Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Campaigns in Illinois Monday

Mar 14, 2016
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

US Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz rallied a full house in the Peoria Civic Center Theater Monday evening. He finished his speech and worked the crowd before he was back on the road.

Cruz says Donald Trump has spend too much time and money supporting Democrats including Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel to be taken as a serious republican presidential candidate.

Cruz attacks Trump over contributions to Democrats

Mar 14, 2016
Gage Skidmore / Flickr/Creative Commons

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is criticizing the G-O-P front-runner for contributing cash to Illinois Democrats.

Senator Cruz is spending the day touring Illinois - ahead of tomorrow’s primary.

And he spent a good portion of his speech in west suburban Glen Ellyn focusing on Donald Trump, calling him a Washington lobbyist...
Because he’s contributed money to Democratic campaigns, like Rod Blagojevich, the Cook County Democratic Party, and 50-thousand dollars to Rahm Emanuel.

Ted Cruz to Hold Rally in Peoria Monday

Mar 14, 2016
Gage Skidmore / Flickr/Creative Commons

Peoria is one of five stops for U.S. Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz this afternoon.

Cruz has also scheduled visits today to Springfield, Decatur, Glen Ellyn and Rockford, ahead of tomorrow’s primary election.

He's scheduled to speak at the Peoria Civic Center at 4pm, with doors opening at 3pm. The rally is free and open to the public.

Inside a restaurant dining room that was packed to the gills, Heidi Cruz gave a promise to Republicans in the Metro East and around the country: Her husband, GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz, could unite a party that appears to be at war with itself.

And she added that the at-times contentious Texas senator can bridge divides without giving up his core beliefs.

Associated Press

A week from Tues., Illinois voters will have their chance to help determine who is the next President of the United States. And those candidates are planning last minute campaign stops here.

Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have each been in Illinois recently, to beseech voters for their support.

Trump is returning to Illinois Friday. During his last visit to the state, he stopped in Springfield. 

Illinois delegates chime in after Super Tuesday results

Mar 2, 2016
Associated Press

Illinois Republicans who oppose Donald Trump are stepping up their campaigning ahead of the March 15th primary.

Audrey Tancos is a delegate for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  She’s from Chicago’s south suburbs.

Tancos thinks Illinois will still play a big role in determining the outcome of the race.

“You know, people are gettin’ too hyper about Donald winning so much, we still have a long way to go," Tancos said. "And I think we should wait and see what happens.”

The Illinois State Board of Elections decided Monday in favor of three presidential candidates, but the decision could be appealed in court. 

Board members dismissed an objection to the candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democrat.

Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t taking the same view of some colleagues who are threatening a government shutdown on a spending plan that includes the Affordable Care Act. The Taylorville Republican says while he still wants to de-fund the health care measure, he says conservative senators like Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas should turn their attention elsewhere: