Kasich pitches himself as a sturdy alternative to GOP rivals


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich is soldiering on with the belief that he can convince hundreds of Republican delegates to swing his way at a contested summer convention by warning that the alternative could be detrimental to the party and the country.

Kasich’s fight to win the GOP nomination remains feasible only if Donald Trump enters the convention in Cleveland without the number of delegates required to secure the nomination outright.

Even then, the Ohio governor will need delegates friendly to his cause to set convention rules that allow him to compete. His team has brought on experienced delegate hunters and national strategists in recent weeks to help navigate the complicated math of state-by-state delegate rules to boost his chances at the convention.