Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will make his debut campaign appearance in Maryland on Monday afternoon at a rally in Towson, his campaign said Sunday.
His visit will come roughly a week before Maryland's primary on April 26, which has garnered more attention than usual. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has campaigned in the state once already and has another event scheduled this week; front runner Donald Trump is said to be planning an event.
Several public polls have shown Trump with a heavy advantage in deep blue Maryland, but the state awards most of its delegates by congressional district -- meaning that Cruz and Kasich could capture some delegates here even if Trump wins statewide.
Cruz, who has been positioned in second place among likely Maryland GOP voters in most polls, will speak at an American Legion Post in Towson.