John Kasich to drop out of GOP nomination race

Posted: 11:48 AM, May 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-04 14:37:30-04

Donald Trump's final competitor is apparently throwing in the towel.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich — the last hopeful Republican presidential candidate contending against Trump for the party's nomination — is expected to address the media at 5 p.m. Eastern. The sudden announcement led to immediate speculation that Kasich was dropping out of the GOP race.

NBC News reported that Kasich was indeed suspending his campaign.

Kasich reportedly canceled a scheduled campaign event in Virginia before announcing the press conference that is to take place in Columbus, Ohio, according to Bloomberg .

Kasich's events calendar at his campaign website was empty as of Wednesday morning.

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