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Gov. Kasich goes on the offensive by offering new path leading up to primary

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NEW YORK CITY -- One week before the primary and the pressure is intensifying.

Yet, for some like Manhattan Republican Party Chair Adele Malpass, it is nice to see a change in tradition, candidates soliciting for votes rather than their usual request.

"The candidates are all coming asking us for our vote," Malpass said. "It's a breath of fresh air, because they always come asking for money."

As they request the votes of New Yorkers, they are doing it in a variety of forums.

For the Democrats on Tuesday, it was an equal pay roundtable in the early morning for Hillary Clinton on the Upper West Side. It was a different story for Senator Bernie Sanders who spent part of his day at a rally in Syracuse.

For the Republicans, frontrunner Donald Trump was in nearby Rome doing one of his airport hangar rallies. Senator Ted Cruz was off the radar in New York one day after campaigning in California, which meant that Ohio Governor John Kasich had New York City pretty much to himself.

"We don't have time for on-the-job training. We don't have time for empty promises," said the Governor during a speech at the Woman's National Republican Club. It was a speech designed for Kasich to take aim for the first time at both Trump and Cruz by unveiling his new strategy for voters, a selection of two paths.

The first path the Governor described as, "A path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing."

The other path, is on higher ground, "Fear turns to hope because we remember to take strength from one another."

Many viewed it as Governor Kasich setting himself up as the alternate candidate at a brokered convention.

Coincidentally, another candidate mentioned as a possible alternative to the two frontrunners, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, made it clear on Tuesday that he is not interested in running.