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Kasich, Clinton win New York Times endorsements

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 30, 2016

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Governor John Kasich to win the Republican nomination for President on Saturday.

In their endorsement, the newspaper said Kasich was the “only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race.”
 
The endorsement noted Kasich has a conservative record opposing abortion, same-sex marriage and labor unions, but added he, “has been capable of compromise and believes in the ability of government to improve lives.”
 
The Times also endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, over her main rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, citing her wider range of experience and policy proposals.
On Saturday, Kasich touted the endorsement while campaigning in New Hampshire.
 
“When you get seven out of eight endorsements here in this great state, and then you get something like The Times and The Globe,” Kasich said, “It just shows that you have an ability to reach out and win a general election, so you can begin to bring about the conservative principles I’ve always governed under.”
 
Kasich left Iowa two days before any votes were cast. He’s polling the low single digits there, but recent polls show he’s more competitive in New Hampshire. This week he told reporters his performance there could make or break his campaign.

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