UPDATE: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz visits mid-Michigan

UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is apologizing for cracking a joke at Vice President Joe Biden’s expense even as Biden mourns the death of his son.

During an appearance Wednesday in Howell, Michigan, Cruz rattled off a Biden line he’s been using in speeches on the stump. In the joke, Cruz pokes fun at Biden’s occasionally controversial remarks and tells his audience that one need only mention Biden’s name to get people to laugh.

By Thursday morning, Cruz used his Facebook account to say he was sorry.

In his post, the Texas senator says, “It was a mistake to use an old joke about Joe Biden during his time of grief, and I sincerely apologize.”

A funeral Mass will be held in Delaware Saturday for 46-year-old Beau Biden.

HOWELL, Mich. (WLNS)—A presidential candidate is making a stop in Michigan Wednesday night.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz will travel to Howell for a Lincoln Day Dinner at Crystal Gardens. Ticket prices to the 6 p.m. event ranged from $60 to $500.

Stay with 6 News for continuing coverage of Cruz’ visit. WLNS’ Tim Skubick will sit down with the Oval Office contender for an interview airing Wednesday night on 6 News at 11.

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More Information:

Livingston County GOP Dinner: http://www.livingstonrepublicans.com/226.html

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