The following is an excerpt from REENA FLORES | May 4, 2016 | CBSNews.com |
John Kasich is ending his presidential bid, a day after the only other GOP candidate opposing Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race after Trump's resounding victory in Indiana, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett confirmed.
The Ohio governor is expected to deliver a statement at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, in Columbus, Ohio.
Kasich had cancelled a press event in Virginia Wednesday, fueling speculation about an exit from the race. He finished third in Indiana, behind Cruz. On Tuesday, Trump won at least 51 of the state's 57 delegates. He had already ceded Indiana, having forged an agreement with Ted Cruz in which he leave Indiana to Cruz and focus his own efforts on winning Oregon and New Mexico
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus referred to Trump as the "presumptive nominee" in a tweet Tuesday night, calling for other Republicans to rally behind the billionaire.
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