The race for the presidential nomination is growing increasingly heated on both sides, but for Republicans, a contested convention is the best shot of for anyone other than Donald Trump at securing the nomination.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican contender, conceded as much during his stop in Maryland Wednesday.
New polling from NBC4/Marist out Wednesday showed Kasich trailing Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Maryland. Cruz was second, though his lead fell within the polls margin of error.
He was hoping to strengthen that position ahead of the April 26 primary.
“Baltimore is such an awesome place," Kasich said outside an ice cream parlor in Catonsville, a short stop on the campaign trail. "We will accumulate delegates and be able to head to that convention with some momentum."
Kasich also held a town hall forum in Savage. About 400 people attended.
Former President Bill Clinton headlined an event in Silver Spring Wednesday, campaigning on behalf of his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Polling showed Clinton has strong support in Maryland.
Early voting for Democrats and Republicans begins Thursday.