Presidential candidates taking campaign trail to Kansas

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Three major presidential hopefuls have announced plans to hold rallies in Kansas.

Republican candidate Ted Cruz announced he will hold a rally on Wednesday in Overland Park.

The Texas senator is set to host a rally in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the event scheduled to start an hour later. Those hoping to attend are encouraged to register ahead of time.

JCCC’s north lot with be closed to the public for the event. There is no reserved parking for the event itself.

Marco Rubio is planning an event in Wichita on Friday, but so far has not made plans to come to the Kansas City area. Rubio is hoping to find support in the Sunflower State, whose own governor gave him an official endorsement. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. and the event will start at 1:45. Attendees can register for the event here.

On the other side of the political spectrum, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has announced a stop in Lawrence, Kan. on Thursday, just two days ahead of Saturday’s Democratic caucuses. Sanders is set to be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Building at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to RSVP. This will be the second stop near the Kansas City metro area for Sanders, who rallied his supporters at Bartle Hall on Feb. 24.