Marco Rubio‘s campaign is urging people in Ohio to vote for his rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to stop rival Donald Trump from clinching the prized contest.
Alex Conant told The Associated Press Friday that the only way to stop Trump from sweeping next week’s basket of winner-take-all contests is to vote for Kasich in Ohio and Rubio in Florida.
Conant said that “If you want to stop Trump in Ohio, Kasich’s the only guy who can beat him there.”
Conant added: “Marco is the only guy who can beat him in Florida.”
He later elaborated:
“John Kasich is the one candidate in Ohio that can beat Donald Trump. So if you’re a Republican voter in Ohio and you don’t want Donald Trump to be the nominee, John Kasich is your best bet.
“If you’re a Republican voter in Florida and you don’t want Donald Trump to be the nomine, Marco Rubio is your best bet. That’s indisputable.” said Conant.
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says that his candidate is going to win in Ohio without Rubio’s help “just as he’s going to lose Florida without our help.”
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.