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Donald Trump to speak at California Republican Party convention

Donald Trump will address California Republicans at the state party’s spring convention, joining Ted Cruz and John Kasich at the Bay Area gathering ahead of the state’s critical primary, the party announced Wednesday.

Trump, the frontrunner in California, said in a prepared statement that “California, like much of the rest of the nation, has struggled to regain its full economic success.”

California’s June 7 primary is expected to play a decisive role in the Republican nominating contest, likely determining whether Trump can amass the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination.

Trump will speak at a lunch banquet the opening day of the state convention in Burlingame, on April 29. Kasich will speak that evening, followed by Cruz the next day.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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