Republican Kasich cancels media appearance, plans statement

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Posted: May 04, 2016 11:48 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich, the long-shot candidate who only won his own state in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, canceled a media appearance on Wednesday in Virginia and scheduled a 5 p.m. ET statement in Columbus, Ohio, his campaign said.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump's decisive victory in the Indiana primary on Tuesday night forced another rival, Ted Cruz, to suspend his candidacy and prompted speculation that Kasich, running a distant third, would do the same.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)