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John Kasich to drop out of GOP nomination race

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 14:37:02-04

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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