Kasich says possible 2016 run won't 'dwell' on social issues

May 16, 2015 3:18 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Republican John Kasich gets into the presidential race, he doesn't plan to dwell on social issues.

The Ohio governor and former congressman, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, said Friday that he would stress the need for economic growth and values shared widely by Americans, such as personal responsibility and the importance of family.

He told an audience at a downtown Los Angeles forum he knows social issues would come up in a potential White House campaign, but he's not going "to spend my time dwelling on them."

His remarks came in response to a question from a woman who said she liked his economic ideas but was uncomfortable with the influence of religion on the Republican Party.

Kasich opposes abortion and supports Ohio's ban on gay marriage.

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