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NYC delis everywhere are taking a major economic hit.

Republican Snorlax John Kasich has finally called it quits with his Italian food binge-eating in New York City. The last-place presidential hopeful shocked the American public over the weekend—not by suspending his campaign but by turning down a pastrami sandwich at a legendary Upper East Side deli.

Instead of eating straight through the core of the Big Apple, Kasich had a shockingly sensible meal of kreplach soup and sour pickles on Saturday.

This isn't the John Kasich we know and love, who demolished an entire spread of pasta and sandwiches in the Bronx, downed some wine, and got sassy with a waiter trying to take his plate. To be fair, though, he did have dessert.
A pass on the pastrami seems like a pretty damning political statement for noted deli PJ Bernstein. Kasich was about ready to move the fuck into Mike's Deli after carbo-loading for what's looking like an ill-fated race between himself, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. Either the Ohio governor has found some type of balance or he's ready to hibernate until the Republican National Convention this summer.
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