Cruz, Kasich say they will cooperate to beat Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hosts a campaign rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on April 21, 2016. (WHTM)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hosts a campaign rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on April 21, 2016. (WHTM)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The presidential campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich say they are launching collaborative strategies to deprive Donald Trump the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.

Both Cruz and Kasich’s campaigns released statements Sunday saying that Cruz will focus his campaign resources on winning enough delegates in Indiana, while Kasich will focus his efforts on western states including Oregon and New Mexico.

Trump, the current front-runner, needs 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination. If he falls short, the Republican convention in July will evolve into a rare contested convention.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the system, saying he should win the nomination even if he falls slightly short of the majority – something officials with the Republican National Committee have ruled out.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

1 thought on “Cruz, Kasich say they will cooperate to beat Trump

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s