Kasich, a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination, said he has taken a message of "hope" to New York ahead of the state's primary. In an interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow Thursday, he looked to distance himself from his rivals, not only through economic policy but also through his track record.
"Voters think that if a politician's lips are moving, they're lying. I can show evidence that what I say I've already done and I can accomplish it again," the GOP hopeful said in New York.
Speaking of Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, Kasich contended "he didn't accomplish anything the whole time he's been in" the Senate.