Republican John Kasich has his moment in New Hampshire

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich walks onstage during a primary election party after finishing second to Donald Trump, February 9, 2016, in Concord, New HampshireRepublican John Kasich surged into national view following the New Hampshire presidential primary, clinching a coveted second-place finish by betting on his image as an experienced, more moderate optimist compared to his firebrand rivals. The Ohio governor won about 16 percent of the vote after staking his White House dreams on this small northeastern state, where he ran an intense campaign that was often left out of a spotlight that favored negativity and bombast on the 2016 trail. “There’s magic in the air with this campaign,” an elated but thoughtful Kasich told supporters after the results came in.

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