Kasich to drop out of presidential race this afternoon

Kasich to drop out of presidential race this afternoon

For some, he represented the last best hope of a statesman who would govern from the center with an eye toward bridging the ever-widening partisan gap worsened by eight years of an Obama presidency.

This afternoon, that hope was dashed as the last duck took its place in the proverbial row, adding to the seeming inevitability of a Trump nomination.

Several sources, ranging from Fox News anchor Bret Baier to CNBC, reported within the hour that John Kasich would announce later today that he is suspending his campaign.

Here’s the CNBC video:

The associated article cites sources close to the Ohio governor who report that Kasich canceled a campaign event scheduled to take place this afternoon in order to make a statement from his home state at 5 p.m. ET.

Baier went on to surmise on Twitter:

Stay tuned for the announcement.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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