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How Do You Do, Fellow Kids: John Kasich gives a shout-out to Twenty One Pilots on CNN


Republican presidential hopeful and Ohio governor John Kasich finished second in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, but he didn’t leave the region without plugging his new favorite band: Twenty One Pilots.

In an interview with CNN earlier this week, Kasich used the pop-rock band’s hit single “Stressed Out” to convey that his camp is not, in fact, stressed out, despite the building tsunami that is Donald Trump and his seemingly uphill White House aspirations.

After a brief chat with CNN about running a positive campaign, Kasich took it back to his Ohio roots and shouted out the Columbus duo.


“Hey, and my new band, I want you all to pay attention, Twenty One Pilots,” Kasich tells the newswoman. “They are graduates of Worthington Christian, where my daughters go to school. Twenty One Pilots — and they’re ‘Stressed Out’, but in this Kasich campaign, we’re not”.

To his credit, he’s done this before.

According to a 2014 article in the Columbus Dispatch, Kasich said Twenty One Pilots should be booked for the annual Ohio State Fair. “We have to book acts on the way up,” Kasich said. “We ought to book Twenty One Pilots. My daughters love them; they’re from here.”