RAYMOND, N.H. (WWLP) – The snow really started coming down in New Hampshire late Monday morning, but that didn’t stop the candidates from getting out to discuss the issues before they hit the polls Tuesday. On Monday afternoon, 22News followed Texas Senator Ted Cruz to one of his meet and greet events.
Members of the media and Cruz supporters packed a small room inside a butcher shop and restaurant called Tuckaway Tavern Monday afternoon in Raymond, New Hampshire, which is about 30 minutes east of Manchester.
Cruz started the meet and great joking that “Feel the Bern”- a slogan used by supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders- is suited for a sunscreen commercial. He did get into more serious topics, however.
Cruz also wanted to make sure his stance on women in the draft was made clear after it was brought up in the debate on Saturday.
“To embrace the position that the federal government should be forcibly conscripting our daughters and putting them against their will in a combat situation where they could be in a foxhole, where they could be fighting a jihadist, a 220 pound psychopath trying to kill them- that makes no sense,” Cruz said.
The Texas senator also told his supporters that if elected president, he would repeal every word of the Affordable Care Act- commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” saying that it is “the biggest job killer in America.”
Also on Monday, 22News followed Senator Bernie Sanders as he addressed a crowd of supporters at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, and met up with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at a Manchester hotel.