Texas Senator Ted Cruz stopped by the Coastal Bend Thursday night for an event called "Cruise with Cruz" on board the USS Lexington.
He was the main speaker for the Nueces County Republican Party's "Annual Lincoln Day Dinner." It's a fundraising event for the local republican party. Ted Cruz talked to the crowd about his job in Washington.
"He's up there fighting a lot of battles for us for our Texas right and we're happy to have him here this evening," said Nueces County Republican Party Chairwoman, Kimberly Curtis.
This event also pays tribute to the first republican president of the united states, Abraham Lincoln.