candidate Kasich passed over by 'Time 100'
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[April 22, 2016]
By Amy Tennery
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time magazine's
annual "100 most influential people" list had a notable omission this
year: John Kasich, the only member of the current presidential field who
did not to make the cut.
The list included Kasich's rivals for the Republican presidential
nomination, front-runner Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of
Texas, along with Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie
Sanders, in its "leaders" category, but not the Ohio governor.
Kasich has trailed Trump and Cruz throughout the campaign and his
organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment on
his omission from the Time list.
The "Time 100" bills itself as a collection of "world leaders,"
"great minds" and "other icons of the moment," according to a
statement released to the media.
Trump was depicted in the list as a "rule breaker," Cruz a
"conservative crusader," Clinton a "Democratic fighter" and Sanders
a "populist provocateur."
Other U.S. political figures who made the cut included Republican
National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and South Carolina
Governor Nikki Haley.
Time Deputy Editor Radhika Jones, who oversees the list, told
Reuters they chose to include the candidates who are "most changing
"There was never going to be a way to get all the candidates," on
the list Jones explained, citing the list's global scope.
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International leaders on the Time 100 included German Chancellor
Angela Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese
President Xi Jinping.
(Reporting By Amy Tennery; Additional reporting by Melissa Fares in
New York; Editing by Bill Trott)
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