John Kasich 2016

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Kasich Dropping Out, Too

Ohio governor making formal announcement Wednesday

(Newser) - Donald Trump will officially be the last man standing: John Kasich is ending his campaign, reports Politico and a host of other media outlets. The Ohio governor won just a single Republican contest, his home state of Ohio, and had been mathematically eliminated from the nomination for weeks now. He... More »

Cruz Drops Out; Trump Is 'Presumptive Nominee'

'We're going after Hillary Clinton,' says Trump

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is out. The Texas senator is ending his campaign after being routed in Indiana by Donald Trump in Tuesday's primary, reports the AP . Cruz had staged a last stand in the state in the hope of preventing Trump from securing the nomination, but he told supporters that... More »

Poll: Cruz's Plan to Stop Trump Backfires Big Time

Indiana voters aren't pleased with divide-and-conquer scheme

(Newser) - The tables have turned for Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, though not in the direction he was hoping. On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported that the Texas senator had a healthy 16-point lead over Trump in voter support (44.8% to 29%, per... More »

Trump Sweeps All 5 States

Frontrunner dominates Tuesday's races

(Newser) - Donald Trump is having a big night, as expected. Five states voted Tuesday, and CNN called Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for Trump as soon as the polls closed at 8 Eastern—and then Rhode Island and Delaware about 30 minutes later. The only real suspense will be how the delegate... More »

Trump Christens Kasich With a Nickname

'1 for 38 Kasich'

(Newser) - It's not nearly as succinct as "Lyin' Ted" or "Little Marco," but Donald Trump seems to have come up with a nickname for John Kasich, notes Politico . He referred to the Ohio governor as "1 for 38 Kasich" in a tweet responding to the news... More »

Trump Wins New York; Will He Get All Delegates?

Race called immediately

(Newser) - The least suspenseful part of the New York Republican primary is history: Donald Trump has won his home state over Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a rout, with the race called by CNN and AP as soon as polls closed at 9pm Eastern. Now the big question: How many... More »

Cruz, Sanders Notch Big Wins in Wisconsin

Both looking for momentum

(Newser) - Just one state voted Tuesday, but there was still plenty at stake in Wisconsin for both parties—and it was a good night for Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders. On the Republican side, Cruz scored an easy victory over Donald Trump and John Kasich, reports CNN . With 97% or results... More »

Kasich Goes to NYC, Eats Pizza Incorrectly

He is forced to defend his use of a fork

(Newser) - John Kasich will have to do better if he wants to win over New York voters in next month's primary. The Ohio governor went to a Queens pizza shop on Wednesday and committed a local faux pas: He used a fork when eating a slice, reports ABC News . This... More »

What to Know as 3 More States Vote

Here's looking at you, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho

(Newser) - The 2016 race moves westward Tuesday. Arizona and Utah will vote for their candidates of choice, while Idaho Democrats will caucus, reports the AP . (Ted Cruz previously took the latter state for Republicans.) It'll be a late one, with Utah Republicans permitted to vote online until 1am EDT—... More »

Kasich: We'll Have 'an Open Convention, Take a Chill Pill'

And Donald Trump's talk of riots not 'appropriate'

(Newser) - It's the first day of spring, but John Kasich is settling in for a long, likely hot and bothered summer and the Republican convention that descends on his home turf in July. "Everybody has got to face the fact that we're going to an open, multi-ballot convention,... More »

Kasich Stays Alive in Ohio; Trump Wins 3

Marco Rubio drops out after Florida loss

(Newser) - It's a campaign-saving win for John Kasich and a campaign-ending loss for Marco Rubio. In the latter race, Donald Trump easily defeated the Florida senator in Rubio's home state. The contest had been seen as do-or-die for Rubio, and it turned out to be die: He suspended his... More »

In Home States, Kasich on Rise as Rubio Sinks

Florida senator trails Trump by 21% on his home turf as Ohio governor surges

(Newser) - The four men left duking it out for the Republican nomination look likely to soon be three after Tuesday's primaries: The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll shows that in their home states, "the fortunes of Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be heading in... More »

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate

Cruz getting mostly good marks, Trump not so much

(Newser) - The newly narrowed GOP field of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich went at it again Thursday night. Here's a sampling of some of the post-debate analysis:
  • Cruz had "his best debate of the primary season," writes Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post , showing
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Trump Takes 7 States; Cruz Wins 3

Rubio notched a single Super Tuesday win

(Newser) - Donald Trump had his expected strong night on Super Tuesday, but he didn't post a clean sweep. He won seven states—Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, and Vermont—but Ted Cruz defeated him in the senator's own home state of Texas, in neighboring Oklahoma and in Alaska,... More »

Winners, Losers From GOP Debate

Will Rubio's attacks on Trump matter?

(Newser) - The debate post-mortems have a clear theme Friday morning: Marco Rubio is the consensus winner after his relentless attacks on Donald Trump, with the big question being whether it's too late to stop the frontrunner's momentum. Some highlights:
  • "This was not only Rubio's best debate performance.
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John Kasich: Women 'Left Their Kitchens' to Support Me

He told Va. rally crowd how he won election decades ago

(Newser) - Fresh off of defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich raised eyebrows again Monday in Fairfax, Va., Mediaite reports. Speaking at a campaign rally at George Mason University, the presidential candidate took on the subject of how he first got elected during his early days in politics, cluing the... More »

He's No. 2: It's a Big Night for John Kasich

He will finish second in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have cruised to an easy win in New Hampshire, but the night is proving to be a huge boon for John Kasich as well. The Ohio governor will finish in second place, reports ABC News , giving his once-flagging campaign a potentially life-saving boost. He was the top-searched... More »

Who Won, Lost the GOP Debate

Common theme: Good night for governors, bad for frontrunners

(Newser) - The Republicans wrapped up their last debate before New Hampshire votes on Tuesday, a particularly feisty affair in which Marco Rubio took the biggest hits . One theme emerging is that it was a good night for governors but not for frontrunners:
  • Dan Balz of the Washington Post : "Marco Rubio
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Who Won, Lost GOP Debate

This could be curtains for Carson, pundits say

(Newser) - Thursday night's GOP debate in South Carolina may have been the last good chance for low-polling candidates to shake things up a little—but while it was a feisty affair, it was short on surprises, with front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz dominating. Here's what the pundits are... More »

Cruz Turns Tables on Trump Over Birther Question

'I’m not going to use your mother’s birth against you,' he says

(Newser) - Ted Cruz got the birther question about 30 minutes into Thursday night's debate, and he used his response to ridicule the notion that he might not be eligible for the White House because of his birth in Canada. He's eligible, he reiterated, because his mother was an American... More »

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