Kasich plans to leave SC for Bay State as voting begins Saturday

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WORCESTER – John Kasich says he’s not planning to be in South Carolina on Saturday night to await results of the state’s Republican presidential primary. In fact he’s planning to be in Worcester Saturday afternoon.

Kasich plans to campaign in Vermont and Massachusetts over the coming weekend. Both states hold their primaries on March 1. Maine’s primary is set for March 5.

The event is set to begin at 3 p.m. at the central Massachusetts city’s Hibernian Cultural Center, 19 Temple St., according to the campaign. It follows an earlier town hall-style meeting in Colchester, Vermont, set to begin at 11 a.m. in the town’s high school cafeteria.

The candidate plans a 5 p.m. fundraiser in Boston Saturday as well, according to State House News Service. Supporters of the Ohio governor are gearing up for the high-dollar fundraiser at City Bar on Exeter Street.

Rick Green and Jim Rappaport of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance and Peter Torkildsen, a former congressman and current state GOP chairman are among the hosts of the reception.

Those planning to attend might want to line up their finances ahead of time. The cost of attendance is $2,700, or $10,000 to host, according to the fundraising invitation. Other hosts include Gordon Humphrey, the former U.S. senator from New Hampshire, Grace and Ted Fey, and Collette and Sam Samsel, State House News reported

Kasich was campaigning in Charleston on Thursday morning. The Ohio governor says he’s going to “work like crazy” in South Carolina over the next two days.

“We’re spending a little bit more money here and hopefully we’ll do well,” Kasich said. But he trails badly as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush vie for the win.

Kasich finished second to Trump in last week’s New Hampshire primary.

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