Marco Rubio cancels Lexington campaign appearance ahead of Saturday's GOP caucus

03/02/2016 09:25 PM

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has cancelled his scheduled Friday morning presidential campaign appearance in Lexington, his campaign announced Wednesday evening in an email to those planning to attend.

The 10:15 a.m. stop at the Lexington Center was slated a day ahead of Kentucky’s Republican presidential caucus, in which 46 GOP delegates are at stake, and the event has been pulled from his campaign website.

“In order to use Marco’s time as efficiently as possible before Saturday’s contests, Marco will not be making a stop in Kentucky Friday morning,” Rubio’s campaign said in the email. “Campaign activities will continue in the state leading up to Saturday’s election, but we regret that Marco cannot be present.”

Rubio has 110 delegates in the Republican presidential contest, third behind New York real estate mogul Donald Trump with 319 and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with 226. The GOP field appeared to winnow to four on Wednesday, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson saying he sees no path forward toward the presidential nomination.

Kentucky is one of five states holding presidential contests on Saturday.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135.


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