Texas Senator Ted Cruz To Party With Orange County Republicans in June

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Cruz-ing to California in June for party
Orange County Republican Party boss Scott Baugh is apparently taking diversity in politics seriously after all.

Baugh--often under fire from liberal critics for running a political party of cranky, rich, caucasian businessmen--has lured a Cuban/Irish American to be the keynote speaker at the group's popular, annual Flag Day Salute in June: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

Cruz is a 42-year-old freshman senator from Texas and the nation's current conservative golden boy largely because of his angry opposition to President Barack Obama's post-Sandy-Hook-Elementary massacre proposals for new gun control legislation.

Local conservatives activists will surely appreciate a visit by Cruz, a Princeton and Harvard graduate who has compiled an unswerving traditional values record as a Southern Baptist with a long list of personal accomplishments.

The Canada native and self styled limited government advocate with fiery oratory skills on display in a recent hostile dialogue with California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will give his June 14 keynote address at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

The Irvine Company, the county's most powerful real estate development firm owned by Newport Beach billionaire Don Bren, and the Family Action PAC are the top sponsors of the event.

Tickets to the local Republican Party's biggest annual fundraising soiree range in price from $150 (general seating) to $10,000 (Platinum Sponsor).

Money raised will undoubtedly be used with the goal of toppling the party's biggest 2012 embarrassment: the historic election of Democrat Sharon Quirk Silva in a Fullerton area state Assembly seat that had been in GOP control for eons.

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Although it doesn't appear that local Democrats have finalized details, they too plan to hold their own Flag Day event on June 15 at a Teamster's union hall in Orange.

To purchase tickets to the GOP's Flag Day Salute or obtain more information, contact Scott Loenhorst at ScottLoenhorst@gmail.com.

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DanChmielewski
DanChmielewski

Senator Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother, shouldn't have to worry about Orly Taitz or producing his long form birth certificate.  He is an American citizen by virtue of his mother's American citizenship.  He has  set a record for most "pants of fire" lies on PolitiFact since his election to the Senate. 

Cruz asked for federal disaster aid for Texas after the fertilizer plant explosion after voting against aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.  Wonder if he'll join his Oklahoma colleagues in voting for disaster relief for Oklahoma City?  Asking for aid for a private company in Texas after denying aid to homeowners and cities/towns impacted by Sandy shows consistency isn't his strong suit.

Garrett Gnu
Garrett Gnu

I don't remember the OC weekly endorsing Gary Johnson or Ron Paul?

Justin Marshall
Justin Marshall

I'm spelling in La Habra. Where are you demonizing at?

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Justin: Where are your spelling at?

Justin Marshall
Justin Marshall

you think throwing in the word libertarian makes you safe? where are the non-bias writers at!

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

No, we're brainless anarcho-libertarians, but gracias for asking!

Brennan King
Brennan King

He's coming looking for money, no doubt.

David Green
David Green

opinions are like assholes....everybody has one...and they stink

909Jeff
909Jeff

That has been brought up already... The thing that fails to be mentioned was that the reason why Cruz and many other republican senators voted against it was because of the pork that was piled on to it because some senators and congressman thought it would sail through.... So what's more shameful voting against a necessary bill because of the billions of wasteful, non disaster relief related spending... Or shamelessly attaching said pork to the bill? Back to you.

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