WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich announced he is dropping out of the race for US president.
"I have always said that the Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone, and as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfil the purpose of my life," Kasich said on Wednesday.
Kasich’s withdrawal from the election makes Donald Trump the presumed nominee of the Republican Party.
Kasich routinely came in second or third place behind Trump during recent US primary elections.
Rival candidate US Senator Ted Cruz announced on Tuesday evening that he was ending his presidential bid after coming in second to Trump in the primary in the US state of Indiana.