Cruz campaign stopping in Columbus today

Presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be stopping in Columbus today to meet voters. Barb Hackman, chairwoman of the Bartholomew County Republican Party said she was contacted over the weekend by the Cruz campaign.

She said the campaign had several ideas for Columbus locations, but really wanted to come to Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor. Hackman said she reached out to the restaurant’s owner, Tony Moravec, who was happy to oblige the candidate.

Hackman said Cruz will stop by Zaharakos on Washington Street at 2 p.m. this afternoon for the meet-and-greet event. She does not believe he will be having lunch in Columbus.

Cruz was originally scheduled to make a Columbus stop on Thursday, but the campaign staff moved up their timetable late Sunday evening.

Hackman said that there is not enough room or time for a full-blown rally, but people can attend the event or support the Republican presidential candidate by having their Cruz signs out in the area.