NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Ted Cruz didn’t make any stops in Indiana on Saturday, but his campaign stayed busy across the state.
Four events were held all around Central Indiana.
Cruz’s wife, Heidi, and vice presidential candidate Carly Fiorina came together. They started the morning off in Noblesville at Jim Dandy Family Restaurant. Right after that event, they headed to Mozzi’s Pizza in Greenfield. They took a break from the restaurants and headed to Serendipity at the Shops of Perry Crossing in Plainfield. The campaign made its final stop at Shallos Antique Restaurant on the city’s south side near Greenwood.
The Cruz campaign welcomed some new guests: US Senator Mike Lee and Congressman Louie Gohmert. But, perhaps stealing the show, were his biggest supporters, daughters 5-year old Catherine and 8-year old Caroline. The girls joined their mom as she made her way around the state.
Cruz described her husband as a devoted family guy.
“He loves to read to the girls late at night. He loves to play bingo with them. He often puts them to bed and rubs their feet for hours at night. They love their dad. They know that they are the most important thing to him. And they know why he’s doing this is for the next generation.”
It was a strategy that families responded to. The Bergs brought their six kids to the Plainfield rally.
“Thought it was a good civics lesson for them all being part of the process,” said Peter Berg.
His son Matthew added, “It was really interesting, and I thought it was inspiring to all of us as a family.”
“What Carly Fiorina said was very inspirational. She’s definitely a strong leader,” said Berg’s daughter, Bethany.
Cruz hugged her husband’s running mate, Carly Fiorina, as she took the stage in Plainfield. Fiorina spoke at three of the day’s events.
“This is a good man, and a good friend, and a good husband, and a good father, and he will be a great commander in chief,” she said.
Fiorina called Cruz a constitutional conservative. Fiorina called out former Speaker of the House John Boehner for criticizing Cruz earlier in the week. She accused Boehner of being a golf and texting buddy of Donald Trump, and she didn’t mince words when it came to Trump.
Fiorina accused him of giving money to the Clintons multiple times as well as the Democratic Congressional Committee.
“So what does that tell you about Donald Trump? Donald Trump is not going to fight this system. Donald Trump is this system,” Fiorina said.
The whole group, plus Ted Cruz, will be back at it again. They have an event scheduled for Sunday at Faith Church in Lafayette at 2:30 p.m.