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Media: Republican John Kasich also withdraws presidential candidacy

It is another end of a Republican in the US primary campaign: John Kasich, Donald Trump's last remaining Republican competitor, is ending his race for the White House candidacy, according to several US media. CNN, along with other stations and newspapers, cited the Ohio governor's campaign team. There has not yet been an official confirmation. Kasich canceled a planned TV appearance that evening.

Kasich had been optimistic to the end and stuck to his application, even though he had only won one state in the month-long primary race, his home state Ohio. In the area code on Tuesday in the state of Indiana, he landed in third place with a single-digit percentage. After the Indiana election, Ted Cruz, Senator from Texas, had already finished his campaign.

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He was one of the most experienced politicians in what was once 17 Republican applicants for the presidential run. Kasich entered the Ohio Senate at a young age, was then a member of parliament and, ultimately, in that capacity in Washington. The 63-year-old is considered very conservative. For years Kasich sat in Congress in Washington. There he made a name for himself as chairman of the budget committee, for example when he launched a plan to reduce the budget deficit together with then President Bill Clinton.

During the 2016 election campaign, Kasich tried more and more to present himself as a sober and rational voice of reason and as a middle-class man. His strategy was to keep the race open until the end and not give any opponent a majority in order to then perhaps come through as a compromise candidate in a fight vote. That failed thoroughly. Kasich refused to join the chorus of Republicans who see the US doomed in the eighth year of Barack Obama's presidency.

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The New York billionaire Trump no longer has a competitor among the Republicans who could dispute his candidacy. Formally, Trump still has to cross the threshold of 1,237 delegates to become the official Republican candidate for the presidency.

pab / djo (AFP, dpa, rtr)