Kasich moves to hold on to his delegates
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is instructing his delegates to stick with him, according to a new report.
 
Kasich, who suspended presidential his campaign earlier this month, has asked his 161 delegates to remain bound to him through the Republican National Convention in July, The Washington Post reports.
 
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The governor made the request in personal letters sent Monday to GOP officials in the 16 states and D.C. where he won delegates, according to the newspaper.
 
An aide told the Post that Kasich thinks holding on to his delegates could provide leverage to push presumptive nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE to be more of a positive and unifying force. Trump is likely to clinch the nomination before the convention.
 
 
Kasich has so far withheld his endorsement of Trump and has insisted that he's not interested in being his running mate.