Cruz, Walker Embrace As WI Crowd Goes Quiet for Palin

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 6:56 PM

WI Gov. Scott Walker, appearing with Cruz on stage for the first time since announcing his endorsement on Tuesday, embraced the TX senator at the GOP'south Milwaukee County Fish Fry.

Cruz, Walker Embrace As WI Crowd Goes Quiet for Palin

MILWAUKEE — A roomful of WI Republican Party faithful gave Ted Cruz a standing applause on Friday night before offering Donald Trump surrogate Sarah Palin a chilly welcome.

WI Gov. Scott Walker, appearing with Cruz on stage for the first time since announcing his endorsement on Tuesday, embraced the TX senator at the GOP'south Milwaukee County Fish Fry. Cruz presently holds a double-digit lead over Trump in WI ahead of the state'south primary on Tuesday.

"My reasons are all about who I'm for, not about who I'm against," said Walker to his residence state crowd, taking a veiled shot at Republican front-runner Trump. "I think that'south necessary in Wisconsin — we love to be for something, not against something."

Upon taking the microphone, Cruz then took several swipes at Trump, suggesting it'south "actually not objective to train wrecks" to compare the nomination of Trump to one. Trump is leading nationwide but plunged in the polls during the latest week.

"That is the very genuine manifestation of the unity we necessity across this country," Cruz told the crowd, giving a subtle nudge to OH Gov and rival John Kasich, who spoke earlier in the evening and remains in the GOP race despite mathematically having number path to the nomination exterior of an open conference stunner.

Trump said on Twitter Friday night that he'd be in WI until the state'south primary and vowed to "bring jobs back home."

"Wisconsin has suffered a grand loss of jobs and trade, but if I win, all of the horrible things happening in the U. S. will be rapidly reversed!" he then tweeted Saturday morning.

Later remarks by Palin defined the night with the crowd sitting quiet at one point for sixteen straight minutes without an applause.

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Palin began by praising former Green Bay Packers Jerry Kramer and calling for a "unity pledge" to "do whatever it takes" to obtain Kramer into the NFL Corridor of Fame.

She then panned from a perceived hit on Cruz over "gift baskets of teddy bears and soccer balls" for undocumented children entering the country to praising Ronald Reagan for saving the "Harley Davidson" by implementing a tariff on foreign motorcycles.

Palin also quipped that establishment Republicans should start a #NeverReagan movement because their views, according to her, running counter to Reagan's.

The response from the locals in attendance wasn't favorable to the former AK governor.

"If this is the energy level of the person that you send to represent you, that doesn't bode well for people to vote for him on Tuesday," said Carol Boettcher, a Republican from Cedarburg.

For her part, Palin said she "felt a lot of seriousness" in the crowd, "which is really excellent in a presidential race at this stage." And when whether the crowd responded well to her, she added: "Well, I think so — I didn't get booed."

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