Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says his campaign ''absolutely exceeded expectations'' on Super Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said on Tuesday (March 1) that his campaign had "absolutely exceeded expectations" in the day's Super Tuesday nominating contests across the country. The Ohio governor referenced a neck-and-neck race with GOP front-runner Donald Trump in Vermont, a race that, as of 9:16 p.m. EST, was too close to call, networks said. Trump rolled up the biggest primary wins on Tuesday, winning Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. But Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, won his home state and neighboring Oklahoma, stopping Trump's winning streak and giving hope to Republicans looking for a way to stop Trump's potential rise to the nomination. Opinion polls heading into the voting had shown Trump leading in most of the 12 states up for grabs, raising the possibility of a big night that would intensify worries among Republican leaders who fear the billionaire could inflict long-term damage on the party.