John Kasich Plans to Suspend His Presidential Campaign

May 4th 2016

Kyle Jaeger

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich plans to suspend his presidential campaign on Wednesday, a source told NBC News.

John Kasich

The development comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican primary race, CNBC reports. Kasich came in last place in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday, with only 8 percent of the vote.

After results from the Indiana primary were posted on Tuesday, Kasich's campaign released a statement that suggested he would stay in the race in the hopes of a contested convention. The statement read:

"Tonight’s results are not going to alter Gov. Kasich’s campaign plans. Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention. The comments from Trump, on the verge of winning in Indiana, heighten the differences between Governor Kasich and his positive, inclusive approach and the disrespectful ramblings from Donald Trump."

This leaves GOP front-runner Donald Trump as the last remaining Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race. He was already declared the "presumptive nominee" by the chair of the Republican National Committee on Tuesday.

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