From the daily archives: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich claims he’s “surging,” but a review of national and state polling shows he must be dreaming that he’ll become “the story” out of New Hampshire, where he’s drifted down to “not the story” fifth place

His surge story sounds impressive until polling shows just how big the gap is [16+ points] between him and GOP league leader Donald Trump.

Even though he’s polling zero in Nevada and 1.3 percent in South Carolina, two early primary states that follow first-in-the-nation New Hampshire on Feb. 9, he’s still a favorite guest on Sunday TV shows. Results […]

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It’s curious, maybe ironically so, that Second Amendment backer Ohio Gov. John Kasich is quite ready to do in New Hampshire what he doesn’t want to do in Columbus, stand in front of state lawmakers totting guns. But that’s exactly what he’ll do on January 20th when he addresses the 400-member House, some of whom could be packing Deadly Force.

Republican New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper extended an invitation to all major presidential candidates to speak to lawmakers ahead of the primary on Feb. 9, The Concord Monitor reported.

Whether Gov. Kasich can be considered a major presidential candidate, […]

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