Trump, Cruz to visit state before primary

Posted on Mar 4 2016 - 9:49am by DM Staff Report

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will visit Mississippi Monday, just before the state primaries open Tuesday. These will be only the second time both  candidates have campaigned in the state.
Trump, who won 319 delegates and seven states in the Super Tuesday primary, will hold a rally at 7 p.m. at Madison Central High School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Trump was last in Mississippi Jan. 2 when he visited Biloxi for a rally.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Cruz will speak at Jones County Junior College, the alma mater of Cruz’s campaign manager Sen. Chris McDaniel, at noon Monday. Cruz’s last visit to the state included campaigning in Tupelo this past August.

Other Republican candidates, including Marco Rubio and John Kasich, have visited the state in search of supporters as well. Kasich was in Jackson on Tuesday.

Although neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders have visited the Magnolia State, former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in Jackson yesterday. The state has chosen Republican candidates every year since 1976.

Mississippi’s six electoral votes will be up for grabs when polls open 7 a.m. Tuesday.