Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will campaign in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon, as the focus of the GOP primary turns to New York ahead of the Empire State's primary on April 19.
Cruz will be looking to pick off delegates in Donald Trump's home state, where the well-known businessman has a 32-percentage-point lead on the GOP field in RealClearPolitics' average of New York polling.
The senator will make a public stop at the Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, which is part of a system of Lighthouse Academies in seven states nationwide. In describing its "model" for success, the Lighthouse Academies' website says it makes "curricular assessments aligned with state and Common Core standards."
Cruz has been a vocal critic of Common Core standards on the campaign trail, and the setting of Wednesday's event could provide an opportunity to explain his disagreements to the proponents of the controversial educational standards.
Cruz's visit will come hours after Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, is scheduled to hold a press conference in the Bronx.
The Texas senator has been critical of Trump's "New York values."
UPDATE: The Cruz campaign distributed a new advisory on Tuesday night that does not include a visit to the Bronx Lighthouse Charter School. The campaign added a "meet and greet" event at Sabrosura 2 in the Bronx.