CRUZ COURTS VOTERS: Tries to Snag Former Rand Paul Libertarian Vote

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By Michelle Moons

Ted Cruz was out on the snowy eve of the New Hampshire debate courting voters on issues of immigration and regulating the pharmaceutical industry while looking to win over libertarians left behind now that Rand Paul has left the race.

New Hampshire State Representative Eric Eastman — a former Rand Paul supporter — endorsed Cruz at the Lancaster Elementary School rally in Salem on Friday. The Dallas Morning News reported of the hundreds gathered that they came undecided, but Cruz appeared early on to find favor with the crowd.

When Cruz delved into the issues of immigration and amnesty, the New Hampshire audience began chanting, “Mar-co, Mar-co,” in what the Morning News referred to as mocking spirit toward Florida Marco Rubio .

According to the report, Cruz also addressed the state’s prolific drug abuse problem. Cruz called for increased oversight in the pharmaceutical industry that he lumped in with what he deemed the “Washington cartel.” He specifically called out the problem of overprescribing drugs. However, when questioned whether a moratorium on direct-to-consumer drug advertisements should be put in place, he refused the idea, citing free speech.

Read more: breitbart

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