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Kasich in race to "win" not derail Trump

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:48

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said he is in the race to win it -- not to derail other candidates as he said is only Republican who could beat Clinton if she is Democratic nominee. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said he was in the presidential race to win it -- not to derail other candidates as he outlined how he is the only Republican candidate that can beat Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic nominee at a campaign forum in Schenectady, New York "I am already governor of the seventh largest state, I have the second best job, there is President and there is Governor of Ohio," he said. "I don't do anything to stop anybody...I am telling you we can fix problems, we can bring people together there is nobody that I think is cheating us, is ripping us off, all this other stuff I hear," he said. "What have we heard,": he asked. "Here's what we have heard, 'If you are not of the right religion you are not coming into the country; and by the way I am going to patrol your neighborhood if you are of the wrong religion; and by the way I am going to go around and pull 11 and a half million people of their homes and ship them back, and the Mexicans are going to build a wall,' yeah, that's really going to happen and then 'we might use nuclear weapons in in Europe, we might use nuclear weapons Asia,' are you kidding me? And you are asking me why I am in the race?" New York's primaries are expected to be the most decisive in decades in the selection of the Republican and Democratic candidates for November's general election. The question for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is whether he will make a clean sweep of all 95 Republican delegates at stake by earning the majority of votes in all 27 congressional districts in the state. Total victory in New York would help the real estate magnate avoid the prospect of seeing the nomination wrested from him at the party's July 18-21 convention in Cleveland if he arrives without a clear majority of at least 1,237 delegates. In that scenario, another candidate could win on a second or subsequent ballot. Trump has 744 delegates to 559 for Sen. Ted Cruz and 144 for Kasich, according to the Associated Press. That count includes endorsements from several delegates who are free to support the candidate of their choice.

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Kasich in race to "win" not derail Trump

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:48