- Ohio Gov. John Kasich insisted he could perform well in the upcoming slate of southern primaries
- "I believe we can win Mississippi," Kasich said, noting that state's powerful former senator, Trent Lott, had backed him, as had Alabama's current governor Robert Bentley
Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he could perform well in the upcoming slate of southern primaries despite his appeal to moderates, expressing confidence that he could even notch victories in deeply red states like Mississippi.