Ted Cruz is serious about wooing the Jews. Politico reports that the Texas senator and presidential hopeful is on the schedule at several swanky Passover getaways, where he will be addressing well-heeled crowds seeking a chametz-free escape during the week-long April holiday.
Cruz, along with several rabbis, is listed as a speaker at four different vacation spots, including Aspen, over Passover, the spring holiday that honors the freeing of enslaved Jews in Egypt. The Prime Hospitality Group is the company behind the offers, according to an email solicitation shared with POLITICO.
Cruz’s camp told Politico he was scheduled for just one Passover event, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach near Laguna Beach, CA.
But the Republican senator isn’t waiting until Passover to start courting Jewish support. Cruz, who has been increasingly vocal about his pro-Israel stance in recent months, met with Sheldon Adelson in November, likely hoping to shore up support from the casino magnate and Republican mega-donor. He also spoke at a lunch for the Zionist Organization of America this fall and addressed a small group of Jewish political donors including Michael Steinhardt.
Next year in Laguna Beach.
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