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Gov. Kasich: 2017 Election Was Rejection Of 'Negativity'

Allegra Boverman

Gov. John Kasich still won’t say whether he’ll be on the ballot again, but he did have some thoughts about how Democrats and his fellow Republicans fared in Tuesday’s election results.

Kasich said the results were a rejection of negative and narrow campaigning and leadership. And he said those who think Republican losses were about inaction to repeal Obamacare are wrong.

“A party that moves to blunt immigration or to break down trade or alienate our allies, that’s just not going to work,” Kasich says.

But he said that doesn’t mean the other side won.

“I don’t think this was some great win for Democrats,” Kasich says. “This was a victory for people who said, I’ve had enough of negativity, and this is not the country that I want.”

Once again, Kasich deflected questions about a presidential campaign, saying he doesn’t know what he’s going to do in 13 months.