RACINE — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign is the first to announce a Racine County office as the presidential candidates ramp up their Wisconsin operations in advance of the April 5 primary.
The office, which will be located at 3207 Washington Ave., will be open by Thursday, a campaign official said. It will be used as a base of operations as volunteers reach out to residents.
In addition, the campaign announced that Cruz’s wife, Heidi, will host a meet-and-greet from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Culver’s, 722 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville.
No other candidate has yet announced a Racine County office or appearance. But the campaigns are turning their attention to Wisconsin two weeks before the primary, with no other primaries between Wednesday and the state’s Election Day.
The remaining candidates include Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and billionaire Donald Trump on the GOP side and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side.
Clinton and Trump are the front-runners for their respective party’s nomination, though neither has clinched it and their rivals have vowed to continue with their campaigns.