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ICYMI: Boston Globe, “John Kasich’s Campaign of Light”

February 3rd, 2016, by Test User
Note: “In a campaign when most of the Republican hopefuls are as grim as a team of overworked morticians, Kasich remains positive and upbeat. Indeed, his tone has become an important part of his message: America needs an experienced, positive, optimistic, collegial problem-solver.”

 

By Scot Lehigh

 

LOUDON, N.H.:  In a normal political year, John Kasich would be on a remarkable roll.

 

He has won the editorial-endorsement primary by a knockout. The newspapers recommending him include the Portsmouth Herald and Foster’s Daily Democrat (a joint nod), the Concord Monitor, The Telegraph of Nashua, The Keene Sentinel, and the Valley News, in Lebanon. The Boston Globe and The New York Times have also nodded his way.

 

Those endorsements are all based on the same basic notion: Kasich, the former congressman from, and now governor of, Ohio, is an experienced leader with a record of accomplishment that reflects his penchant for working across the partisan aisle. Meanwhile, his team of New Hampshire backers, which incudes former US senators John Sununu and Gordon Humphrey, former US House member Chuck Douglas, and former attorney general Tom Rath, is more impressive than anything anyone else has assembled.

 

Here, however, is the question: In this year of antiestablishment acrimony, do those traditional political cues matter? After all, in Iowa, Ted Cruz, bête noire to the establishment, carried the day, followed by Donald Trump, whom Republican regulars see as almost anathematic. The only establishment-acceptable candidate to post a respectable Iowa showing was third-place winner Marco Rubio.

 

The Kasich camp thinks they do. Certainly they certify the central notion of his candidacy. And for the last week or so, while the other candidates were trying to corral Iowa caucus-goers, he’s had the Granite State stage virtually to himself.

On Monday, yet another New Hampshire poll put him in second place behind Trump, and with some separation from the rest of the field.

 

His crowds are getting steadily better, his media contingent bigger. And yet, at around 200 for a midmorning town meeting in Greenland, and 90 or so at similar evening event in Loudon, they’re more indicative of a mild current flowing his way than a wave about to break.

 

In a campaign when most of the Republican hopefuls are as grim as a team of overworked morticians, Kasich remains positive and upbeat. Indeed, his tone has become an important part of his message: America needs an experienced, positive, optimistic, collegial problem-solver.

 

Read the full story here.

 

Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us – and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create more than 300,000 new private sector jobs. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan’s national security agenda.  He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.  He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus. You can learn more about him at www.JohnKasich.com.

 

Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Amy Ikerd

February 2nd, 2016, by Test User

Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor  Amy Ikerd has announced she is running for the 2016 open seat on the Third District Court of Appeals. The
Third District has 17 counties, including Union County.

 

Press Release Union County (1)

First Friday at Frisch’s 2/5 and Lincoln Day Dinner Invitation

February 2nd, 2016, by Test User

Lincoln Day 2016 Invitation (1)

 

Dear Friends,

I hope you’re well and enjoying the excitement of the 2016 Presidential Race!  With the Iowa caucus behind us and New Hampshire’s primary next week, it’s an exciting time!
I’m writing to invite you to First Friday at Frisch’s this Friday, February 5 at 8 am at the Marysville Frisch’s.  We’ll have food, fellowship and good Republican conversation!
Also, attached is an invitation to our Lincoln Day Dinner, which is in two weeks.  Our keynote speaker is Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor!!!  Please RSVP today (instructions attached) and bring your friends and neighbors.  Let’s show our Lt. Gov a warm Union County welcome!  We’d love to have a BIG turnout to welcome her to Union County.  Please note a LOCATION CHANGE:  this year, dinner is at the Union County Services Building at 940 London Ave, Marysville.
Thanks for supporting YOUR Union County Republican Party!
Sincerely,
Your Chair Chris Schmenk

The Homestretch

January 28th, 2016, by Test User
DATE: 1-28-16
TO: Kasich Team
FROM: Beth Hansen, Campaign Manager
RE: The Homestretch

Thursday Evening’s Debate in Des Moines. Gov. Kasich will participate in the FOX News GOP Presidential Debate Thursday evening – live from Des Moines, Iowa. You can watch it at 9 p.m. EST on Fox News or at FoxNews.com. Be sure to follow our team online for content that you can share during the debate. Twitter.com/JohnKasich
It is Just Four Days Until the Iowa Caucuses.  We can announce now that a group of senior Ohio leaders will be traveling to Iowa to speak on Gov. Kasich’s behalf at caucuses across the state.  As is Iowa’s custom, supporters of each candidate stand up and give speeches during the caucus, and we are fortunate enough to have a distinguished group of advocates helping the governor on caucus night, including Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Auditor of State Dave Yost, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, Sen. Cliff Hite, Sen. Bob Peterson, longtime Republican leader Dave Johnson and several others.
…And it is Just 13 Days Until the New Hampshire Primary. We’re down to the final couple of weeks before New Hampshire residents vote on who should be our GOP nominee for President. We have strong momentum and wind at our backs, but it’s critical that we keep pushing forward and finish in a full sprint. We’ll need your ongoing support!
Grassroots Support is Unmatched in New Hampshire. We’re so proud of the team we’ve built and it’s widely credited as being the strongest organization in the state. We’re making thousands of voter contacts every day thanks to the incredible work of our volunteers and staff. In recent weeks, hundreds of volunteers have been out knocking on doors, making phone calls, writing to their newspapers and whipping votes within their own networks – and it’s working.
Polls Confirm Our Surge. Eight recent polls have all confirmed that Gov. Kasich is holding steady in second place in New Hampshire and distancing himself from Christie, Rubio, Bush and others. It’s critical that we keep working hard to ensure that our targeted voters come out to support Gov. Kasich on Election Day.
Gov. Kasich is Winning Major Endorsements. We’ve always known that Gov. Kasich’s positive message about America’s future would resonate with voters and it’s also helped us secure the endorsements of the Boston Herald, Concord Monitor, Nashua Telegraph, Bow Times, Portsmouth Herald, Valley News, and the Foster’s Daily Democrat. By far, John Kasich has won the New Hampshire “newspaper” primary! We were also proud to welcome aboard former NH GOP Chairman Fergus Cullen last week – adding to our team led by Sens. John E. Sununu & Gordon Humphrey and former Attorney General Tom Rath.
Gov. John Kasich has long said that victory in New Hampshire will be defined by our ability to be the story the next day. We’re extremely confident that we’re on a path to making this a reality and cannot thank you enough for all of your support. Together, we are offering Americans a conservative and hopeful alternative to the divisive negativity that has plagued our politics for too long. There’s no doubt that America has some big challenges before us but by working together and focusing on finding common-sense solutions, we can overcome them. Thank you for all that you’re doing to help.
“Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.” – Ronald Reagan

WEEK IN REVIEW Saturday, January 16, 2016 through Friday, January 22, 2016

January 24th, 2016, by Test User

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor announced new guidelines in opioid prescribing for acute pain management at an event at the Statehouse (Franklin Co.). Read more here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • Kasich announced an appointment to the Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board and a reappointment to the Board of Nursing. Read more here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

  • Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Knox and Licking counties and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 23, 2016, in honor of the life and service of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell Jr.
  • Kasich announced a reappointment to the Ohio Higher Educational Facility Commission. Read more here.

Friday, January 22, 2016

  • Kasich released a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest jobs report. Last month, Ohio gained 15,000 private sector jobs and has now added 400,700 private sector jobs since January 2011. Read the full statement here.
  • Kasich announced an appointment and reappointments to the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice. Read more here.

ICYMI: Kasich Second Among Independent New Hampshire Voters Only Republican Viewed Favorably in New WBUR Poll

January 22nd, 2016, by Test User

John Kasich is running second among New Hampshire’s independent voters–who comprise 44 percent of the state’s electorate–according to a new poll this morning by WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station.  Additionally, the poll reports Kasich is the only Republican viewed favorably by independent voters.

 

See the poll results here.

 

Today’s poll is the seventh since January 7 showing Kasich running second in New Hampshire:

  • OANN/Gravis Marketing: Jan 15-18: Trump 35%, Kasich 15%, Cruz 10%, Rubio 9%, Christie 8%, Bush 7%
  • American Research Group, Jan 15-18: Trump 27%, Kasich 20%, Rubio 10%, Cruz/Christie 9%, Bush 8%
  • Overtime Politics, Jan 14: Trump 30%, Kasich 15%, Rubio 13%, Christie 9%, Cruz 9%, Bush 6%
  • Monmouth, Jan. 7-10: Trump 32%, Kasich/Cruz 14%, Rubio 12%, Christie 8%, Fiorina 5%, Bush/Paul 4%
  • American Research Group, Jan 7-10, Trump 25%, Kasich/Rubio 14%, Christie 10%, Bush 8%, Cruz 9%
  • NH1, Jan 9: Trump 32%, Kasich/Bush 12%, Christie 11%, Cruz 10%, Rubio 9%

 

Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us—and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create more than 300,000 new private sector jobs.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan’s national security agenda.  He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.  He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus. You can learn more about him at www.JohnKasich.com

 

WEEK IN REVIEW Saturday, January 9, 2016 through Friday, January 15, 2016

January 18th, 2016, by Test User

Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Governor John R. Kasich announced an appointment to the Environmental Education Council. Read morehere.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Lt. Governor Mary Taylor visited the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., where she met with Ohio’s auto industry leaders to discuss the state’s future opportunities in the automotive industry.
  • Kasich announced reappointments to the Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission and the Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Repair. Read more here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Stark County and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 14, 2016, in honor of the life and service of Canton Police K-9 Jethro.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Taylor joined State Representative Teresa Fedor to deliver remarks at Ohio’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse.
  • Taylor delivered remarks at the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration at Trinity Episcopal Church (Franklin Co.). Taylor joined in recognizing eight Ohioans for their efforts to carry on the legacy of Dr. King and announce winners of the 2015 Statewide Oratorical Contest.
  • Taylor participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Cuyahoga Valley Career Center’s new Robotics & Automated Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative facility in Brecksville (Cuyahoga Co).
  • Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Summit County and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on Friday, January 15, 2016, in honor of the life and service of Army Pfc. David S. Burke.
  • Kasich announced a reappointment to the Ohio Private Investigation and Security Services Commission and appointments to the Materials Management Advisory Council and the Accountancy Board. Read more here.

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Kasich and Taylor issued a resolution recognizing Monday, January 18, 2016 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The full resolution can be read here.
  • Kasich announced appointments to the Materials Management Advisory Council and the State Board of Landscape Architect Examiners and reappointments to the State Emergency Response Commission and the Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. Read more here.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT KASICH’S DEBATE PERFORMANCE

January 15th, 2016, by Test User
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT KASICH’S DEBATE PERFORMANCE

 


Michael Smerconish 

This is why @JohnKasich is climbing in NH. Someone will surprise in Granite State. Looking more likely it’s him. #GOPDebate

 

Newt Gingrich ‏@newtgingrich 

Very sound response by Kasich distinguishing Syrian refugees from our allies in the region

 

Ari Fleischer ‏@AriFleischer
This is Kasich’s strength – identifying with middle class needs and struggles.

 

Richard Grenell ‏@RichardGrenell 

@JohnKasich is presenting the most new ideas.

 

Kevin Madden‏@KevinMaddenDC
Kasich points out high U.S. corporate tax rate and the need for #TaxReform#growth
Entrepreneur ‏@Entrepreneur 

Kasich hitting key entrepreneur/biz points. Tax cuts lead to job creation.#GOPDebate

 

Elizabeth Landers ‏@ElizLanders 

“We have to have discipline. We have to show that we can balance our budget,”@JohnKasich‘s answer gets straight to the point #GOPDebate

 

Newt Gingrich ‏@newtgingrich 

Kasich’s focus on job creators and the need to give them both incentives and confidence to create jobs is exactly right.

 

Michael Reagan ‏@ReaganWorld 

Kasich is having his best debate….

 

Dana Perino ‏@DanaPerino 

Kasich won re-election in all but two counties in Ohio. GOP must win Ohio to win presidency.

 

Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us—and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create more than 300,000 new private sector jobs.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan’s national security agenda.  He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.  He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus. You can learn more about him at www.JohnKasich.com

Thoughts From Tonight in South Carolina

January 15th, 2016, by Test User
DATE: 1-14-16
TO: Kasich Team
FROM: Beth Hansen, Campaign Manager
RE: Thoughts From Tonight in South Carolina

Tonight in Charleston, America witnessed another lively debate and another demonstration of the leadership that has consistently set Gov. John Kasich apart from the pack.  As conservative commentator Michael Smerconish said tonight, “This is why John Kasich is climbing in New Hampshire.” We also saw again the difference between people who talk about what they think will work and a man who knows what will work because he’s delivered transformational results before. Here are some of my thoughts:
Tonight’s debate again showed that only John Kasich has what it takes to lead our country starting on Day One. On creating new job opportunities, getting Washington out of the way, and keeping us safe from terrorism, John Kasich again presented the only clear, realistic, achievable ideas. He was the grown-up in the room with the proven ability and never-give-up determination to lead Americans and get our country back on track.
A strategy for reviving our economy grounded in what works: While others talked about ideas they’ve only read about, John Kasich discussed the conservative strategies he’s using right now to deliver the results that turn around lives and create opportunity: balancing budgets, cutting taxes, cutting regulations and shrinking government.
The strength and know-how to lead our military and keep America safe: With 18 years on the Armed Services Committee, John Kasich understands national security better than any other candidate. His commanding grasp of the complex international landscape and how the Pentagon and our military work gives him an unequaled strength starting on Day One.  We can’t have another president who needs on-the-job training.
In an increasingly divided nation, John Kasich knows America is stronger when we pull together. John Kasich rejects the cynicism from some who seek political gain from divisive rhetoric. He also rejects Washington’s endless fighting that leads only to gridlock – he overcame it to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation.  Regardless of our disagreements, Americans have far more in common than any of us do with extremists overseas who call for America’s destruction. Together we will make America strong and protect our way of life.
John Kasich’s momentum is growing because Americans want a proven leader who will bring us together to deliver the results we need. In just the past week four polls in New Hampshire show John Kasich running second. The reason is that people are recognizing the same kind of strengths he showed tonight. He is the only candidate who has outlined a sound, achievable strategy for making America stronger and safer for everyone.  America needs the leadership that John Kasich will bring to the White House on his first day in office.

- – –

There are 18 days until the Iowa caucuses, 26 days until the New Hampshire primary and 37 days until South Carolina votes. John Kasich continues to qualify for the ballot in more and more states – the current count is 37 with more to come, more volunteers sign up everyday, more online donations come in every night and more people are deciding that John Kasich has what our country needs to be the nation we are meant to be. Thank you for being a part of it and helping make it happen. Together we are doing this.
Paid for by Kasich For America, www.JohnKasich.com

Amy Ikerd – Candidate for Appeals Court Judge

January 14th, 2016, by Test User

Sharing these links for Amy Ikerd – Candidate for Appeals Court Judge. Conservative Values – Trusted Experience

https://www.facebook.com/AmyIkerdforJudge/info/

Http://www.amyikerd.com

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Feb202016

Lincoln Day Dinner

Union County Lincoln Day Dinner

From 6:15PM until 10:00PM

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940 London Ave, Marysville, Ohio

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First Friday Breakfast

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15700 Delaware Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

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