As Ms. Kelly pointed out, Mr. Kasich is making a version of the same argument against Mr. Cruz, casting his Republican opponents as unelectable in the fall.
Speaking to reporters on Monday in Long Island, Mr. Kasich called Mr. Cruz a “smear artist” and noted Mr. Trump’s suggestion that Mr. Kasich was hurting his campaign, too.
“I’m not getting out,” Mr. Kasich said. “Why would I get out, particularly when Trump’s worried I’m going to get his votes?”
Mr. Kasich’s team sees opportunities for…