Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at two stops in the Buckeye State.
“This is the guy that Ohio needs to vote for. America is counting on you,” Romney said at a town-hall forum in North Canton.
Romney did not officially endorse Kasich, but it is the first time he campaigned for a candidate during the GOP primary. The former Massachusetts governor also recorded robocalls for Kasich, something Florida Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] received as well.
Although Romney obscured Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from his remarks, he alluded to the New York billionaire throughout his speech.
According to reports, Romney and supporters of the “Never Trump” movement asked voters to back Kasich, Rubio or Texas Senator [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] in states where it would keep Trump from earning the majority of GOP convention delegates.
On Friday, Rubio admitted that Kasich “has a better chance of stopping Donald Trump in Ohio than I do.”
“I’m not running to block anybody, but the math is real,” Kasich told reporters following a campaign event Monday in Youngstown.