Kasich campaign pushing for April debate

A strategist for John Kasich's campaign on Friday said the campaign is pushing for a town hall-style debate with GOP presidential rivals Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE two days before the Wisconsin primary next month. 

John Weaver tweeted that the campaign was working with Fox News to set up the event April 3, adding: "Hope Cruz & Tump accept. We have."
 
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A network spokesman did not immediately return an inquiry about the event. 
 
Donald Trump backed out of a debate scheduled by the network earlier this month, citing a schedule conflict.
 
It was the second Fox debate Trump has withdrawn from, after another in late January. The latest debate was canceled after Kasich also said he wouldn't appear without Trump on stage. 
 
Cruz, in second place in the delegate count, has repeatedly called for a one-on-one debate with Trump. He and Kasich are aiming to deny the businessman the necessary number of delegates to lock up the nomination, forcing a contested convention.
 
Candidates have appeared in multiple town hall-style forums in addition to the dozen prime-time debates hosted by networks.
 
The candidates will appear in Milwaukee on Tuesday for a town hall hosted by CNN, a week before the April 5 primary in Wisconsin.