Ted Cruz calls on Donald Trump to debate in Indiana

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By: Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz wants front-runner Donald Trump to debate him in Indiana ahead of the state’s May 3 primary election.

The challenge drew applause from the nearly 200 Indiana residents at an event in Plainfield, Indiana, Saturday.

He also trumpeted plans to bringing manufacturing jobs to Indiana and restore religious liberties, appealing to the state’s history as a manufacturing hub.

The visit comes with just over a week before Indiana voters head to the polls. Cruz also is scheduled to visit Evansville and Terre Haute Sunday.