Presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns in Baton Rouge

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One of the men hoping to take President Barack Obama's place in the White House made a stop in Baton Rouge Monday.

A crowd of supporters sporting buttons greeted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at a rally at the downtown Marriott.

A new poll is showing that, in Iowa, Cruz has 29 percent, which is just behind Donald Trump's 31-percent lead.

On Monday, Cruz addressed a growing concern over terrorist threats.

"Enough is enough. The people of Louisiana are fed up. The people of America are fed up," said Cruz. "We want a commander-in-chief who protects our constitutional rights, and we want a commander-in-chief who identifies the enemy and does what is necessary to defeat the enemy. If I am elected president, we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism."

The presidential candidate stopped in New Orleans for a closed-door fundraiser before leaving Louisiana.

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