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Wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz pays a campaign visit to Lander

February 15, 2016

Heidi CruzDuring her visit to Lander, Heidi Cruz spoke to about 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in Lander’s Johnston Commons, then spent time shaking hands and posing for photos.

GREENWOOD---Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, visited the Lander University campus today, five days before the South Carolina Republican primary.

Mrs. Cruz met with members of the university’s senior staff, then spent time speaking to and shaking hands with students, faculty and staff at a gathering in the Johnston Commons. She talked about the importance of the presidential election and her efforts to tell people who Ted Cruz is and what he stands for.

She was accompanied by Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and his wife, Melody. Duncan has endorsed Cruz for president.

University president Dr. Richard Cosentino told Mrs. Cruz, “We are thrilled to have you visit.”

Jeff Duncan; Melody Duncan; Heidi Cruz; Jessica Cosentino; Richard CosentinoHeidi Cruz, wife of GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, visited Lander University today, accompanied by Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and his wife, Melody. From left: Duncan; Mrs. Duncan; Mrs. Cruz; Jessica Cosentino, wife of Lander president Richard Cosentino, and President Cosentino.

She said she was gratified by the outpouring of students and others who welcomed her. Mrs. Cruz is on a leave of absence from her job as a Goldman Sachs executive to work in her husband’s campaign.