John Kasich drops out of presidential race

By Phil MattinglyGloria BorgerDana BashSara MurrayDavid Mark and Tom LoBianco, CNN

(CNN)John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, he said Wednesday.

Kasich’s decision to suspend his efforts came after he improbably became the last challenger to Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night when Ted Cruz dropped out.
“I have always said that the Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone,” Kasich told reporters in Columbus, Ohio. “And as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward, and fulfill the purpose of my life.”
Even before winning his home state of Ohio in March, Kasich was facing pressure to get out of the race, with no clear path to victory. His campaign never became more than a spoiler run, designed to keep Trump from getting the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention.
But he was not yet ready to quit. Kasich had fundraisers scheduled in the Washington area Wednesday, and was on a plane at the Columbus airport when he had a change of heart.
After having the plane taxi back from the runway, according to one source close to Kasich, he then called four of his closest friends, and said, “My heart is not in this.” The source said that his friends then told Kasich that if his heart is not in it, he ought to do what he needs to do.
Kasich was always a somewhat offbeat Republican contender, who laughed at himself on the trail, occasionally took positions more in line with Democrats (like expanding Medicaid in Ohio) and touted his ability to work across the aisle. He sometimes even joked that he would have done better in the Democratic primaries than in the crowded Republican field.


Ted Cruz Ends 2016 Presidential Campaign


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday after failing to top Donald Trump in the Indiana Republican primary.

“From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory,” Cruz told supporters at an election night rally in Indianapolis. “Tonight, I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed.”

A surprised crowd gasped and booed as Cruz made the announcement.

“Together we left it all on the field in Indiana,” Cruz said. “We gave it everything we got. But the voters chose another path.”

NBC News projects Cruz will finish second in the Hoosier State, well behind Trump in a state that was crucial for Cruz to win in order to prevent Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the presidential nomination.

Trump’s commanding victory is projected to deliver him well over 40 delegates, making it unlikely the front runner fails in getting a majority of the delegates.

In the final weeks of his campaign, Cruz made a number of unconventional moves in the hopes of bolstering a campaign that was running well behind Trump in the polls. He and Ohio Gov. John Kasich entered into an informal pact, each announcing they would not compete in states where the other was running closer to Trump.


Indiana Primary Results

Republican Primary

Trump has won Indiana, according to A.P.


 Donald J. Trump

561,250 53.3% 51

 Ted Cruz

386,620 36.7

 John Kasich

79,103 7.5
Other 26,728 2.5

1,053,701 votes, 93% reporting (4,984 of 5,374 precincts)

Winner called by A.P.

Democratic Primary

Sanders has won Indiana, according to A.P.


 Bernie Sanders

313,907 52.7% 42

 Hillary Clinton

281,850 47.3 36

595,757 votes, 93% reporting (4,984 of 5,374 precincts)

Winner called by A.P.


April 26, 2016 Primary Results

REPUBs    Conn.28     Del.16     Md.38     Pa.17    R.I.19 DelegatesTotal


 58%  61%  54%  57%  64% 949


12% 16% 19% 22% 10% 544


29% 20% 23% 19% 24% 153
Reporting 99% 100% 99% 99% 100% 1,237 to win

Pennsylvania Republican delegates only include pledged delegates. The state has 54 unpledged delegates.

DEMs   Conn.55     Del.21    Md.95    Pa.189    R.I.24 DelegatesTotal


 52%  60%  63%  56% 43% 1,640


47% 39% 33% 44%  55% 1,331
Reporting 99% 100% 99% 99% 100% 2,383 to win

Democratic delegates only include pledged delegates.

New York Primary Results

Republican Primary

Trump has won New York.


 Donald J. Trump

        518,601         60.5%            89

 John Kasich

       214,755          25.1              3

 Ted Cruz

        123,894           14.5
Other              0           0.0

857,250 votes, 98% reporting (14,838 of 15,067 precincts)

Democratic Primary

Clinton has won New York.


 Hillary Clinton

1,037,344         57.9%          139

 Bernie Sanders

752,739          42.1          106

1,790,083 votes, 98% reporting (14,838 of 15,067 precincts)

Wyoming Convention Results

Republican Conventions

 Ted Cruz 644 66.3% 9
 Marco Rubio 189 19.5 1
 Donald J. Trump 70 7.2 1
 John Kasich 0 0.0
Uncommitted 68 7.0 1
Other 0 0.0


ABC News

  • INES DELACUETARA CASPER, Wyoming — Apr 16, 2016

Ted Cruz swept all 14 delegate slots at stake in today’s Wyoming state Republican Party convention, marking yet another state meeting where Cruz’s ground game and local party leader support boosted his delegate pursuit of Donald Trump.

The Texas senator’s success here means that 23 of the state’s 29 delegates will be bound to Cruz on the first ballot. Trump has one, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has one and the other four are uncommitted.

Of the 14 alternates, seven are Cruz supporters and seven are uncommitted.

Following his sweep of Colorado’s delegates last weekend, the Cruz campaign was once again showing its organizational prowess, strengthening his good position in multilevel convention contests where local party officials choose the state’s national delegates.

Donald Trump‘s organization in the state failed to fill a full slate of 14 preferred delegates for the open slots. Only six names were on the Trump slate even though any registered Republican in the state was eligible to be nominated with the support of just one of the almost 500 state-level delegates.



State Committee Reorg Meeting April 5, 2016


With little dissent, the term of Kirsten Hughes as Chair was extended through 2016.

Ron Kaufman was re-elected by unanimous proclamation as National Committeeman.

Keiko Orall defeated Chanel Prunier to become the new National Committeewoman by a vote of 41 to 37, with one blank.

Angela Davis was re-appointed as Secretary.  Brendan O’Connell lost to incumbent Treasurer Brent Anderson by a vote of 45 to 34.

Rich Berrena won re-election as Region 1 Chair.  Rob Cappuci won the Region 3 Chair seat.  Mark Townsend won Region 5.  The results of Region 2 are not known at this time.  Region 4 is undecided as of now.




Wisconsin Primary Results

Republican Primary

Cruz has won Wisconsin.


 Ted Cruz

527,064 48.3% 33

 Donald J. Trump

383,598 35.1 3

 John Kasich

153,514 14.1
Other 28,135 2.6

1,092,311 votes, 99% reporting (3,848 of 3,852 precincts)

Democratic Primary

Sanders has won Wisconsin.


 Bernie Sanders

563,127 56.5% 45

 Hillary Clinton

429,758 43.1 31
Other 3,270 0.3

996,155 votes, 99% reporting (3,848 of 3,852 precincts)

CRTC t-shirt sale Vote Republican – We Believe in America

Fellow Patriots,
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Chelmsford Republican Town Committee