Kasich predicts momentum going into convention
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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich defended his struggling campaign during an interview aired on Sunday, saying he will continue to collect delegates and move into the Republican convention with the momentum needed to win the nomination.


"We're going to win more delegates, and I mean that is our strategy," Kasich said in an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation."

Kasich's campaign continues to struggle against GOP rivals Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE in the delegate count, and the Ohio governor hasn't won a primary since his home state's in March.

He continues to predict a contested convention, adding that delegates will flip to him when they begin to consider who would actually make a good president and help keep Republican seats in the Senate safe.

"I think this is going to be a big consideration at the convention, and secondly, we're actually going to figure out who could be a good president," Kasich said. "I think you're going to see significant changes in the delegates' voting after the first ballot."

He predicts he will do well in the upcoming New York primary, where 95 delegates are at stake. He's polling second, about 32 points behind Trump, a native New Yorker. He polls a few points ahead of Cruz, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.