GOP Presidential Candidates Swing Through Brooklyn, Bronx Today

GOP Presidential Candidates Swing Through Brooklyn, Bronx Today


By TWC News

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich will be making several stops in the city today.

Ted Cruz plans is expected to tour a matzah bakery in Brighton Beach this afternoon.

The Texas Senator was in the Bronx yesterday.

He had lunch with State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Hispanic clergy members at a restaurant in Soundview.

When asked about his comments regarding New York values, Cruz took aim at the state’s political leaders.

“They are the values of liberal Democratic politicians like Andrew Cuomo, like Anthony Weiner, like Elliot Spitzer. Like Charlie Rangel. All of whom Donald Trump has supported, given tens of thousands of dollars throughout the years,” Cruz said.

Several protesters tried to disrupt the event and blasted Cruz over his stance on immigration.

They were later ejected from the restaurant.

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, meantime, is set to hold a meet-and-greet this afternoon at Mike’s Deli on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.

In the evening, he will hold a town hall meeting with veterans in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

The Kasich campaign has carried on despite calls from fellow candidates to drop out of the race.

It would be impossible for him to win the nomination by delegate count, so his only real chance is for a contested GOP convention in July.