Texas Senator Ted Cruz is still in year one of his first-term in office, but that isn’t stopping buzz surrounding a potential White House bid in 2016, and his most recent speaking invitation will likely only stoke the speculation.
Cornerstone Action has invited Cruz to speak at its annual dinner, likely to be held in late October.
Though not confirmed as the speaker, the senator’s scheduler told Ashley Pratte, Cornerstone’s executive director, that he was “very interested.” A final answer should be made public within the next couple of weeks.
Should Cruz make a foray into the Granite State, he would join the ranks of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul as potential 2016 contenders who’ve paid a visit in 2013. Jindal, who also chairs the Republican Governor’s Association, headlined a recent fundraiser for the state Senate Republicans while Paul keynoted the NH GOP’s first-ever Liberty Dinner earlier this month.