Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option
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Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep presumptive presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE from the White House, according to a Washington Post report.

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Other prospects include Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May.

Kasich’s chief strategist, John Weaver, said the governor isn’t interested in running as an independent.

A Sasse spokesman declined to comment.

But it’s not looking too good for a late-in-the-game third-party bid, according to the report.

Deadlines have passed to get on the ballot in big states like Texas, though organizers argue a legal challenge there would be successful.