Kasich Bows Out of 2016 Race: 'The Lord Will Show Me the Way Forward'
Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially suspended his presidential campaign today, giving frontrunner Donald Trump a clear path to the nomination.
Speaking from Columbus, Ohio, Kasich said "the Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone."
"And as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward, and fulfill the purpose of my life. Thank you, and God bless."
An underdog from the start, Kasich held on to become the last candidate standing against Trump, despite his inability to win any contests beyond Ohio. His decision to end his campaign comes a day after his other remaining rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, announced that he was suspending his campaign.
As the race grew increasingly nasty on both sides, Kasich largely maintained his vow not to go negative or, as he told voters to "take the low road to the highest office in the land."
Watch the full announcement above.