Ted Cruz is confident that the conservative coalition that boosted him to victory in Iowa will do the same Saturday in South Carolina.
“The people of South Carolina, they want a conservative as the next president,” Cruz said during an event at an old theater in historic downtown Charleston.
Buoyed by a new poll showing him only 5 points behind front-running Donald Trump, Cruz said his campaign team in Iowa put together conservatives, evangelicals, Ronald Reagan Democrats, and young people — “It was that old Reagan coalition.”
Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity hosted the Charleston event, which also featured appearances by Rep. Mark Sanford and Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.
Cruz also has campaign stops Friday in Myrtle Beach, West Columbia and Greenville