Rubio Asks Supporters to Vote For Kasich in Ohio


Is there anything they won’t do to try to stop Trump?

In what many have called a low-blow move, Marco Rubio has made an unusual request of his supporters – to vote for someone else instead of himself, in an effort to stop the GOP front runner, Donald Trump.  

From Chicago Tribune:  “Vote for home-state Gov. John Kasich in next Tuesday’s Ohio primary, not for Marco Rubio,” Republicans are being urged … by Marco Rubio. It’s all part of the extraordinary tactics Donald Trump’s presidential foes are resorting to in last-ditch efforts to block the party’s front-runner.

“If you want to stop Trump in Ohio, Kasich’s the only guy who can beat him there,” Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.

In turn, Florida Sen. Rubio is hoping to win in his home state on Tuesday, thereby splitting the day’s two big delegate prizes and keeping them out of Trump’s hands.

While only Kasich can take on Trump in Ohio, “Marco is the only guy who can beat him in Florida,” Conant said.

Polls suggest Kasich has a better chance in his state than Rubio has in Florida, but it’s important to both of them — and to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the other man in a four-corner fight — to keep Trump from sweeping the two big states and taking a big step toward sewing up the Republican nomination.

Trump, for his part, showed off his latest success Friday, introducing a significant new ally at a news conference at his Palm Beach resort. Standing at Trump’s side, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson endorsed his former GOP rival and warned that a failure to rally behind him would “fracture the party in an irreparable way.”

Carson said that he and Trump had “buried the hatchet” after months of political wrangling, describing the front-runner as a “very cerebral” person.

Rubio, fighting for his political life, said it is Trump who could destroy the party given the many Republicans who vow never to support the New York real estate mogul.

(Read more at Chicago Tribune)

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