Cruz To Spend NY Election Night In Philadelphia

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a rally in Towson, Md., Monday, April 18, 2016.
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On the evening of Tuesday’s big New York primary election Sen. Ted Cruz will be next door, to host an election night watch party in upcoming primary state Pennsylvania.

The location for the 7 p.m. Philadelphia event has yet to be released. In just one week Pennsylvania Republicans will have their opportunity to vote for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island will also hold primary contests on April 26.

Maryland warranted a Cruz campaign stop on the day before New York’s primary election. The rally came in the middle of a day filled with television appearances and private events in New York City on Monday.

A RealClear Politics average of four Maryland polls primarily from early April show GOP frontrunner Donald Trump with over 40 percent of the vote, Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 26.8 percent and Cruz trailing with 24 percent. A RealClear Politics average of five Pennsylvania polls shows Trump at over 43 percent, Cruz at 25.4 percent and Kasich brining up the rear at 23.6 percent.

Trump is polling high in the Empire State and with 95 delegates at stake could come away with a welcome win after a few tough weeks. A recent YouGov/CBS poll measured Trump at 53 percent of the vote and Cruz with just 21. Trump won a lofty 60 percent of the vote in a NY1/Baruch College poll that put Cruz at just 17 percent.

The election night event is the only one that had been released for Cruz’s Tuesday election day schedule as of Monday night.

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