Marie Mason Ted Cruz supporters Dave and Marcia Hurd pose with Cruz for President field representative Matthew Bell and the campaign’s New Jersey chairman Steve Lonegan. From left, Dave Hurd, Bell, Lonegan, Marcia Hurd.

Marie Mason
Ted Cruz supporters Dave and Marcia Hurd pose with Cruz for President field representative Matthew Bell and the campaign’s New Jersey chairman Steve Lonegan. From left, Dave Hurd, Bell, Lonegan, Marcia Hurd.

As the Nevada Republican presidential caucus neared, the Ted Cruz camp made a push for Lincoln County Republicans to caucus for the Texas senator.

An event was held at Pioneer Pizza on Feb. 19, with complimentary pizza for attendees. Former Bogota, New Jersey mayor Steve Lonegan was on hand to speak to the group. Lonegan is a conservative activist who ran unsuccessfully for governor, House and Senate, and is chairman of Cruz’s presidential campaign operations in New Jersey. Campaign field representative Matthew Bell was also at the event. They explained how the caucus works and to let Lincoln County residents know which caucus each town was a part of. Bell spoke of how Cruz voters can help the candidate win by talking to neighbors, friends and family and getting them to also support Cruz.

They also discussed how to select a delegate for each county to represent the voters at the county and state conventions.

Some attendees asked how to get rid of the caucus and expressed that they would rather see voting back, though it sounds like the caucus system is here to stay for the foreseeable future.