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Daugaard's vote went to Kasich, not Trump, in state primary

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he voted for former presidential contender John Kasich in South Dakota's GOP primary earlier this month after the Ohio governor had suspended his campaign for the White House.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he voted for former presidential contender John Kasich in South Dakota's GOP primary earlier this month after the Ohio governor had suspended his campaign for the White House.

Daugaard cast a ballot for Kasich in the June primary even though Donald Trump was the presumptive Republican nominee. Kasich and Ted Cruz remained on the ballot in South Dakota after departing from the race.

Daugaard says he knows Kasich, a fellow governor. Daugaard also cited fiscal responsibility as a focus he's stressed at the state level that's lacking at the federal level.

Kasich made his mark in the U.S. House as a fiscal hawk while serving as chairman of the House Budget Committee and claims credit for crafting a balanced federal budget before leaving Congress in 2000.

Trump claimed victory in South Dakota's June 7 primary.

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