Ted Cruz cancels Fayetteville Tech visit

Posted March 11, 2016
Updated March 14, 2016

— Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has canceled a North Carolina appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Last week, Dr. Larry Keen, president of Fayetteville Technical Community College, said his campus would host the candidate Monday afternoon in the Horace Sisk Gym.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for Cruz's campaign announced that Cruz would not be paying a visit to the school and his wife would appear in his place. The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Cruz will instead be appearing in Illinois on Monday.

The U.S. senator from Texas taped an interview Tuesday with Fox News in front of hundreds of cheering, sign-waving supporters at Calvary Baptist Church south of Raleigh and then headed to Kannapolis for a campaign rally at a church there.

A week before the March 15 primary, Cruz trailed Trump by 14 points in a WRAL News poll released Tuesday.

North Carolina awards its delegates proportionally according to the order of finish in the primary, so even a strong second-place finish could give Cruz dozens of the state's 72 GOP delegates, which could prevent Trump from winning an outright majority of delegates before the convention.


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  • Stacie Hagwood Mar 14, 2016
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    Cruz is a CINO: CHristian in Name Only. A man who is a millionaire and doesn't even give money to his OWN church. Just like Trump (and Hillary for that matter), it's all about HIM.

  • Mike Wilson Mar 13, 2016
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    He's not comin'. His wife is. Little matter, he'll never be president.

  • Dmitry Suemeov Mar 13, 2016
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    Ted's canceled visit doesn't effect me.......I won't be voting for him anyway!!!!!
    Trump 2016!!!!!

  • Clarence Hill Mar 12, 2016
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    I've already voted Ted Cruz for president (There are several good/qualified names on the ticket but most have already withdrawn their names from the race). So it's decision time, March 15. Like most folks--my list of qualifications for a presidential candidate is private and personal--but character, integrity, marriage and family values are "important to me" and at the top of my list. Like all of us, Senator Cruz has "clay feet" and is not perfect. But, I believe Ted Cruz is well qualified to HELP US turn our troubled America around and head her down the right road to redemption. May God Bless American, again.

  • Mike Wilson Mar 11, 2016
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    Ugh. I got class Monday, so I have to be careful to not let Cruz's slime get on me.