Whirlwind Whistle-Stop

Blog|4.7.18

This week we launched our 2018 campaign with 12 stops in 3 days. It was a whirlwind of a whistle-stop tour, but it was also a great way to kick-off the campaign to re-elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate.

At each stop along the way, Ted highlighted unique stories of Texans who illustrate the strength and resilience of our state. Each one “Tough as Texas.” From stories of generosity and compassion following Hurricane Harvey, to small business owners who overcame long odds or devastating setbacks, to those who work in the Ag industry, the tour featured everyday Texans with amazing stories.

Ted also featured stories of heroism and healing from Southerland Springs, where a deranged man entered a church and began shooting the congregants. David Colbath, one of the parishioners who was shot several times, and Stephen Willeford, the NRA rifle instructor who ran barefoot down the street to ultimately stop the shooter, were both at the Houston stop with members of their families.

The #ToughAsTexas tour included a stop in McAllen, where Ted received the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council, and stops in places like Corpus Christi, Midland, Amarillo, and Wichita Falls.

The final stop was in Fort Worth with a #BackTheBlue theme. The stories of bravery and sacrifice made by law enforcement officers were a powerful way to punctuate the theme that was consistent at each stop. As Ted often says, “there are 50 states, but only one Texas,” and the stops this week were another reminder of just how amazing the people of this state truly are.

The Democrats are proposing an agenda of weakness. They want to restrict our rights, raise our taxes, increase our dependence on government, and ignore the need for border security.

Working together, we will keep Texas red and send Ted Cruz back for a second term in the U.S. Senate.