Ohio governor, presidential candidate John Kasich talks campaign trail

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Republican presidential candidate John Kasich spoke with NEWS10 ABC about the campaign trail.

Recent polls have John Kasich doing well in the New York primary. Polls show him losing to Donald Trump but edging out Ted Cruz.

On Monday, Trump said Kasich should drop out of the race because the Ohio governor was essentially stealing his votes.

“Well, I mean, he’s kinda proven my point,” Kasich said. “You know, I’m getting his votes. I’m gonna get a heck of a lot more before it’s all said and done. Of course, we wouldn’t drop out. We’re going to the convention. It’s gonna be an open convention, and they’re going to do an analysis of who can win and who can be president. And my record of economic growth, job security, giving our kids a better future, is clear both in Washington and Ohio.”

Kasich said he’s focused on the race, and he’s not dropping out. He said he is ready for a contested convention and has his hopes up for toppling Trump for the nomination.

“So we’re optimistic to tell you, in the ten contested conventions that republicans have had, only three times did the front runner get picked,” he said. “So yeah, I’m pretty optimistic about the future.”

Kasich said he would “absolutely not” consider being someone’s vice president.

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