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Ted Cruz to speak in Boise on Saturday evening, Marco Rubio on Sunday

Ted Cruz, left, speaks at a rally Wedensday in Kansas, and Marco Rubio shakes hands the same day with supporters at a rally in Michigan.
Ted Cruz, left, speaks at a rally Wedensday in Kansas, and Marco Rubio shakes hands the same day with supporters at a rally in Michigan. Colin E. Braley and Paul Sancya

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio will speak to Gem State voters during separate appearances Saturday and Sunday evenings in Boise.

Cruz will appear at a rally held Saturday in the Simplot Ballroom inside the Student Union at Boise State University. Free tickets are available at the EventBrite website.

The doors will open at 5 p.m., with the rally beginning at 6. Several elected Idaho officials who support the U.S senator from Texas are also scheduled to speak.

Cruz will fly to Boise from Coeur d’Alene, where he was scheduled to speak Saturday afternoon.

Rubio will appear at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jackson Jet Center, located west of the Boise Air Terminal, at 3815 Rickenbacker Street. Tickets are required. They may be obtained online free, also from the Eventbrite website.

Organizers ask those coming to hear the U.S. senator from Florida to park at the Boise Airport parking garage. Shuttles will provide transportation to the jet center, beginning at 6 p.m.

Rubio will appear in Boise following a 5:30 p.m. speech in Idaho Falls.

While Donald Trump has not given the state party any indication that he will visit Idaho, the presence of the other candidates might change Trump’s mind, said David Johnston, executive director of the Idaho GOP.

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