While some had hoped for a closer race in this key state, it appears that Hillary Clinton and John Kasich have run away with the buckeye state.

Recent polls had shown that Kasich was either neck-and-neck with Trump or slightly ahead, but it being his home state, it is surely a relief for the Governor to see his name flash across the screen for Ohio. Most likely, this big win means that the Republican party is headed for contested convention where Kasich hopes to win points for being a “moderate” Republican against extremists Cruz and Trump.

Clinton’s victory in Ohio goes a long way towards cementing her nomination and making a Sanders candidacy a much longer shot. Having also carried Florida and North Carolina, Clinton is pulling away from Sanders in the primary race.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com