Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN Sunday that he wouldn’t be urging voters in Florida to support Sen. Marco Rubio to thwart Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary on Tuesday.
It’s not that he doesn’t like Rubio, or particularly likes Trump. It’s just that Kasich is, well, for Kasich.
“My people aren’t like robots — go do this, go do that,” Kasich told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union. “I mean I’m not really campaigning in Florida. I tried to actually call Marco last night to wish him good luck. I couldn’t get through to him. But look, at the end of the day how do you tell your people that are for you to go vote for somebody else? After all, I’m not into a Stop-Trump as more as I’m Be-For-Kasich movement.”
On Friday, Rubio’s campaign suggested that that the Florida senator’s supporters vote for Kasich in Ohio.
Kasich leads Trump in Ohio, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Rubio well behind, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Meanwhile, Trump has a large lead over Rubio in Florida.