Republican presidential hopeful and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be flanked onstage by his wife, Karen, and their two daughters, Emma and Reese, during a CNN town hall Monday evening. The event is part of a series that will allow New Yorkers to ask the candidates and their families questions ahead of the state’s Republican primary April 19.
The town hall event hosted by Anderson Cooper begins at 9 p.m. EDT and a live stream of the event can be viewed here. The event is scheduled to run for one hour. CNN is hosting three town hall events featuring the remaining Republican presidential hopefuls with their families.
Businessman Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, and children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. will take the stage Tuesday night, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, will participate on Wednesday evening as part of the CNN town hall series. On the Democratic side, CNN is hosting a debate between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday evening ahead of the key New York primary.
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Kasich, 63, will be onstage with his wife and twin 16-year-old daughters. Karen Kasich was previously the vice president of GSW Worldwide, a healthcare advertising agency, and has stressed women’s heart health and children’s health while serving as Ohio’s first lady. Kasich’s daughters have spent some time on the campaign trail but have largely shied away from the spotlight.
“It was amazing to see all the people at the town halls supporting him and ready to go tell everyone they knew about him,” daughter Emma Kasich wrote in a March post about campaigning in Virginia with her father.
In an average of New York GOP polls conducted by RealClearPolitics, Kasich is in second place with 21 percent support. Trump leads the remaining candidates with 53.6 percent support.
Trump leads the Republican delegate count with 743 followed by Cruz with 545 and Kasich with 143. A total of 1,237 delegates are needed to secure the nomination. Ninety-five delegates are at stake in New York for Republicans with 247 on the line for Democrats.
“I need to continue to gather delegates, and that’s what we’re going to do, and go into the convention aggressively with as many delegates as we can muster,” Kasich told reporters last week.