On the heels of his Ohio victory last week, John Kasich finished in fourth place during Tuesday's Republican battle in Arizona and Idaho -- trailing behind Marco Rubio who is no longer in the race.
Turns out more people in those states cast their ballot for Rubio, who finished third within the Republicans overall.
Rubio ceased his presidential campaign after losing Florida on March 15.
Kasich did have a stronger finish in Utah, however, with 16.9 percent of the votes. That was second to Cruz’s 69.2 percent take.
For weeks now, Kasich has been receiving pressure to drop out of the race due to his poor performance at the polls. The only state he was won thus far is Ohio.
Meanwhile, Cruz, the second-place contender for the Republican Party behind Donald Trump, has been labeling Kasich as a "spoiler" candidate. He has argued that voting for Kasich is like casting a ballot for Trump.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd asked Kasich if he and Cruz are handing more delegates to Trump inadvertently by both of them staying in the race.
“Well maybe Ted ought to get out because he can’t win the fall,” Kasich said. “Maybe these people that are hot on that ought to tell him to do it. They tried to tell me to get out of the race how many times? Now they should be thanking me for staying in because if Trump had won Ohio it would be over.”
When it comes to the Republican nomination, Kasich says he is the only person who can beat Hillary Clinton.
“No one is going to that convention with enough delegates. I will have more delegates moving in there that will give me momentum, and then the delegates are going to decide who can win in the fall. The other guys can’t win in the fall. Hillary will be president. Secondly, I’ve got the record, the experience, the vision and the ability to bring people together to be a good president.”
Trump remains the clear frontrunner with large majority of the delegates.
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