Just days after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) indicated he would cede campaigning in Oregon to John Kasich, local media outlets reported the Ohio governor was nowhere to be found on the state’s pamphlet for voters.
Cruz and frontrunner Donald Trump are the only Republicans that show up in the state-issued literature, which features a statement and photo of all the candidates that will appear on the state’s ballot on May 17.
The Register-Guard described the pamphlet as “one of the most cost-effective advertising tools in the state” because it’s free and mailed out to every Oregon household, about 1.5 million in total.
Presidential candidates can either pay $3,500 for a half-page statement or get in for free by submitting 500 signatures from supporters.
The pamphlet includes Kasich’s name among the 2016 GOP hopefuls in the table of contents but notes he chose not to submit a statement.
The news comes after the Cruz and Kasich campaigns said they would focus on campaigning in states where each has the best chances of beating Trump: Cruz in Indiana and Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
But Kasich bungled the plan in action on Monday, saying he wouldn’t urge his supporters to vote for anyone else.
View the pamphlet online via the Oregon Secretary of State‘s office.