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Kasich tipped to pull out after Trump's Indiana win

The Republican presidential nomination contest is all but over.

Nevil Gibson
Thu, 05 May 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected to stand aside today, handing the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump.

The other contender, Ted Cruz, announced he was quitting the race after failing to hold back Mr Trump in yesterday’s Indiana primary.

Mr Kasich, a successful governor, pitched himself as the moderate alternative to Mr Trump's populism and Mr Cruz's hard-line conservatism.

Mr Kasich’s departure from the campaign came after he abruptly cancelled a planned appearance at a private airport terminal in Washington DC.

He had planned to host a series of fundraising events but planned attendance diminished after Mr Trump’s commanding victory in Indiana.

Mr Kasich won only his home state in the March 15 primary and failed to gain any more delegates in 10 of 12 states. He took just five delegates from Rhode Island and four from New York.

During that same time Mr Trump won 315 bound delegates.

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Nevil Gibson
Thu, 05 May 2016
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Kasich tipped to pull out after Trump's Indiana win