November 5, 2015
Contact: Patrick Mara

Senator Ted Cruz Second Presidential Candidate to Make DC Republican Party March 12 Convention Ballot
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, November 5, Senator Ted Cruz became the second Republican candidate for President of the United States to qualify for the ballot at the March 12, 2016 District of Columbia Republican state party convention. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on Senator Cruz’s official qualification onto the District of Columbia Republican Ballot:
DC Republican Party Chairman José Cunningham stated, “Senator Cruz has been surging upwards in the polls and we are excited he is participating in our March 2016 Convention. It is a very positive step for a campaign to be the second of fifteen candidates on any primary ballot. Clearly, Senator Cruz is in it to win it and DC Republicans will take notice.”
Cruz’s District of Columbia Republican Party ballot access is second only to Dr. Ben Carson who filed in early October. At least ten of the fifteen major Republican Presidential candidates are expected to file for DC ballot access.
The District of Columbia Republican Party State Convention will be held onSaturday, March 12, 2016, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at a site yet to be determined in Washington, DC. Candidates will compete for 16 proportionately allocated Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Republican candidate for President of the United States will be officially nominated. In addition to selecting Presidential candidates and 16 Delegates at the March 12 convention, District of Columbia Republicans registered to vote in DC byJanuary 1, 2016, will also have the opportunity to select 16 Alternates to the Republican National Convention.
For further information or comments, contact Patrick Mara at (202) 863-5394
The DC Republican Party Central Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members.


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