Ted Cruz stops in Bettendorf on the campaign trail

By Gretta Patrick | gpatrick@whbf.com

Published 11/30 2015 07:57PM

Updated 11/30 2015 07:57PM

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was in the Quad Cities Monday.
The U.S. Senator from Texas visited the Tanglewood Hills Pavilion in Bettendorf.
His meet and greet was a packed house.
 "If conservatives continue to unite, I believe we will win here in Iowa, we'll win the nomination, and we're going to win the general here in November 2016," said Cruz. 
"His biggest selling point is the fact that he has been uh, pretty much a strong opponent of the Washington establishment," said Don Castella, Cruz Supporter. 
Cruz touched on hot topics like Planned Parenthood, religious freedom, and the economy.
 "The Obama/Clinton economy is a disaster, and their foreign policy is even worse, and people are ready to get back to the common sense principles that built America," said Cruz.
Cruz advocates for a flat tax and abolishing the IRS. And in response to questions about the Syrian refugee crisis, he said the only real solution is to destroy ISIS. 
 "The first job of a commander in chief is to protect the safety and security of America, and if the FBI cannot tell us whether these refugees are ISIS terrorists, then the Obama-Clinton plan to bring them to America makes no sense whatsoever," said Cruz. 
Cruz talked for more than an hour, and then fielded questions from the audience.
He is hoping to visit every county in Iowa before the caucuses in February.  


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