Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the third presidential candidate who plans to attend next week's Georgia Republican convention in Athens.
Cruz, who plans to speak at 7 p.m. on May 15, will cap a busy day of politicking for the delegates. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another potential White House hopeful, will speak at a breakfast that morning hosted by Secretary of State Brian Kemp. And Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will talk to Republican delegates around 3 p.m. that day.
All three are expected to hold fundraisers in Atlanta during the day, giving GOP check-writers a run for their money.
Cruz has visited Georgia several times in the last year to cultivate support for his presidential bid, including a campaign swing for Gov. Nathan Deal and David Perdue days before the election. During one trip to a north Georgia church, he riled up the crowd with red-meat attacks on the Democratic candidates.
Two of his top allies also call Georgia their home: His former debate partner and top fundraiser David Panton, and Maria Strollo Zack, who leads the Stand for Principle super PAC supporting Cruz's candidacy.
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