Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Friday he is voting for Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican caucuses in Utah, saying Mr. Cruz is likely the best shot at denying Donald Trump the party’s presidential nomination at this point.
“The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention,” Mr. Romney said in a statement on his Facebook page. “At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible.”
Mr. Romney recently campaigned for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Mr. Kasich’s home state, and said he would have voted for Mr. Kasich in Ohio.
“But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail,” Mr. Romney said.