Rubio campaign: Vote for Kasich to beat Trump

Marco Rubio's campaign is telling voters to support another candidate, John Kasich, in order to defeat Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Kasich's home state of Ohio next week.

"If you’re a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to beat Donald Trump, your best chance in Ohio is John Kasich, because John Kasich is the sitting governor and he’s closest to Donald Trump in some of the polls there," Rubio's campaign manager Alex Conant said on CNN.

Conant likewise called for those who want to defeat Trump to support Rubio in his home state of Florida. The remarks back a strategy some have called for to divide enough delegates to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination outright at the party convention in July.

A recent Fox News poll showed Kasich leading Trump in Ohio, though previous surveys have put the billionaire businessman ahead. Rubio meanwhile trails Trump in Florida.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25

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