Ted Cruz Chose His Campaign Stops Based on Where He Can Land His Private Jet

Ted Cruz is campaigning in some unusual Texas locales. The Mailroom in Austin? La Hacienda Scenic Loop in San Antonio? Some genius on Facebook speculated that it might be because he needs to stay close to the general aviation airports where he’s landing his private plane. We followed up and…they’re right.

See the events and maps below, and if you live near any of these places, how about meeting Ted at the airport and snapping his picture descending the steps of his private jet, while, of course, observing trespassing and all other applicable laws? Bonus points if you get the tail number of the plane, which would allow us to find out who it is registered to.

Send your photos to tips@indivisibleaustin.com. (And also let us know if you think we got something wrong here.)

Mon, April 2, 2018

9:30 a.m. Beaumont

This one is obvious: He’s not even leaving the airport to campaign.

Jack Brooks Regional Airport Firehouse
5000 Jerry Ware Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705

12:30 p.m. Tyler

John Soules Foods
10150 Farm to Market Road 14
Tyler, TX 75706

The campaign stop is 17 minutes from the Tyler Airport.

3:30 p.m. Waco

Schmalreide Farm
1775 Plainview Road
McGregor, TX 76657

This is billed as a Waco event, but it’s really in McGregor, and conveniently 14 minutes from the executive airport.

7 p.m. Stafford

Redneck Country Club
11110 West Airport Boulevard
Stafford, TX 77477

Good thing the Redneck Country Club (no comment) is right on Airport Blvd! We’re guessing he’ll use Sugar Land, which is 14 minutes away.

Tuesday, April 3

9 a.m. McAllen

National Border Patrol Council
4179 Crosspoint Blvd.
Edinburg, TX 78539

Conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport.

1 p.m. Corpus Christi

Ortiz Center, Kleberg Room
402 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Just a 15-minute hop, skip, and jump from the airport.

4:30 p.m. San Antonio

La Hacienda Scenic Loop
25615 Boerne Stage Road
San Antonio, TX 78255

We’re guessing Ted is flying into Boerne Stage Airfield, a mere six minutes away.

7:30 p.m. Austin

Texas Mailhouse Inc
8606 Wall Street
Suite 1740
Austin, TX 78754

We had never heard of the Mailhouse prior to this campaign event. Lo and behold, it’s only 15 minutes from Austin Executive Airport and 18 minutes from ABIA. And yes, we are planning to show up.

Wednesday, April 4

9 a.m. Midland

Discovery Operating, Inc.
2600 Mockingbird Lane
Midland, TX 79705

12 p.m. Amarillo

West Texas A&M University
3301 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015

Tradewind Airport would put Ted 10 minutes closer to his destination than if he flew into Rick Husband International.

3 p.m. Wichita Falls

The Kitchen
1000 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Twelve minutes, baby!

6:30 p.m. Fort Worth

River Ranch
500 Northeast 23rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

There are a few possibilities, including DFW (30 minutes away) and Fort Worth Alliance (20 minutes), but Meacham is only¬†eight minutes away so we’re going with that.

Now, compare and contrast:

Beto in a truck

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