By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is betting big on positivity.
Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are turning their fire on Marco Rubio with a renewed sense of urgency in the final days before New Hampshire's primary. But Kasich is refusing to go negative against his rivals, even bragging about how he asked the super PAC backing him not to run an ad against Rubio.
With five days to go, a calm Kasich is pinning his White House hopes on the idea that voters want a candidate who says what he or she is for, not one who finds fault with others.
A strong performance in New Hampshire next Tuesday is critical for Kasich, who all but skipped the Iowa caucuses to grind out more town hall meetings in New Hampshire.