Trump to hold Friday rally in Fort Worth as candidates waltz across Texas prior to primary

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Myrtle Beach, SC on Feb. 19, 2016. CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

The candidate running second among Republican presidential candidates in Texas, at least according to a recently University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll – Donald J. Trump – will be in Fort Worth Friday at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Trump will host a rally there at noon, with doors opening at 7 a.m.

While Trump will be in Cowtown, the man running first in the state, Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be in Houston for his own rally earlier. On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed Ted Cruz for president, hoping to give the senator a boost as their home state’s primary looms.

Abbott announced his support in a video released Wednesday morning. He and Cruz are set to appear together in Houston later in the day.

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Texas is the largest of “Super Tuesday” states voting next week.

As Texas attorney general, Abbott tapped Cruz as solicitor general. Cruz calls Abbott a friend and mentor.

Cruz was third in Nevada’s caucuses Tuesday, edged out by Marco Rubio. Donald Trump was the commanding winner. Cruz is also expected to appear in North Texas before Tuesday’s vote. 

Rubio, who is running third in Texas according to the poll, will also be appearing in the state prior to Tuesday’s primary, in a rally in Dallas on Friday. 

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Meanwhile, John Kasich, who is focusing on the Michigan primary, has received several endorsements around the state including from the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Business. He also received the support of former congressman Tom Loeffler.

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