Last night the Cruz and Kasich camps formed the Cru-sich Alliance to stop Donald Trump.
The two campaigns announced the development on Twitter.
Kasich and Cruz campaigns released concurrent statements Sunday agreeing Cruz will focus on Indiana, and Kasich on Oregon and New Mexico.
Kasich & Cruz camps release concurrent statements agreeing Cruz will focus on Indiana, and Kasich on Oregon and NM – pic.twitter.com/vN5hma3zPC
— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) April 25, 2016
But less than 24 hours later the Cru-sich alliance is already falling apart.
The Hill reported:
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday said that Indiana’s voters should still back him, despite an alliance with Ted Cruz to clear the way for his presidential rival in the state’s Republican primary.
“I’ve never told them not to vote for me,” he said at a diner in Philadelphia. “They ought to vote for me.
“I’m not out there campaigning and spending resources,” Kasich added. “I’m not going to spend resources in Indiana. [Cruz is] not going to spend resources in other places.
“So what? What’s the big deal? What’s wrong with that? I’m not campaigning in Indiana, and he’s not campaigning in those other states. That’s all.”
Cruz and Kasich on late Sunday announced a joint effort aimed at keeping Donald Trump from the GOP presidential nomination.
The pair’s strategy hinges on blocking Trump from getting the 1,237 delegates needed to avoid a contested Republican National Convention in July.
As part of the Indiana agreement, Cruz is making space for the governor in later voting contests in Oregon and New Mexico.
Kasich said on Monday that his partnership with Cruz is a necessity, pointing to his campaign’s resources.
“I don’t have, like, Daddy Warbucks behind me giving all this money,” he said. “I have to be careful about my resources.
“You ought to feel good about it. My campaign is like the people’s campaign. I have a campaign which has been outspent like 50 to 1.”
A top aide to Kasich’s campaign on Monday said that Indiana voters understand Kasich’s overall goal is keeping Hillary Clinton from the presidency.