Republican candidate John Kasich confirms AIPAC appearance

Marcy Oster

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit, April 18, 2015, in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaking at a Republican leadership summit in Nashua, N.H., April 18, 2015. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Fresh off his first victory in a primary, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will speak at the upcoming AIPAC policy conference.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced Thursday that Kasich, the governor of Ohio, had confirmed his appearance at the conference, which is being held Sunday-Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Kasich won his state’s primary last week.

Another Republican candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, confirmed his appearance a day earlier.

Other presidential candidates scheduled to speak at the conference include Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic front-runners, respectively.


AIPAC invited all the presidential candidates to speak.

Other politicians scheduled to speak are Vice President Joe Biden; the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; the majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and the minority whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

A Fox News debate scheduled for Sunday night was canceled after Trump announced he would skip the debate due to his AIPAC address, leading Kasich to back out. It would have been the 13th GOP debate of the election cycle.

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