Rarely in American political history has a presidential candidate’s campaign urged voters to cast a ballot for his rival. As further evidence of the 2016 Republican presidential primary’s volatile nature, however, that is precisely what one campaign mouthpiece is doing ahead of Tuesday’s Ohio primary.
Marco Rubio communications director Alex Conant, who just days ago was employed to dispel CNN’s report that the Florida senator was planning an imminent campaign suspension, appeared on the network again Friday to urge Ohio Republicans to join him in an unusual strategy.
As a clear GOP voter coalition emerges to take down unconventional front-runner Donald Trump, Conant conceded the best way to achieve this goal is to back John Kasich, not Rubio, in the Ohio primary.
Currently serving as the state’s governor, polls show Kasich presents the best campaign to defeat Trump in Ohio.
“If you are a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to defeat Donald Trump,” Conant said, “your best chance is John Kasich.”
Of course, Rubio’s home state also hosts its primary on Tuesday — and Conant’s advice was much different to Republicans in that state.
Read more from this story, “Rubio Campaign Just Told Supporters to Vote for Kasich,” HERE.