WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential race looks set to roll into Nebraska this week, though it may be a bit less of a race now.
On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump both announced campaign appearances in the state.
But Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday night, canceling his campaign appearances, including one Wednesday in Lincoln.
Trump, who now has an open path to the Republican nomination, said in his first speech after Cruz’s announcement that he’s still coming to the state. “Now we’re going to Nebraska, where I just hear we’re doing really wonderfully. I look forward to that very much.”
A Trump rally has been scheduled for Friday afternoon in Omaha, according to a source familiar with the planning, though details of the event had not been announced.
Nebraska’s GOP primary is Tuesday, and the winner will take all 36 of the state’s national delegates.