John Kasich will announce Wednesday that he is dropping out of the GOP presidential race, CNN reports. The Ohio governor has scheduled a 5pET/2pPT event to make the announcement.
#Breaking: John Kasich will drop out of the 2016 presidential race, sources tell CNN https://t.co/71oF3H6C30 pic.twitter.com/3ux2RTCWlP-- CNN (@CNN) May 4, 2016
The decision comes a day after Ted Cruz quit the 2016 Republican race, making Donald Trump the winner of the party's nomination.
Earlier Wednesday, Kasich posted a Star Wars themed video on Twitter titled "Our Only Hope," which suggested that Kasich was the GOP's only hope in defeating Hillary Clinton in November.
Our Only Hope#MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDayhttps://t.co/Bi2qNGw2oM-- John Kasich (@JohnKasich) May 4, 2016
His decision to drop out also comes hours after his campaign insisted in a Facebook page that Trump's Indiana victory and Cruz's defeat would not deter him.
Tonight's results are not going to alter Gov. Kasich's campaign plans. Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention. The comments from Trump, on the verge of winning in Indiana, heighten the differences between Governor Kasich and his positive, inclusive approach and the disrespectful ramblings from Donald Trump.