Kasich staying in race to be Trump's VP, Cruz speculates
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE on Monday speculated that Republican presidential rival John Kasich is staying in the GOP race to be tapped as front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE's running mate.

“I have no good explanation," for Kasich staying in the race, Cruz said during a Fox News interview. “Maybe he’s auditioning to be Donald Trump’s vice president.”
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Cruz said that as the race stands, Kasich is keeping him and Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates needed to lock up the GOP nomination before the party's convention in July.
 
"If John Kasich were not in the race, we would get to 1,237. It is possible," Cruz said of his own odds, characterizing Kasich as the "spoiler" in the GOP race now.
 
Kasich is now mathematically unable to secure a majority of delegates through state elections and would have to wait to win them over when they convene at the party's convention.
 
Cruz acknowledged it would be "more difficult" for him to win the necessary delegates before a contested convention if Kasich stays in the race.
 
 
Kasich has long insisted he wouldn't become a vice presidential candidate, saying earlier this month there was "zero chance" he'd do it and that there was "no way" he'd team up with Trump.
 
Cruz made his remarks during a pre-taped interview with Fox anchor Bret Baier for his "Special Report" that aired before Kasich, Trump and Cruz spoke at a major pro-Israel conference in Washington.