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Kasich: Women 'left their kitchens' to back him

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 12:31:37-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Kasich said he got elected in part by "women who left their kitchens" to campaign for him.

The Ohio governor and former congressman told about 1,000 people at a town hall in Fairfax, Virginia, that he started campaigning with very little support.

"How did I get elected? I didn't have anybody for me. We just got an army of people and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door to door and to put yard signs up for me."

A woman in the audience stood up and said:

"First off, I want to say: Your comment earlier about the women came out of the kitchen to support you? I'll come to support you but I won't be coming out of the kitchen."

Kasich replied: "I gotcha."