Ohio Governor John Kasich is reportedly suspending his campaign.
BREAKING: Gov. John Kasich to suspend campaign, he'll make statement in Ohio this evening: https://t.co/bUombXmOIu pic.twitter.com/ZCUu6SbV71
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John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, two sources familiar with the plan confirmed to CNN.
Even before winning his home state of Ohio in March, Kasich was facing pressure to get out of the race, with no clear path to victory. His campaign never became more than a spoiler run, designed to keep Trump from getting the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention.
Kasich was a somewhat offbeat Republican contender, who laughed at himself on the trail, occasionally took positions more in line with Democrats (like expanding Medicaid in Ohio) and touted his ability to work across the aisle. He sometimes even joked that he would have done better in the Democratic primaries than in the crowded Republican field.