Reports: John Kasich To Suspend His Presidential Bid At 5 PM ET

AP

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is expected to suspend his bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports from NBC and Ohio TV station WKYC.

The Ohio governor abruptly canceled a scheduled press conference in Virginia on Wednesday morning, announcing that he would instead be presenting a statement from his hometown of Columbus at 5 p.m. ET.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dropped out of the race on Tuesday night after a devastating loss in the Indiana primary, foreclosing the possibility of a contested convention. This left Kasich, who won only his home state’s primary and had no mathematical possibility of securing the delegates needed to win the nomination, with no path to victory.

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