MARION, Ind. -- Ted Cruz is calling the Indiana primary "neck and neck" and says he'll stay in the Republican presidential race for as long as he has a "viable path to victory."
He spoke to reporters after greeting hundreds of people in northern Indiana at a popular breakfast stop a day before the state's crucial primary.
Cruz was joined by Governor Mike Pence, who endorsed the republican presidential candidate last Friday.
Cruz is framing a potential fall election match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the choice between two "big government, New York liberals."
And he has been trying to rally the politically diverse, working-class swath of voters in northern Indiana, where the industrial economy remains viable but union jobs have declined in recent decades.
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