For John, BLUF: The question is, can all these folks make nice after the Convention? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Politico and Reporters Katie Clutch and Kyle Cheney. This reported was datelined at 10:21 PM on Sunday, updated at 11:09 PM. Here is the lede, plus some:
Ted Cruz and John Kasich have begun coordinating their campaign strategy to stop Donald Trump, an abrupt alliance announced Sunday night that includes Kasich quitting his efforts in Indiana and Cruz clearing a path for the Ohio governor in Oregon and New Mexico.Loop for a Rob Eno posting on Facebook.
“To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead,” Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement.
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The new Cruz-Kasich pact is an acknowledgment that neither man can overtake Trump in the race, and both know their best shot at preventing Trump from clinching the nomination outright is to team up to block his path and force a contested convention. And it may still be too late: Trump is closing in on the number of delegates he needs to win the nomination.
Hat tip to Drudge.
Regards — Cliff