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John Kasich suspends presidential campaign

Ohio Gov. John Kasich canceled a media appearance

Ohio Gov. John Kasich canceled a media appearance on May 4, 2016, in Virginia and scheduled a 5 p.m. statement in Columbus, Ohio, his campaign said. The statement comes one day after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for president. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton

Republican John Kasich ended his longshot presidential bid on Wednesday, leaving Donald Trump's path clear to capture the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Kasich, 63, the Ohio governor and a former U.S. congressman, had vowed just a day earlier to keep running after U.S. Senator Ted Cruz dropped out following a poor showing in Indiana's Republican primary on Tuesday.

Kasich, who was able to win only his own state in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, canceled a media appearance on Wednesday in Virginia and held a news conference in Columbus, Ohio.

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