John Kasich is suspending his bid for the White House, NBC News is reporting.
He will make an announcement about his campaign at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, his campaign said. Kasich abruptly canceled a news conference planned for Wednesday morning outside Washington, D.C.
The report follows Kasich’s third-place finish in Indiana, where GOP front-runner Donald Trump dominated with a landslide victory.
Kasich agreed to cease campaigning in the Hoosier State to clear a path for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in an effort to stop Trump from getting the needed delegates to secure the nomination.
But Cruz suspended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after a devastating loss to Trump. Cruz and Kasich had already been mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination on the first ballot.