Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Stalwart Never-Trumper, Plans DC Speech For Thursday

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a town hall at Thomas farms Community Center , on Monday, April 25, 2016, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), a never-Trumper and potential 2020 presidential candidate, is planning to give a speech in Washington, D.C., less than 48 hours after polls close, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Kasich, who lost to Trump in the GOP primaries, plans to give a speech outlining his vision for the future of the Republican Party after months of public consternation with Trump.

He plans to give the speech on Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-enterprise think tank, according to unnamed sources at the Cincinnati Enquirer. He will give the speech regardless of whether Clinton or Trump wins, although sources for the Enquirer posit that he hopes to be a part of the national conversation on the status of the GOP.

Although Kasich signed a pledge to support whomever the GOP nominee was, in October he announced he could not vote for Trump.

On Monday Oct. 31, Kasich voted early for Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) for President. Under Ohio law, his write-in does not count.

Kasich will conclude his second and final term as Ohio governor in 2018.