Kasich in Connecticut

The crowd gathers to hear Presidential Candidate John Kasich speak in Fairfield (WTNH / Mark Davis)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich became the first Presidential candidate in the 2016 race for the White House to publicly campaign in Connecticut.

He kicked off his Connecticut campaign in Fairfield, where he spoke at a Town Hall meeting Friday afternoon. The event was held on the campus of Sacred Heart University.

Organizers said there were so many ticket requests that they had to move the event into a larger venue to accommodate the crowd. Currently, Governor Kasich is trailing in the latest polls behind Senator Ted Cruz and frontrunner Donald Trump.

On the Democratic side, Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the two surrogates sitting in for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Thursday night. They came together to talk about their candidates, the issues, and the hope for the future.

New Haven State Senator Martin Looney was on hand to watch and listen.

Both candidates on our side are so superior. Secretary Clinton with her experience and Sanders with his advocacy and the fact they are really running an issue oriented campaign, as opposed to the absolutely reckless attacks on the other side.”

While he has not publicly supported a candidate for president yet, he says he is proud of the Democratic Party and whichever candidate makes it to November.

On the Republican side, the state party says they have been in touch with all of the candidates. They say they will have boots on the ground across Connecticut soon.

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