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Cruz's Indy agenda: Shapiro's, Pence and GOP fundraiser

April 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to meet with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday after stopping at a downtown Indianapolis restaurant and ahead of his appearance at a state GOP fundraising dinner in Indianapolis.

Pence's office says the two will have a private meeting at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Governor's Residence, a day after the Republican governor had a similar meeting with Donald Trump.

Cruz also has a campaign stop scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Shapiro's Delicatessen, a downtown staple that has been serving the city for more than a century.

Later in the evening, Cruz will speak at an Indiana Republican Party dinner, where tickets cost $150 each and up. Indiana GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell said Thursday morning that the event was sold out, with more than 800 people expected to attend.

Cruz's trip and Trump's Indianapolis campaign rally on Wednesday come as they try to build support ahead of Indiana's May 3 primary.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who rounds out the trio of surviving GOP presidential candidates, has announced that he will be in Indiana on Tuesday. Campaign consultant Pete Seat could not immediately share details about the visit.

Pence hasn't yet endorsed a presidential candidate, but says he's willing to meet with all the candidates.

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