Trump to hold rally in Paul Ryan's hometown

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The Trump campaign scheduled a town hall for next Tuesday in Janesville, Wis., which is Ryan’s hometown and part of the congressional district he represents.

The announcement comes one day after Ryan denounced the “ugliness” of the 2016 presidential race and lambasted the fear and insults that have plagued the campaign thus far, though he did not mention Trump by name.

"When passions flair, ugliness is sometimes inevitable," Ryan said Wednesday. "But we shouldn't accept ugliness as the norm. 

“If someone has a bad idea, we tell them why our idea is better," he added. "We don't insult them into agreeing with us."

Rival Ted Cruz is scheduled to appear in Janesville Thursday, ahead of the state’s April 5 primary.

Recent polls suggest the two candidates are neck and neck in the contest, with Cruz leading 36 percent to Trump’s 35 percent. John Kasich, whose presence in the race continues to split the anti-Trump vote, is polling at 19 percent support.