Sen. Ted Cruz released a 12-event weekend schedule as his campaign team shifts its focus from losing Nevada to winning as many supporters as possible on Super Tuesday.
The March 1 primary will award candidates more delegates than any other single day of the primary calendar. States participating in Super Tuesday vary each election, but this year's will include a number of southeastern states. It is dubbed the "SEC primary" because many of the states are members of the U.S. collegiate Southeastern Conference.
Starting Friday, Cruz's team will head to the southeast, commencing his weekend rallies with three stops in Nashville, Tenn. and Virginia Beach, Va. before heading to Atlanta and Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday.
Cruz's team won't rest on Sunday, heading west for rallies in Oklahoma's Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Lawton. The senator will then head south to his home state on Monday, making stops in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. He will conclude the final Super Tuesday push 7 p.m. local time in Stafford, Texas.
The Cruz campaign did not fare as well as hoped in Tuesday's Nevada, taking third place with 21 percent of Republicans' support. Cruz also placed third in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. He won first, beating long-time party front-runner Donald Trump, in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.
The states participating in this year's Super Tuesday are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, North Dakota and Wyoming.