What was once essentially a three person election – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, is close to shedding the youngest contender.
After the most recent primaries, Donald Trump commands a lead of 458 delegates to Cruz’s 359. Rubio has 151, while Kasich has 54. Rubio and Kasich would have to win a nearly impossible share of delegates from the remaining States to pull a victory – or even come close.
Kasich has put a date to when he’ll drop out: if he looses his home State (Ohio). As for Rubio, it’s speculative now, but he may be the next to hit the road, according to FOX News:
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) March 9, 2016
We are also getting reports that the Rubio campaign is telling voters in Ohio to support Governor Kasich on Tuesday, even more signs that his campaign may be dying!
Marco Rubio’s campaign says supporters of the Florida senator should back John Kasich in Ohio on Tuesday if they want to stop Donald Trump.
“If you are a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to defeat Donald Trump, your best chance in Ohio is John Kasich,” Alex Conant, Rubio’s communications director, told CNN.
“The same is true here in Florida,” Conant said, emphasizing that Rubio is the candidate best positioned to beat the real-estate mogul in the state’s primary Tuesday for its 99 winner-take-all delegates.
“Yes, my answer is John Kasich is the one candidate in Ohio that can beat Donald Trump,” Conant said when pressed on whether he was asking Rubio supporters to back Kasich in the governor’s state. “That’s stating the obvious.”
Mitt Romney last week urged Republicans to deny Trump as many delegates as possible by voting for the strongest non-Trump candidate in upcoming contests.
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