Marco Rubio’s campaign is urging people in Ohio to vote for his rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to stop rival Donald Trump from clinching the prized contest.
Alex Conant told the Associated Press Friday that the only way to stop Trump from sweeping next week’s basket of winner-take-all contests is to vote for Kasich in Ohio and Rubio in Florida.
Conant said that “If you want to stop Trump in Ohio, Kasich’s the only guy who can beat him there.”
Conant added: “Marco is the only guy who can beat him in Florida.”
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says that his candidate is going to win in Ohio without Rubio’s help “just as he’s going to lose Florida without our help.”
The AP delegate count thus far:
– Donald Trump: 459.
– Ted Cruz: 360.
– Marco Rubio: 152.
– John Kasich: 54.
Needed to win the nomination: 1,237.
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