U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will hold a rally in San Diego Monday ahead of California’s June 7 primary.
While the GOP nomination is usually decided well before the Golden State votes, California’s 172 delegates will play an important role to see if any candidate can reach the required 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination without a contested convention.
Cruz will appear at the Town and Country Resort at 500 Hotel Circle North from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Reservations for the rally are at capacity, organizers said, but people interested in attending can add their names to the waitlist.
The Texas senator will be competing against businessman Donald Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich for California’s plethora of delegates, which are allocated mostly by congressional district.
According to the latest poll, from the Field Corporation of California, Trump leads Cruz by 7 percent, 39 percent to 32 percent. John Kasich has 18 percent support.