Carly Fiorina, John Sununu to speak in support of Cruz, Kasich at Maine GOP convention

The Maine Republican Party has announced that all three Republican presidential candidates will send surrogates to the Republican State Convention this weekend

Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will speak at the party’s state convention Saturday on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.The party has also announced that former U.S. senator and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu will visit the convention Saturday on behalf of candidate John Kasich. Previously announced was Ben Carson on behalf of Donald Trump.

Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, suspended her presidential campaign in February of this year and has since endorsed Cruz.

This marks Fiorina’s second visit to Maine. She spoke at a luncheon hosted by the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center in South Portland in September 2015.

The Republican convention is being held Friday and Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Last week, the party announced that another former presidential candidate, surgeon Ben Carson, will speak at a convention banquet Friday night. Carson supports Donald Trump for president. Sununu is scheduled to speak Saturday morning, shortly before party Chairman Rick Bennett’s State of the Party address.

Cruz will be awarded a majority of the state’s delegates after winning 46 percent of votes during Maine’s presidential caucuses.

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.