on the scene today."

Cruz, who was the first major party candidate to announce his intention to run for president in 2016, will address guest who paid $100 per ticket at noon at the North Raleigh Hilton.

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  • Terry Watts Apr 14, 2015
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    Did you miss the last Obama term???

  • Arthur Raleigh Apr 14, 2015
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    Canadaien Cuban

  • Eric Starrett Apr 14, 2015
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    This country is in such trouble. Why would anyone vote "the elite" back in office? NO MORE BUSH OR CLINTON! They've been in charge 24 of the past 26 years!

  • Eric Starrett Apr 14, 2015
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    It's funny that you all want to praise and standby Obamas record. Meanwhile, Hillary is busy trying to distance herself from Obama. You can makeup/spin things to make him look good, but truth is, most of this country does not like the guy. If I we're you, I'd be focusing on how you can look different.

  • Patrick Demby Apr 13, 2015
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    "At some point spending has to be controlled."*gasp*

    You right wing lunatic fringe 9th century madman!!1!!!1!!

    Someone let the DU short bus off in the comment section today. Good lord.

  • Chris Holder Apr 13, 2015
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    Deficits in current dollars have been decreasing since Obama took office, years and years of economic and job growth, more people with health insurance, fewer people dying of pollution, and somehow Cruz is your savior.

  • SusanandAaron Tambot-Blankenship Apr 13, 2015
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    Umm no. The reduction in debt has to do with receipts collected, period. GOP wants to reduce taxes even more and strangle the government because they hate America. Try more trickle down economics and economy sputters = no receipts (taxes collected). Economy humming alone and taxes collected are more abundant.

    Thanks Obama! you pulled us out of a recessions worse than the 20's and lowered unemployment strengthening the economy and closing the budget gap far better than Reagan or any other GOP idea would have done and you did it ALONE because the GOP has done everything they could do destroy you.

    Kudos Obama!

  • Anthony Snark Apr 13, 2015
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    Onward, Don Quixote!

  • Louis St.Lewis Apr 13, 2015
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    How could anyone vote for a candidate in such a cheap off-the-rack non tailored poorly constructed jacket? ( and a large windowpane design at that!). When you are on a national stage, it doesn't behoove one to show up dressed and shod like a nabob from the sticks. ( not to mention the man is a throwback mentally to the 9th century).

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 13, 2015
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    WHAT a joke he is......wasting time and money with this. He is so far rightwing he doesn't have a chance, thankfully. Besides, he wasn't born in the US so how can he run? Bet he was one of the loudest to bash Obama's birthplace when last I checked Hawaii IS part of the US, Canada isn't

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