SEC Primary draws Ted Cruz back to the Yellowhammer State

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Surging recently in several Republican presidential polls, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will host two upcoming rallies in Alabama this week in Mobile and Trussville thanks to the ongoing draw of the state’s March 1 SEC Primary.

The campaign for the Texas Senator announced Monday that following Tuesday’s night’s Las Vegas debate, Cruz will host 12 rallies in 12 days before the Christmas holiday across seven states as part of the “Take Off with Ted” tour focusing heavily on those states belonging to SEC Primary.

Throughout the tour, Cruz will visit Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma — stopping by Mobile on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Daphne Civic Center and heading to Trussville Sunday, Dec. 20 for another rally at the Trussville Civic Center.

Doors will open at the Daphne Civic Center at 1:00 p.m. with the program kicking-off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Texas Republican will head to the Trussville Civic Center Sunday, where the doors open again at 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 2:00 p.m.

“Our ‘Take Off with Ted’ barnstorming of the March 1st states will fortify our national organization and position us to win on Super Tuesday,” said Rick Tyler, Cruz campaign spokesman, in a statement. “We’ve always believed that the GOP primary calendar gives Cruz an early advantage so we have spent significant time in those states and have built an army of conservative volunteers to get out the vote just like the ones we have unleashed in the first four early states.”

Cruz’s visit is yet another victory for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who moved up Alabama’s primary to March in hopes of giving the state a more pivotal role in deciding the respective party’s presidential nominees.

Since announcing his candidacy, Cruz has previously visited Birmingham, Huntsville, Pelham and Tuscaloosa and his wife, Heidi Cruz, has made stops in Hoover and Mobile.


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