Governor John Kasich has won Republican presidential primary in his home state of Ohio while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has padded her lead over rival Bernie Sanders by securing the Democratic primary, a US media report has said.
With the win in Ohio, Kasich has registered his first one in the presidential campaign. It also helped him to earn all the 66 delegates at stake from the State taking his total to 129 delegates which keeps him at the fourth spot in the GOP’s race to the White House behind front runner Donald Trump (568), Ted Cruz (370) and Rubio (163) who has now opted out of the race.
Kasich exuded confidence that he would be able to garner through 1237 delegates required to win presidential nomination of the Republican party.
This would be known only in the weeks to come. However, his Ohio win did put a speed breaker to the impressive winning streak of Trump who have bagged other States, including crucial Florida.
On the Democratic side, Clinton defeated her rival Senator Bernie Sanders with nearly 30 percent margin.