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Trump 'interested in vetting' Kasich as VP

Posted: 5:09 PM, May 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-04 17:09:07-04
Trump 'interested in vetting' Kasich as VP

Despite Ohio governor and GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich's expected suspension of his campaign for the party’s nomination Wednesday, it doesn’t mean he’s necessarily out of the race for the White House.

In an interview with CNN Wednesday, following a decisive victory in the Indiana GOP primary, presumptive nominee Donald Trump expressed interest in vetting Kasich as a possible running mate in the general election.

“I’d be very interested in vetting John,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I like John, I’ve had a very good relationship with John. I’ve gotten along with him well.

“I think John will be very helpful with Ohio, even as governor,” he said.

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s primary in the Hoosier state, the Washington Post predicted Trump’s running mate would be one of five potential candidates, including Kasich among them, as well as former primary opponents, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.