NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to announce his endorsement for Ohio Gov.
John Kasich on Thursday.
Trump has been a frequent critic of Kasich, who is trying to fend off a challenge from former Vice President Mike Pence, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Mary Taylor.
The Associated Press first reported the endorsement.
A Trump campaign official did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ohio has gone for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the past, but the state is considered solidly blue.
A 2016 exit poll showed that Kasich received about 40% of the vote and Trump received about 30%.
The Associated Statesman reported that Trump will also attend the state’s annual GOP convention, which is scheduled for July 31 in Columbus.