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Kasich Staying In GOP Race For The White House

Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigning for president
Thomas Bradley
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WOSU News

Gov. John Kasich is not abandoning his quest for the White House in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Indiana.

His campaign issued a statement on Facebook early Wednesday saying that the election results "are not going to alter Gov. Kasich's campaign plans."

The statement adds: "Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention. The comments from Trump, on the verge of winning in Indiana, heighten the differences between Governor Kasich and his positive, inclusive approach and the disrespectful ramblings from Donald Trump."

Kasich has won just one primary - his home state of Ohio - and trails Trump by nearly 900 delegates.

Kasich pledged to stay in the race, with his campaign manager saying the governor would continue to "offer the voters a clear choice for our country."