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Ted Cruz coming to Alabama to deliver keynote address at local GOP dinner

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming event hosted by the Tuscaloosa Republican Party, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

“I am very excited to announce that Ted Cruz will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Tuesday, August 25,” Merrill told Yellowhammer.

The Tuscaloosa GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner has become one of Alabama’s most widely-attended political events in recent years, attracting nationally-known speakers including top George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. With Cruz’s presidential campaign in full swing, he will undoubtedly draw another capacity crowd to the dinner.

Before being elected to the Senate in 2012, Cruz was Solicitor General of Texas, the State’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under then-Attorney General, now Governor Greg Abbott, Cruz was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.

In private practice in Houston, Cruz spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice. He has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Since becoming the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas, Cruz has established himself as a conservative firebrand, taking on members of both parties in high-profile fights in the Senate.

He announced in late March that he would seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016.

“What is the promise of America?” Cruz asked rhetorically during his announcement speech at Liberty University. “The revolutionary idea that this country was founded upon, which is that our rights don’t come from man. They come from God Almighty.”

Sponsorships and tickets are available for the Tuscaloosa Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner featuring Sen. Cruz by contacting Jim Zeanah at [email protected] or by calling 205.345.8753.

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