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Ted Cruz cancels planned trips to WA; Trump, Kasich plans still stand

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Ted Cruz announced Tuesday afternoon that he was suspending his bid for the White House, and it caught a lot of people by surprise. That's especially true for Cruz fans in Spokane, who were expecting him to be in the Lilac City Wednesday for a campaign rally. According to a post online, Cruz will not be attending that rally. In fact he's cancelled all future presidential rallies, which makes sense because he's no longer running for president.

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump continues his march toward the GOP nomination. In the Indiana Primary on Tuesday Trump came away with a double digit lead over Cruz and John Kasich, which was part of the reason Cruz bowed out. Donald Trump is now virtually guaranteed to win the Republican Presidential nomination. There's almost no way he can lose.

So is he still coming to Spokane? That's still unclear. His local campaign organizer says Trump still has plans to visit Washington State on Saturday, but whether he comes to Spokane is very much up in the air. And since he's a shoe-in for the nomination, he may decide to focus on the general election and forgo primary appearances.

John Kasich also took a big hit in the Indiana primary. He got less than 8% of the vote, and has been in perpetual third place for most of the race. In a Facebook post, Kasich says Cruz stepping down will not alter his campaign in any way. His local campaign organizer told us Kasich would be in Washington State on Monday, May 9, so if his plans aren't altered then that still stands. We still don't know if Kasich will visit Spokane.

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