Presidential candidate John Kasich speaks at VCU town hall

Published: Feb. 22, 2016 at 9:26 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2016 at 9:26 PM EST
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Town hall at VCU (Source: NBC12)
Town hall at VCU (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Republican candidate John Kasich spoke to a packed room at VCU for a town hall Monday evening.

He brings with him what many are calling a "kitchen controversy" after he told a crowd in Fairfax that "many women left their kitchens" to campaign for him, when he first entered politics:

"I didn't have anybody for me. We just got an army of people, who, and many women, who left their kitchens to go out and go door to door and to put yard signs up for me. All the way back, when--you know things were different."

So when exactly was that? 1978.

Some would argue things weren't so different back then. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton responded by tweeting that a "woman's place is... wherever she wants it to be."

John Kasich right now is polling 5th in Virginia ahead of Super Tuesday. He's at 7 percentage points, compared with Donald Trump's 28 percent.

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