Cruz cancels Vegas campaign events due to Senate votes

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz canceled his campaign events scheduled in Las Vegas today.

The U.S. senator from Texas is going instead to Washington, D.C., because of new votes scheduled on the nation’s debt ceiling.

Cruz had a lineup of Las Vegas events that included his campaign office opening, a public town hall and a private, $200-per-person reception to raise campaign funds.

“We regret to inform the capacity crowds we expected to see today in southern Nevada that Senator Ted Cruz will have to postpone his events due to newly-scheduled votes in Washington, DC,” Robert Uithoven, the campaign’s Nevada state director, said in a statement.

“As many Nevadans know, leaders in Washington continue their reckless spending spree and continual debt ceiling increases without real, meaningful reforms. Ted Cruz has consistently fought against this kind of behavior and votes have been scheduled in the Senate on this particular issue. We promise that Ted Cruz will return to Nevada as soon as possible.”

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