Kasich Nets 2nd in NH GOP Race
Even though Donald Trump claimed the top spot in the New Hampshire primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich generated a lot of buzz with his second place finish.
Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.
With Kasich finishing in second, topping other big hitters such as Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, he seems to have new momentum going into the next round of primaries.
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges, who was in New Hampshire with the Kasich campaign, says the apparent pause in the Chris Christie campaign helps as well.
Borges: “As we narrow the field down it helps consolidate some of the support behind the candidate who has the positive message and the vision and the record.”
Up next is South Carolina, up to this point Kasich has been polling behind those other establishment candidates in that state.
Andy Chow at the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau.)