John Kasich in the Rogue Valley

Medford, Ore., — The first 2016 presidential candidate will be in the Rogue Valley this week.

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be at Central Medford High School on Thursday at 6:30.

This comes after he and fellow candidate Senator Ted Cruz announced their partnership to try and stop Donald Trump from earning the GOP nomination.

One resident, Dave Duskin says “it’s good they are considering Medford, it’s not the largest metropolis.”

Kasich said, “The two of us are competing for, to win the nomination and to get, and to make sure that we can steward our resources so we can stop Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump said, “They colluded and actually I¬†was happy because it shows how weak they are, it shows how pathetic they are.”

Cruz will focus on Indiana and it’s 57 delegates while Kasich’s priority will be Oregon and our May 17th primary election.

The added attention to the Oregon primary a welcome sight for Medford resident Avis Engle.

“Well I think it’s great we usually don’t get chosen I must say.”, said Engle.

You still have time to register to vote in the primary, or change your party affiliation. You have until tomorrow at midnight.

Ballots for the May 17th election are going out this week.

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