Fresh off a mixed Super Tuesday with wins in Oklahoma, Alaska and Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz told Kansas City residents on Wednesday that he was the Republican Party’s best hope for conservatism.
Speaking to a crowd of more than 2,000 at Johnson County Community College, Cruz called on voters to back him in the Kansas caucuses on Saturday or risk seeing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump take the party into liberal and unpredictable territory.
Cruz also called for a thinning of the candidate field, hinting that Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich should pull out of the race. That, he argued, posed the best chance for somebody to overtake Trump.
Cruz’s campaign is managed by Kansas City-based political consultant Jeff Roe, known for sharp-elbowed tactics that have brought him both respect and disparagement.
Read more: Kansas City Star