Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza was packed to its limit capacity last night. People were waiting outside the doors so that when people came out, more people could go in. As amazing as Jockamo’s pizza is, most people were not there to satisfy their hunger.
Senator Ted Cruz visited Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza last night on his campaign trail. He did not make a speech, but instead spoke individually to many people and shook hands.
“We’re gonna repeal every word of Obamacare,” Cruz said to a resounding cheer.
For voters, it was a good opportunity to get to know someone they may be voting for. Two teachers were told a story about one of Cruz’ rolemodels, his fifth grade teacher.
“I’m here [at Jockamo’s] because I wanted to come out and see who I’ll be voting for in the primary election,” senior Christina Randall said.
Not everyone there considered Cruz a favorite. But this year such campaign stops may make a bigger difference.
By the time the Indiana primary rolls around, there is usually a decided Republican and Democratic candidate for the primaries. This year, however, the Hoosier vote counts and many, like Randall, are taking advantage of the candidates’ interests in our state to figure out who they are going to vote for.
“I haven’t finalized my voting choice, but I admire Ted Cruz as a candidate,” Randall said. “I wanted to come out and meet him in person.”
Since it was a smaller setting than the Johnson County Fairgrounds Cruz visited later yesterday, many people were able to get really close to the Senator. Randall was able to even get a picture.
“It was awesome, the first thing he did was ask me my name, which was really cool,” she said. “I said that I looked forward to seeing what stances he took on different policies and he said that he looked forward to working together.”
Tonight Hillary Clinton will be campaigning at the Munster Steel Company and the AM General Plant as Bill Clinton campaigns for her at her campaign office in Indianapolis. Bernie Sanders will be campaigning at Purdue University on Wednesday and at Indiana University later that same day. The primary is May 3.