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John Kasich, Ted Cruz & Sarah Palin attend GOP Presidential Dinner at Serb Hall

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MILWAUKEE -- Republican supporters made their way into Milwaukee's Serb Hall Friday evening, April 1st. The Republican party event is designed to spotlight the GOP presidential candidate -- although only two of the three were there.

750 people attended the annual dinner, along with candidates John Kasich and Ted Cruz.  Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was also there -- she served as the stand-in for Donald Trump, who she endorsed earlier in the campaign.

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

With the majority of the crowd in support for Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Sarah Palin took the stage ahead of him.

Palin said Trump is the only candidate who talks rationally -- that drew open laughter from the crowd who clapped only twice for her, including once when she finished.

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin


"Donald Trump is the only one who really understand this reality. He's the only one who creates private sector jobs, balances budgets and builds things, he builds big things," said Palin.

Prior to Palin, Ohio Governor John Kasich presented a biography speech.

"38% of people that live in this state don't know anything about me to even form an opinion. I guess that's what happens when you're positive all the time and don't enter a demolition derby," Kasich said.

John Kasich

John Kasich

Meanwhile, Democrats were sounding off about the event earlier Friday.

"We trying to make people understand we are their neighbors. We care about the same things they care about. Our concern is the government be not too big and not take too much money and that it be responsible for the people," said Rick Bass, Republican Party of Milwaukee spokesman.

"As Republicans are set to nominate one of the most divisive presidential candidates, they only become further out of touch with the American people -- especially here in a state like Wisconsin," said State Representative Mandela Barnes.


  • BA

    I’m confused.
    The article says, “Meanwhile, Democrats were sounding off about the event earlier Friday.”
    Followed by a quote from, Rick Bass, Republican Party of Milwaukee spokesman.

  • immeuru

    well, I can sum up Kasich, he is a bought and paid for politician and by George Soros non the less, why is he even running on the right ? and an original RINO, he is a wal-street Lehman brothers former executive who helped sign in NAFTA ,he has NO clue about trade, as resident of Ohio I have watched his policies create part time workers from people like me who had over 20 yrs in at the fortune 500 company I work at forcing many to file bankruptcy, He paid our CEO millions of dollars to hire in people while we was laying people off, try paying your bills working 24 hrs a week,instead of laying off, but he didn’t want his unemployment rates to look bad, he is liberal to the bone people, Kasich sucks, the state employees hate him more then anybody, teachers as well !

  • itsjustanevent

    If you care at all about our public lands (national parks, national monuments, national forests, wilderness areas, national recreation areas) please read about the real threat Ted Cruz poses to them. In a campaign ad for the NV caucuses, he pledged to “work night and day to turn control of Nevada’s land over to their rightful owners, its citizens”. In other words, we’ve got someone like the Bundys running for President. State control would mean much more development (oil and gas, timber, mining) and even huge sell offs to people like the Koch or Wilks brothers. Trump has his faults for sure, but Cruz is the Koch and Wilks brothers Manchurian Candidate for 2016. If he gets nominated or elected, you could see a lot more “Keep out. Private property. No trespassing” signs the next time you try to visit our public lands. Remember singing “This land is your land, this land is my land” in school? It won’t be any more if he gets nominated, or worse elected.

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