Kasich Uses Free Airtime for First TV Ad

He hired a state director in Nevada.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (R) campaign aired its first TV ad of the race this weekend using the free airtime provided by NBC in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina following real estate mogul Donald Trump's (R) appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Kasich says in the 30-second spot: "We all know now that the attacks we have seen in our country and across the ocean, are attacks on our way of life. They are not to be tolerated. There's no room for negotiation. There's no room for delay." (release)

TEAM BUILDING. Kasich hired GOP strategist Zachary Moyle as his Nevada state director. Moyle previously served as state director for Americans for Prosperity and executive director of the Nevada Republican Party. (release)

Kasich also announced his Tennessee campaign team. Memphis businessman R. Brad Martin will chair the effort, and Nashville communications consultant John Crisp will take the role of state coordinator. (release)

Kasich will visit Nashville and Memphis on Tuesday. Maryville Mayor Steve West (R) will also host a fundraiser for Kasich at his home. (WBIR-TV)

SUNDAY SHOWS. On ABC's This Week, Kasich would not commit to supporting Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee. Kasich: "I think he’s very divisive and I do not believe he will last." (ABC)