Mitt Romney is blasting out robo-calls on behalf of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz in the two Western states holding primary contests Tuesday – dismissing underdog candidate John Kasich in the process, all in the name of thwarting Donald Trump.
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has recorded calls for the Texas senator in Arizona and Utah. In them, he declares, “At this point, a vote for John Kasich is a vote for Donald Trump.”
The calls follow Romney on Friday throwing his support behind Cruz – at least for now — and saying he represents the best chance at prolonging the election and forcing an open convention in July.
Cruz, who enjoys broad support from top Utah leaders, could have the upper hand in the state, which awards 40 delegates on Tuesday. Trump, though, has been rallying crowds in Arizona, which awards a prized winner-take-all batch of 58 delegates on Tuesday as well.