Kasich Gets Big Win In Home State Of Ohio
By Travis Thayer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a much-needed primary win in his home state of Ohio of Tuesday. Photo credit: Aaron P. Bernstein.
(Undated) – Republicans in Ohio cast their votes in presidential primaries on Tuesday.
Ohio Governor John Kasich gained a much needed victory in his home state, defeating GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, 47 to 36 percent. Ted Cruz received 13 percent support.
Kasich’s win was his first of the primary season, and it keeps him within reach of the GOP nomination after outlasting Trump in the Buckeye State’s winner-take-all primary.
After his win, Kasich promised that he will not run a negative campaign.
“I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land,” said Kasich.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who only received three percent of primary votes in Ohio, suspended his campaign after losing his home state of Florida to Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton took the democratic presidential primary, defeating Bernie Sanders 56 to 43 percent.