Cruz to appear at Republican Jewish Coalition event; Trump and Kasich yet to confirm


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ted Cruz will speak  at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual Las Vegas event.

The Texas senator and presidential candidate is the only one of the three GOP candidates to confirm his appearance at the April 8-10 event.

Matt Brooks, the RJC director, told JTA to “stay tuned” regarding possible attendance by the front-runner, Donald Trump, the real estate magnate, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is running third behind Cruz in accumulated delegates.

The event is taking place at The Venetian, the casino resort owned by Sheldon Adelson, a major funder of the RJC and a Republican kingmaker. Adelson has yet to declare which candidate he is backing, but has said he has considered backing Cruz and would support Trump if he secured the nomination.

Governors who have endorsed candidates are appearing, including Rick Scott of Florida, who favors Trump, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who is supporting Cruz.

The event is closed to the media.

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