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Survivor: GOP 2016 Edition - Cruz And Kasich Team Up To Block Trump

An uneasy alliance, at best.
Survivor: GOP 2016 Edition - Cruz And Kasich Team Up To Block Trump
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Desperation time! The Cruz and Kasich campaigns have announced an effort to block Donald Trump from gaining enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination on the first vote.

The campaigns of Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced an agreement Sunday night to coordinate their efforts to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination before the Republican National Convention.

"To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico," Jeff Roe, Cruz's campaign manager, said in a statement late Sunday.

The Kasich campaign sent its own statement minutes later.

"Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland, where we are confident a candidate capable of uniting the party and winning in November will emerge as the nominee," Kasich's chief strategist, John Weaver, wrote.

Trump, of course, did not react gently to this news, firing off a tweet right away:

Just keep the popcorn popping, folks. It's going to be big fun from now to the convention.

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