Romney stumps with Kasich on eve of Ohio primary

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) – Governor John Kasich held an election eve rally in his hometown of Westerville  on Monday.

The event started at 6 p.m. at Westerville Central High School.

Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney joined Kasich at two campaign stops in Ohio Monday, including the rally in Westerville.

“I came here to make it real clear that all of America is watching what Ohio does,” said Romney, with Kasich and his family standing nearby.

Kasich has been campaigning hard in Ohio. He must win Tuesday’s primary election or be forced from the race for The White House.

“These problems that we have today, they are serious. I grew up in them,” Kasich told the crowd. “Job insecurity, the wages aren’t coming up. I’m not getting any interest when I put my money in the bank. My kids have a college education and a lot of debt and they’re still living at home. When are they getting a job? When is that going to happen. We will fix it.”

Austin Cavalancia was one of several young adults who came out to Monday’s rally to support Kasich.

“He’s got great plans as far as the economy, jobs and just wants to take care of the country,” said Austin.

Also in the crowd, Penny Schmitthenner and Becky Bechtel, also Kasich supporters who believe he is the only Republican candidate qualified to be President of the United States.

“He has governed really well for over five years, os he has experience. He’s got the qualifications and he’s not afraid to reach across the aisle,” said Schmitthenner.

“He’s a uniter. He feels both parties are needed to work together to get things done. He’s the man that can do it,” said Bechtel.

Polls in Ohio are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Governor Kasich will be in Cleveland to watch election returns as they come in. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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