Ohio Gov. John Kasich retold the story about how he was first elected to the Ohio Senate and thanked the “many women, who left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door and to put yard signs up for me.”
During a campaign town hall event Monday in Fairfax, Virginia, Kasich said, “And how did I get elected? Nobody was — I didn’t have anybody for me. We just got an army of people who, um, and many women, who left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door and to put yard signs up for me.
Later during the rally, a female attendee told Kasich, “First off, I want to say — your comment earlier about the women came out the kitchen to support you? I’ll come to support you, but I won’t be coming out of the kitchen.”
Kasich replied, ” I gotcha.”
Kasich campaign spokesman Chris Schrimpf released a statement saying, “John Kasich’s campaigns have always been homegrown affairs. They’ve literally been run out of his friends’ kitchens and many of this early campaign teams were made up of stay-at-home moms who believed deeply in the changes he wanted to bring to them and their families. That’s real grassroots campaigning and he’s proud of that authentic support. To try to twist his comments into anything else is just desperate politics.”