Cruz to hit campaign trail for Trump
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke prepping run for governor in Texas: report Support for Abbott plunging in Texas: poll White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE (R-Texas) will appear with Republican vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally The Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out 'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE at two events Thursday, his first appearance on the campaign trail for presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE

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Pence's spokesman, Marc Lotter, confirmed reports of the joint appearance on Twitter Thursday afternoon, retweeting a news story and referring to the schedule as "exciting." Cruz also retweeted the news.

The pair will campaign in Prole, Iowa, Thursday morning before an afternoon appearance in Portage, Mich. Cruz won the GOP presidential primary in Iowa and trailed Trump by about 10 points in Michigan.

Cruz's decision not to endorse Trump roiled the Republican National Convention this summer and prompted a revolt among many of Cruz's supporters — his own convention delegation booed him at an event the following day, and some top Texas lawmakers have reportedly begun to rumble about challenging him in a primary. 
 
Trump bristled at Cruz's non-endorsement, reviving conspiracy theories that Cruz's father had been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and declaring he would not accept Cruz's endorsement. He also reportedly weighed starting a super PAC to sink Cruz's political future
  
But the two former rivals have struck a political reconciliation, due in no small part to Cruz's warm respect for Pence.
 
Trump also backed a internet-freedom plan championed by Cruz and named key Cruz confidante Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeEconomy adds just 235K jobs in August as delta hammers growth Lawmakers flooded with calls for help on Afghanistan exit Afghanistan fiasco proves we didn't leave soon enough MORE (R-Utah) as one of his possible Supreme Court choices.