Ted Cruz: California Will Decide the Republican Nominee for President

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told California Republicans Saturday that the state was at a crossroads where it would decide the party’s nominee for president on June 7.

Candidates usually treat California as an ATM for campaign money, the GOP presidential candidate told hundreds of Republicans at the state party convention in Burlingame.

“We’re going to spend more in California than we’re going to raise in California,” said Cruz, who plans to fundraise at the Montecito home of CKE Restaurants chief executive Andrew Puzder after the convention. “But for any of you who have your checkbooks handy, I would be glad for you to prove me wrong.”

Cruz also played up the California roots of his running mate, Carly Fiorina.

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