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Kasich Finishes Fifth in South Carolina Republican Primary

Office of Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich didn’t do well in the South Carolina primary – finishing fifth. But his backers are staying positive about his chances going forward. 

Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges says he’s not convinced that voters are rejecting Kasich as an establishment candidate. And Borges also dismisses the idea that Kasich is angling for a vice presidential slot with Marco Rubio, or anyone else.

“John Kasich certainly is not, he would not be very happy if anyone were to call him and say, ‘What would you think about just go ahead and taking the number two spot?’ We wouldn’t put everyone – his family, donors, etc – through all this if he weren’t really serious about taking his vision to the White House and that’s what he wants to do," said Borges. 

Borges also says the next few weeks of primaries could bring Kasich even with Donald Trump in terms of delegates, and that Kasich has gained donors since New Hampshire, so he has the money to last.