Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich pauses during a campaign event April 25, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland.
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By Sarah Begley
May 4, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s press conference Wednesday morning went about as well as the rest of his troubled campaign.

With the exit of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz from the race Tuesday night, Kasich is the last remaining rival to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, so when he announced a press conference Wednesday it garnered some attention to his long overshadowed campaign.

But things got off to a rough start when officials at the private plane terminal in Dulles asked journalists not to air live shots of the event.

In a live stream posted by local NBC affiliate King 5, a woman could be seen asking journalists not to set up live shots, saying the terminal was allowing Kasich to hold his press conference there “as a courtesy.” Another official later said it would be okay to do live shots when Kasich arrived, but not until then, saying it was a security concern. Several reporters took to social media to document the unfolding situation.

Additionally, some reported that Kasich had not even landed in Dulles at the time of the scheduled press conference—and that he may not even have departed from Columbus yet.

And when it was all said and done, a Kasich campaign staffer announced the press conference wouldn’t even be held, perhaps a sign that Kasich would be dropping out of the race in his home state.

 

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