NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Republican presidential candidate John Kasich made it clear that he's not going anywhere. His appearance at Hofstra University was the first of two town hall meetings on Long Island. He didn't waste any time before addressing Donald Trump's remarks about him not being allowed to run.
This is his second appearance in New York over the past week. The Ohio governor is paying close attention to the state with just over two weeks until the New York primary.
Honest and humble are two of the characteristics Kasich is using to run his campaign. Many voters call him a moderate alternative to Trump's outspoken ways and Ted Cruz's conservative platform. That's the reason why staunch Democrat Eric Freidman is actually considering voting the other way.
Kasich also spoke about saving Social Security, the American poor and battling drug addiction -- three issues he hopes will sway undecided voters.
Donald Trump has a rally scheduled on Wednesday night in Bethpage. There is no word yet on whether Cruz will follow.