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Kasich: Women "left their kitchens" to support me

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is drawing fire after he said Monday morning that he was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1978 because women "left their kitchens to go out and go door to door and to put yard signs up for me."

During a campaign event in Fairfax, Va., the Ohio governor credited his success in that race to the efforts of "an army of women," and then went on to acknowledge that times had changed.

"Now, you call homes, and everybody is out working," he said.

Kasich's comments didn't sit well with at least one woman in the audience, who made her displeasure known.

"I'll come to support you, but I won't be coming out of the kitchen," the woman fired back.

Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›