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Ted Cruz plans Washington campaign rallies this week

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets supporters during a campaign stop on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant in Elkhart, Ind.

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz plans to campaign in Washington state this week, with rallies expected in Bothell, Spokane and Vancouver.

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