Marco Rubio campaign cancels Baton Rouge appearance, cites using 'time as efficiently as possible' before Saturday _lowres

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., poses for a photograph at a campaign rally in Shelby Township, Mich., Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has cancelled a campaign stop that was planned in Baton Rouge for Friday, his campaign has confirmed to The Advocate.

Rubio was slated to rally supporters from the Galvez Plaza stage in Baton Rouge in the run-up to Saturday’s presidential primary here.

A campaign spokesman said he didn’t immediately have additional details about the cancellation but confirmed the event was no longer scheduled.

Rubio, a U.S. Senator from Florida, was also scheduled to make stops in Kentucky and Kansas on Friday. It’s unclear whether those events are still scheduled.

A post on the Facebook page for the Louisiana arm of his campaign says that the Louisiana event was cancelled “in order to use Marco’s time as efficiently as possible before Saturday’s contests.”

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are still expected to hold rallies in Louisiana Friday night.

Cruz is slated to be at the Castine Center in Mandeville, and Trump will be at the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.

Check back with The Advocate for more details.

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