The New York state Republican Party’s annual dinner Thursday evening will feature all three GOP Presidential candidates, likely the only time they will all be together in one place before Tuesday’s primary.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are all due at the event in New York City, though they will all be speaking separately, says Republican State Party Chair Ed Cox. Cox, who is remaining neutral in the race, says the intense focus on New York can only be good overall for party participation and voter turn out.
“This is our New Hampshire moment,” said Cox, who said it’s the first time in the history of GOP presidential primaries that New York’s contest has been decisive.
Cox is remaining neutral in the race, but he says if Trump does win enough delegates to be the nominee, he has the “flexibility” to hone his positions to be more palatable in a general election.