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Kasich to attend private event in Indianapolis Tuesday despite canceling town hall in Noblesville

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. The six remaining Republicans face off Saturday in South Carolina's primary where Trump holds a commanding lead in the polls. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2016) – FOX59 has learned that Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will attend a private event at the Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis Tuesday night despite canceling his town hall event in Noblesville. According to the Kasich campaign, the event is a previously scheduled fundraiser.

This news comes one day after the Cruz and Kasich campaigns announced that the candidates are teaming up to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination. Their agreement has Kasich suspending campaign operations in Indiana and Cruz suspending operations in New Mexico and Oregon.

Weaver said he expects independent third-party groups to honor the agreement.

“Due to the fact that the Indiana primary is winner-take-all statewide and by congressional district, keeping Trump from winning a plurality in Indiana is critical to keeping him under 1237 bound delegates before Cleveland. We are very comfortable with our delegate position in Indiana already, and given the current dynamics of the primary there, we will shift our campaign’s resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.”

At nearly the identical time, the Cruz campaign released its own statement from campaign manager Jeff Roe:

“Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans. Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation. To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead. In other states holding their elections for the remainder of the primary season, our campaign will continue to compete vigorously to win.”

Cruz spent the weekend in Indiana, crisscrossing the state during a number of rallies and retail stops, and he has four stops planned in the Hoosier state today.