After a packed town hall meeting Friday night in Memphis, John Kasich scoffed at the idea his presidential campaign was winding down, calling the idea “way yesterday’s news” and saying he’s picking up “significant supporters.”
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But he lost one potential supporter: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed Donald Trump shortly before Kasich’s town hall at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, despite Kasich asking him for his support. Christie will reportedly join Trump for a rally in Millington Saturday, although Trump’s campaign did not confirm that Friday night.
“He just went another way,” the Ohio governor told reporters, referring to Christie’s endorsement. “It happens. It’s OK.”
Kasich hinted that he could get a big endorsement soon, but declined to go into any detail.
Kasich drew a standing-room-only crowd of about 600 people, mostly white, who asked questions ranging from education to health care and to privacy concerns.
But the Republican candidate, standing near a “Kasich For Us” sign, weaved his replies through his theme: that people have to take responsibility for making America better than it already is.
“It’s on all of us to make sure this is going to work,” he said.
Kasich said he sees a pathway to the nomination by doing well in the northern and eastern states, but said that he expected to pick up some delegates on Super Tuesday.