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."
 
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"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 RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds 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 TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE, or Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall 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."