- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign said Wednesday that investing money in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s White House bid at this point is like putting money into Enron after the scandal-plagued energy company’s collapse.

“I don’t even know why he stays in the race other than to make a point, but talk about spending good money after bad; I think anybody that invested in John Kasich right now is investing in Enron after its collapse,” Rubio adviser Jason Roe said on CNN. “There’s just nothing there for him to compete with.”

Mr. Roe had been asked to respond to part of a memo put out by the Kasich campaign attacking Mr. Rubio in the wake of GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s blowout win in Nevada.

“Republicans are now left to wonder whether investing in Marco Rubio is throwing good money after bad,” the memo said. “[Rubio] appears likely to pick up no more than 7 more delegates than Governor Kasich in Nevada despite the fact that the Kasich campaign spent virtually no resources in the state and the Rubio campaign spent the most.”

Mr. Rubio finished a distant second to Mr. Trump in Nevada, while Mr. Kasich finished in fifth place.

“He spent no resources and he got 5 percent of the vote, so I say that he got exactly what he paid for,” Mr. Roe said.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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