Kasich Stumps Trump in Ohio, But Bigoted Billionaire Ends Rubio with Florida Win

While Gov. John Kasich clinched a must-win primary victory in his home state of Ohio on Tuesday, Donald Trump trounced his remaining Republican rivals elsewhere by claiming victories in Illinois, North Carolina, and Florida.

Following his defeat to the billionaire reality show host in the winner-take-all Florida primary, Sen. Marc Rubio suspended his campaign, leaving only Kasich and Ted Cruz as the two candidates left standing against Trump.

“After tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year we will not be on the winning side,” Rubio told supporters as he conceded the results.

As of this writing, the Republican primary in Missouri—where Trump and Cruz were neck-and-neck—has yet to be called.

Despite Trump’s wins, Tuesday night’s results—specifically Kasich’s win in Ohio—are widely seen as increasing the chances of a contested GOP convention. As Politico reports:

Following his win in Ohio, Kasich told a crowd of supporters he would continue to run an issue-oriented and positive campaign as a way to counter the bluster and incendiary nature of Trump’s message.

“We’re going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination,” Kasich said to cheers and chants of his name. “We’ve got one more trip around Ohio this coming fall and we will beat Hillary Clinton and I will become President of the United States.” 

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