Huntington (LInews) Don't say it's over. On the eve of Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich spent Monday campaigning on Long Island, and looking ahead to New York State's presidential primary election on April 19.
An estimated 1,200 Long Islanders jammed the Paramount Theater in Huntington Monday evening to support Kasich. Earlier in the day Kasich spoke with about 350 people at Hofstra University in Uniondale.
In his remarks at the Paramount, Kasich, 63, described his family's working class, primarily-Democratic background, and his evolution toward the Republican Party.
Kasich said he visited Sagamore, the Oyster Bay estate of Long Island's President Theodore Roosevelt earlier Monday, and referred to Roosevelt's observations about value of persistance,
Kasich explained his his unwavering pursuit of the GOP presidential nomination while standing before a sign, "America Never Quits." . He said convention rules may yet reward his persistence.The Republican nominating convention will be held in July in Cleveland, Ohio, the only state he's won so far in this primary election season
Kasich praised New York's spirit of multicultural cooperation, and called on local communities to battle opioid addiction. He also described an immigration proposal to close-off borders, and find a solution for accommodating immigrant labor without granting citizenship, nor deporting 11 million people.
During a short question-and-answer session, a supporter challenged Kasich to be more aggressive on the campaign trail. His answer drew an enthusiastic response from the packed house: "I will not take a low road to the highest office in the Land."
The New York State Presidential Pimary is April 19.
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