Breaking News: Kasich wins OH, refuses to take ‘low road’ to presidency
The Ohio governor beat back a challenge from Donald Trump in a home-state election Tuesday that keeps Kasich's underdog campaign alive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination:
John Kasich says he won’t take the “low road” in his party’s divisive presidential primary after a home-state win in Ohio.
“The campaign goes on,” Kasich told a crowd in Berea, Ohio Tuesday night.
Kasich’s speech was interrupted by a protester wearing clothes with Trump’s campaign logo — “Make America Great Again.
To that, Kasich joked that he appreciates a good, “peaceful protest every once in a while” since he went to college in the 1970’s.
By winning the Republican primary in Ohio, John Kasich picked up all 66 of the state’s delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Now all he has to do is win 91 percent of the remaining delegates and he can clinch the nomination before the convention this summer.
Marco Rubio has more delegates than Kasich has, and the Florida senator suspended his campaign Tuesday night.
Donald Trump still leads the race for delegates, with 568. Ted Cruz has 370 delegates, Kasich has 129 and Rubio left the race with 163.
It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.