Kasich advisers to meet with establishment members on GOP Convention strategy
A Republican aide says top campaign advisers to Ohio Gov. John Kasich plan to meet with leading GOP activists in Washington.
The meeting Wednesday aims to discuss the presidential candidate’s strategy for continuing his campaign and battling for the nomination at the party’s Cleveland convention in July.
The aide, who spoke anonymously because the details have not been made public, says Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman helped organize Wednesday’s session. Portman is a long-time friend of Kasich and was his colleague when Kasich was in Congress.
The meeting comes a day after a GOP Wisconsin presidential primary in which Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was victorious over businessman Donald Trump and Kasich. The only contest the Ohio governor has so far won was in his home state, but he continues to compile a modest number of delegates – delegates that could be crucial in the tight race for the nomination.
Those attending Wednesday’s meeting include Kasich top strategist John Weaver and Charlie Black, a long-time Republican operative now advising Kasich’s campaign, the aide said.
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