Kasich: 'Ballgame is over' if I get 'smoked' in NH
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John Kasich pinned his presidential campaign's future on New Hampshire in a new interview where he said he'd drop out if he struggles during the state's February primary.

 "If I get smoked in New Hampshire, then you know kind of the ballgame is over...because then it becomes very hard to raise money," Kasich said during an interview on WABC Radio's "Election Central with Rita Cosby."
"But I just don't think that's the way it's going to be."
The Ohio governor faces a tough slog in New Hampshire, as he's caught in a battle with Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRussia leak raises questions about staff undermining Trump House members urge Senate to confirm Trump's NASA nominee Rubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend' MORE, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie for the title of establishment favorite in the state. And that doesn't even include the state's current polling leader, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE, or Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump can save Republicans and restore sanity to California in 2018 Cruz says Cambridge Analytica assured him its practices were legal Dem battling Cruz in Texas: ‘I can understand how people think this is crazy’ MORE, who is polling well in the state as well. 
Kasich sits in third place in New Hampshire, according to RealClearPolitics' average of recent polling, less than 2 points behind Rubio, but 19 behind Trump. He has devoted most of his resources to the early state and has held more events in the state than any other active candidate except Christie, according to New England Cable News' candidate tracker
He also once again ruled out the prospect of running for vice president, flatly telling Cosby, "I'm not interested."