By Andrew Siff article By AUSTIN (Reuters) – Donald Trump will make a major campaign speech on Saturday that will focus on his efforts to boost his poll numbers, while his rival Ted Cruz and his Republican allies are trying to make it more difficult for him to win.
Trump is scheduled to deliver a stump speech in Florida on Saturday morning, with Cruz and Kasich in Wisconsin and Ohio, and Ohio Governor John Kasich in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania.
They are expected to be joined by Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow.
The two candidates are competing for votes among a wide range of groups in the crucial battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and Trump is expected to draw the most support from young voters, independents and other Republicans.
While Trump has been using the phrase “America first” in recent days, he is also targeting Hispanics, who account for about 10 percent of the population.
Trump has repeatedly said his policies would help the struggling Hispanic community and has made immigration reform a centerpiece of his campaign.
Cruz has repeatedly criticized Trump for failing to address the needs of the Hispanic community.
Trump has repeatedly made the point that he has helped the Latino community, and Cruz has said the candidate’s lack of Latino support could hurt him.
Republican Party leaders in Washington are likely to pressure Cruz to do better, arguing that Hispanic voters make up more than half of the electorate.
They are also hoping that Cruz will focus more on his support among evangelical Christians, whose support he needs in order to win in November.