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Weyermuller: I’m voting for Ted Cruz

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By Mark Weyermuller - 

This Tuesday, March 15, 2016 is the Illinois state primary. I'm planning on pulling a republican ballot and voting for Ted Cruz for president of the United States. I also plan to vote for all the Ted Cruz delegates.

This has been a wild primary season starting with 17 candidates on the republican side along with four on the democrat side. I started out as a Governor Scott Walker supporter because he spoke of cutting the size , scope, and cost of government. Unfortunately, he dropped out early but perhaps we will see him back in four years..We are now down to four republicans and two democrats.  I have met or seen most of the candidates  For the record, I plan to vote for the Republican nominee in November, even if it's Donald Trump or Mitt Romney.

It's been a wild week here in Illinois. It included breakfast with Heidi Cruz (Mrs Ted Cruz), attending a John Kasich rally with 1800 people in Palatine,  and a  debate watch party with former Congressman Joe Walsh in Libertyville. On Wednesday I even got a chance to be on Fox  News as I was part of a live broadcast of "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren. It was a Chicago town hall with Kasich. Later that evening I stopped by the Cook County Republican Committeeman meeting.

Friday was my big day as I worked my day job early so I could head over to see Donald Trump at the UIC Pavilion. After arriving around 1:00pm, I talked to many people in line including folks who waited hours to get in. I lucked out running into a suburban committeeman who got me in a VIP doors,  30 minutes before the doors open at 3:00pm.   Everybody was on alert that a protest was planned inside the arena and outside on the street. You probably know by now, Trump cancelled his event here for security reasons.

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Fortunately for me, I left early and missed the protest. I had to head over to the Palmer House to see Ted Cruz who was doing an event. He was scheduled to speak at the governor's fundrasier around 6:00pm. Cruz was scheduled to speak later in the evening at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Rolling Meadows which I also planned to attend about 30 miles away.  I did get to say hi to Governor Bruce Rauner before heading to the suburbs.

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So after seeing the governor, and not seeing Trump, it was time to head to Rolling Meadows. It was a Lincoln Day dinner attended by close to 1500 people. No one was disappointed as Ted Cruz gave a wonderful speech interrupted by constant applause. Afterwards he stayed for autographs, handshakes and photos.

If you want to see Ted Cruz, he is doing an Illinois fly around on Monday. I may see him in Glen Ellen at noon. . http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/03/cruz-announces-five-stop-fly-around-in-illinois-monday.html

So, I'm voting for Ted Cruz on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 along with all the Cruz delegates. Please join me in voting for TED CRUZ.

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