Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday he was poised to do well in South Carolina and Michigan, casting himself as someone who has been underestimated by Washington pundits throughout the race.
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John Kasich looking ahead to South Carolina, Michigan
"They haven't been right about me from the beginning, remember they said he wouldn't get in, he wouldn't have the money, he wouldn't be able to make the debates, he'll have to drop out before New Hampshire. Now it's that he doesn't have the infrastructure in South Carolina," Kasich told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day." "Yes, I do. We will do well in South Carolina."
Kasich is one of several Republicans running in the "establishment lane," seeking a ticket out of New Hampshire to the next states. He's polling in the low teens and jockeying with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz for second place in the Granite State behind front-runner Donald Trump.
The Ohio governor has invested heavily in New Hampshire -- he hosted his 100th town hall in the state last week -- but he promised he has also been staffing up in other states like South Carolina and Michigan.
"We're going to spend a lot of time in Michigan, we think that's a very important state for us," Kasich said. "And, you know, we can chew gum and walk at the same time."