Washington, May 4: A day after Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich also ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday according to two persons briefed on his decision. Kasich's exit would leave front-runner Donald Trump alone in the fray. [Ted Cruz withdraws after Indiana loss]
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Kasich, a moderate voice who failed to win any state but his own, was never in a serious position to challenge Trump. He had just 153 delegates to his name as againt Trump's 1047, who now needs just 190 delegates to get the nomination. [Why candidate Trump & President Trump will be poles apart]
Both Cruz and Kasich left the race after Trump's overwhelming victory in Indiana primary on Tuesday (May 3).
Kasich's only high point was that he outlasted the other governors in the Republican field. His survival spoke about his refusal to drop out aven after it was clear that the voters were not considering his campaign as seriously as that of Trump.
Seventeen candidates were in the fray when the race for the GOP nomination had started.