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Senator Ted Cruz to Join VIP Reception in Englewood

On Thursday, December 3, Senator Ted Cruz will be hosted for a dessert reception at the home of Ben and Batya Klein in Englewood, NJ. Proceeds will benefit the Cruz presidential campaign.

This event comes as Senator Cruz is surging in the polls in early voting states and nationwide. A Quinnipiac poll published Tuesday shows Cruz at 23 percent in Iowa, in a virtual tie with Donald Trump. Ben Carson has dropped to 18 percent with Marco Rubio at 13 percent, and all other candidates at five percent or below. Since the Paris attacks, Ben Carson has seen huge erosion in his support, as voters question his foreign policy experience and readiness to be Commander in Chief. The majority of the voters leaving Carson are now supporting Senator Cruz.

The Cruz campaign has also surprised many observers with its fundraising prowess, second only to Jeb Bush, and boasting more cash on hand heading into the primaries than any other campaign. Senator Cruz’s senior advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff is Nick Muzin, a graduate of Yeshiva University.

Senator Cruz has established himself as the top defender of Israel in Washington. When the FAA banned flights into Israel in July 2014, Senator Cruz took to the Senate floor to question whether such a ban amounted to an economic boycott of Israel at a time it was fighting a war with Hamas. The Senator placed an immediate hold on all state department nominees until the FAA answered this and other questions, and the next day the flight ban was lifted.

When three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the summer of 2014, Senator Cruz gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor and demanded that Hamas return them to their families. When they were subsequently found murdered, Senator Cruz passed legislation calling for a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the murderer of Naftali Fraenkel, an American citizen.

In September 2015, Cruz sought an amendment to a government funding bill which would ban the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Senator Cruz has since placed a hold on political confirmations and authorization for the State Department until President Obama discloses the side agreements which are part of the Deal.

Senator Cruz voted against John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State, and has called twice for his resignation. The most recent occurrence was in October 2015, when Secretary Kerry blamed “settlement growth” for the recent Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis and, through his spokesman, suggested both Israel and the Palestinians are equally guilty of terrorism.

Many in the Jewish community remember the video of Senator Cruz that went viral in September 2014. Senator Cruz spoke at a dinner for a group called “In Defense of Christians.” When the Senator mentioned in his remarks that “Christians in the Middle East have no greater ally than the State of Israel,” there were boos and catcalls from pro-Hezbollah audience members. The Senator put aside his prepared remarks and told the crowd “Those who hate Israel, hate America. If you hate Jews, you are not fulfilling the teachings of Christ. If you will not stand with Israel and the Jewish people, then I will not stand with you.” He then walked off the stage. Clearly, Israel has no greater friend in this campaign than Senator Ted Cruz.

The requested donation is $1000 to attend. To join the host committee and participate in a VIP reception with the Senator prior to the start of the general reception, the cost is $5400 per person, or a commitment to raise $10,000.

The VIP reception will be held from 8:30-9:30pm and will be followed by the general reception from 9:30-10:30. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lila Ontiveros at [email protected] or 281-467-3759.

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