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Eye On Candidates
May 5, 2016

Kasich suspends campaign

Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign last evening, as The New York Times reports:

John Kasich Suspends Campaign for President

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, a moderate voice who tried to portray himself as the adult in the Republican primary field but failed to win any state but his own, ended his long-shot quest for the presidency on Wednesday, cementing Donald J. Trump’s grip on the presidential nomination.

Mr. Kasich’s departure, a day after Mr. Trump’s victory in the Indiana primary, leaves Mr. Trump as the only candidate remaining in the Republican race. His closest challenger, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, dropped out Tuesday night.

In remarks in Columbus, Ohio, that lasted about 15 minutes, Mr. Kasich recalled the emotional moments he had on the campaign trail and stressed the need to “live a life bigger than ourselves.” He did not mention Mr. Trump or explain why he was leaving the race.