Report: Kasich to lobby RNC leaders
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich will meet with Republican National Committee leaders in hopes of boosting his efforts to win the party's presidential nomination at this summer's convention.

Kasich will meet top RNC officials in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday in an event hosted by the organization’s Ohio members, according to CNN.


CNN on Thursday also reported that officials representing fellow candidates Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators at White House Senators confirm Erdoğan played 'propaganda' video in White House meeting MORE are also planning similar meetings next week.

Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe, senior adviser Saul Anuzis and delegate director Ken Cuccinelli will brief GOP leaders on their strategy to win.

The Trump campaign will make a similar pitch, CNN reported, but has not set a specific date or time yet.

Kasich ranks last in both delegates and voter support, making his path to the GOP nomination difficult without a contested convention.

Trump, the GOP front-runner leads him by about 20 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Trump also has 755 delegates to Cruz’s 545 and Kasich’s 143, according to the latest RealClearPolitics delegate count

Trump needs 1,237 delegates to seal the nomination before the convention in Cleveland in July.