John Kasich Urged By Rivals To Back Out Of GOP Race, Ted Cruz Launches Attack Ads

Val Powell

John Kasich has been getting pressure from his Republican presidential rivals, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, to drop out of the race.

The Texas senator has released new advertisements against the governor and has openly said that John Kasich is costing him his chances of defeating Donald Trump.

As the Wisconsin primary looms closer, Ted Cruz has been expressing his frustration over Kasich, noting that voters will most likely "revolt" if the Republican Party leaders choose John Kasich over himself or Donald Trump at the contested convention in July.

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One of the campaign spokesmen of John Kasich, Rob Nichols, commented on the advertisements released by the Senator Cruz's team. He noted that the ads were deceptive, adding that the accusations did not work back in 2014 and still won't work now. The spokesman continued, "Ohioans know that the governor has no say in what companies receive tax credits, and they also know Ohio has created more than 415,000 jobs since Governor Kasich took office."

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As for Donald Trump, Cruz claims that he would easily win the Republican nomination if or when John Kasich dropped out of the race, further commenting that the Ohio governor is stealing his votes. However, the real estate mogul did note that the governor should just drop out, as his 143-delegate total has not moved since his Ohio win.

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Since Donald Trump has been making controversial comments regarding abortion, immigrants, and Muslims, he is not favored by many Republican delegates. As a result, the convention will most likely create problems for him.

Another spokesman for John Kasich, Chris Schrimpf, has commented on the statements of Donald Trump regarding the governor following in the footsteps of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who both dropped out of the race weeks ago. Schrimpf shared, "Since he thinks it's such a good idea, we look forward to Trump dropping out before the convention."

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The Wisconsin primaries are scheduled for this Tuesday.

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