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Kasich Praises Women Who “Left Their Kitchens” to Campaign for Him in the ’70s

Above: John Kasich shooting himself in the foot by praising women who “left their kitchens” to campaign for him in his early days in politics. “We just got an army of people—and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door to door and put yard signs up for me,” he says in the clip.

Emily Atkin at ThinkProgress appears to have been the first person to flag the remarks:

Kasich’s career in office began when he was elected to the Ohio state senate in 1978.

Update, 1:30 p.m.: Here’s a Kasich-campaign statement on the comments.

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