Cruz, Sanders, Rubio plan visits to Kansas before caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, smiles as he speaks at a rally Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are planning to come to Kansas this week ahead of the state’s presidential caucuses.

Cruz’s campaign scheduled a Wednesday evening rally for the Texas senator at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.

Sanders state director Shelby Iseler said the Vermont senator plans to have a rally Thursday evening in Lawrence at the 4H Building on the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Rubio’s campaign said the Florida senator will have a Friday afternoon event at Jabara Airport in Wichita.

Both parties having their Kansas caucuses Saturday.

Rubio and Cruz are battling businessman Donald Trump for the state’s national convention delegates.

Some Democrats are predicting a close race between Sanders and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

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