Ahead of this first visit to New Hampshire of the 2016 presidential election cycle next weekend, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the latest likely Republican candidate to be confirmed as a speaker for the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First-in-the-Nation” Republican leadership summit on April 17 and 18.
Conservative firebrand Cruz becomes the eleventh likely candidate scheduled to speak at the summit, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua. In addition to the eight likely candidates listed on the summit website, the New Hampshire Journal reported on Saturday that South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is also scheduled.
Cruz will make his first visit to New Hampshire of the presidential campaign on Sunday, March 15, speaking at Turbocam in Barrington at a free “Chili and Chat” event with the Strafford County Republican Committee. He will then head north to be the featured speaker at the Grafton County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln. The following day, March 16, Cruz is scheduled to speak at a Politics and Eggs breakfast at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
At the April summit, Cruz is scheduled to speak at about 3:30 p.m. at the Saturday session, April 17.
“I always love visiting New Hampshire and am looking forward to being in Nashua at the Republican Leadership Summit,” Cruz said.
NHGOP chairman Jennifer Horn said, “We are pleased that Ted Cruz has agreed to address our summit and share his vision for the future of our country. I look forward to welcoming him to New Hampshire.”