“When you go 1-for-27, that’s a problem,” Cruz said of Kasich during a Friday interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
 
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“At this point, it is clear the voters have decided it’s a two-man race,” he added. “It is between me and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE. We are the only two candidates with any plausible path to win the nomination.”
 
Trump has 678 delegates, with 1,237 needed to win the nomination. Cruz has 423.  
 
Kasich trails with 143 delegates and has only won one state contest: his home state of Ohio on Tuesday, where he picked up 66 delegates.
 
Cruz acknowledged the possibility of a contested convention but said he is running to win the nomination outright.
 
“The way to do it is to beat Donald at the ballot box, as we have done over and over and over again in nine states all over the country,” he said.