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Kasich Says Romney Hasn't Asked Him To Drop Out

John Kasich says Mitt Romney has not asked him to get out of the race for the GOP nomination. The Ohio governor says on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he and the 2012 Republican nominee have exchanged emails but "nobody's asked me to drop out."

He adds, "that never happened in terms of Mitt trying to tell me, you know, what I need to do with my career."

The New York Times reported that Romney had urged Kasich to quit and let the Republican party coalesce around a candidate other than front runner Donald Trump.

Kasich says he intends to win the Ohio primary March 15. But he adds that if it doesn't happen, it's "ballgame over."

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