John Kasich to Address AIPAC Conference

Republican presidential candidate joins Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz as confirmed speakers at next week's Washington D.C. policy conference.

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John Kasich after the New Hampshire primary in Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.
John Kasich after the New Hampshire primary in Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.Credit: AP

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.