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Trump, Cruz to campaign in Mississippi on eve of primaries

Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were scheduled to appear in Mississippi before its presidential primaries, but the state has received relatively little attention this campaign season.

Trump was scheduled to speak Monday evening in the Jackson suburb of Madison, ahead of the Tuesday primaries. It was to be Trump’s second appearance in Mississippi since early January, when several thousand people turned out to see him in Biloxi.

On short notice, Ted Cruz announced a Monday afternoon appearance at a catfish restaurant in another Jackson suburb, Florence.

Republican John Kasich has spoken in Mississippi twice in the past month. Marco Rubio has not campaigned in the state.

Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders also have skipped Mississippi, but former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife last week in Jackson.

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