Together, we fought the good fight and did it the right way. Your devotion to our campaign based on our shared belief in solving our nation’s challenges by uniting people and lifting them up will forever remain in the hearts of my family and me. While our campaign is ending, our work is not over. We need to continue strengthening our families and our communities because that is how we strengthen our country.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Monday, April 25, 2016
- Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 530 jobs and retain 536 jobs statewide. Read more here.
- Lt. Governor Mary Taylor attended Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade show, in Hanover, Germany from Monday, April 25 to Tuesday, April 26 to showcase Ohio’s jobs friendly business climate.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
- Kasich announced reappointments to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. Read more here.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
- Kasich announced a reappointment to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Read more here.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
- Taylor joined GE’s Women in Aviation Network in Evandale (Hamilton Co.) where she discussed the importance of women in the aviation industry.
- Kasich announced appointments to the Ohio Respiratory Care Board and the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Licensing Board. Read morehere.
Friday, April 29, 2016
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Miami University Board of Trustees. Read more here.
We hope you can join us this Friday for “First Friday at Frisch’s”! We’ll be at the Marysville Frisch’s at 8 am for food, fellowship and good discussion regarding the latest political news.
Please join us if you can!
Your Chair Chris Schmenk
We’re officially 78 days away from the GOP Convention and our campaign has shifted our focus to the upcoming primaries in Oregon, New Mexico and California.
National polls continue to show that Gov. John Kasich is the only Republican who can defeat Hillary Clinton. Nominating Trump/Cruz makes it likely that we’ll lose the majority in the U.S. Senate, the Supreme Court and countless down-ballot races around the country. Republicans still have an opportunity to stop this from happening but they must get behind Gov. Kasich before it’s too late.
We picked up more delegates last Tuesday and also had some important wins this week in Arizona and South Carolina. Here’s a recap:
ENDORSED: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
“Governor Kasich earns our endorsement because, unlike his primary opponents, he has a proven ability to unite people across party lines, and has a track record of enacting bold, comprehensive policies to solve the problems that matter to Hispanic business owners, and all Americans,” said Palomarez…”
“There is so much at stake in this election and our country cannot afford to have those who would divide our nation and prey on the fears of the American people as our President,” said Palomarez. “By way of example, Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric toward women, immigrants, the disabled, Muslims, and the Hispanic community not only divides our country, but sends a clear message that Hispanic voters won’t forget: he does not stand with our community.” Read more (here)
Oregon & California
Gov. John Kasich attended Town Hall events in Portland and Medford on Thursday before heading to California to attend another Town Hall in San Francisco and giving remarks at the California GOP Convention. While there, he also met with delegates and continued to make the case for why he’s the best Republican to face Hillary and go on to lead our country. On Saturday, he attended one more Town Hall event in San Jose.
More Delegate Wins
After wrapping up another weekend of GOP caucuses and conventions, I’m pleased to share with you that we gained nearly 20 delegates in Arizona, a state where we had zero delegates walking into the convention. In addition to Arizona we achieved delegate gains in South Carolina.
MUST READ New York Times Column:
A recent column by David Brooks is a powerful articulation of the driving force behind Gov. Kasich’s campaign for President. I hope you will take a few minutes to read it and share it with your friends and colleagues. A link to the column is (here)
“[T]he leaders of the Republican Party are … going down meekly and hoping for a quiet convention. They seem blithely unaware that this is a Joe McCarthy moment. People will be judged by where they stood at this time. Those who walked with Trump will be tainted forever after for the degradation of standards and the general election slaughter.
“The better course for all of us – Republican, Democrat and independent – is to step back and take the long view, and to begin building for that. This election – not only the Trump phenomenon but the rise of Bernie Sanders, also – has reminded us how much pain there is in this country. According to a Pew Research poll, 75 percent of Trump voters say that life has gotten worse for people like them over the last half century.
“This declinism intertwines with other horrible social statistics. The suicide rate has surged to a 30-year high – a sure sign of rampant social isolation. A record number of Americans believe the American dream is out of reach. And for millennials, social trust is at historic lows. Trump’s success grew out of that pain, but he is not the right response to it. …
“We’ll probably need a new national story. Up until now, America’s story has been some version of the rags-to-riches story … I don’t know what the new national story will be, but maybe it will be less individualistic and more redemptive. … We’ll probably need a new definition of masculinity, too. … The traditional masculine ideal isn’t working anymore. It leads to high dropout rates, high incarceration rates, low labor force participation rates. This is an economy that rewards emotional connection and verbal expressiveness. …
“We’ll also need to rebuild the sense that we’re all in this together. … Maybe the task is to build a ladder of hope. … Trump will have his gruesome moment. The time is best spent elsewhere, meeting the neighbors who have become strangers, and listening to what they have to say.”
Endorsements & Team News:
Monday, April 18, 2016
- Governor John R. Kasich announced an appointment to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Read more here.
- Lt. Governor Mary Taylor addressed the 2016 Ohio Tourism Summit at the Ohio Statehouse (Franklin Co.).
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
- Taylor gave the keynote address at the Ohio Business Expo at the Ohio History Center in Columbus (Franklin Co.).
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Underground Technical Committee. Read more here.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
- Taylor led a discussion with Ohio’s Common Sense Initiatives’ Small Business Advisory Council.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
- Taylor spoke to the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Cleveland (Cuyahoga Co.).
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Oil and Gas Commission and reappointments to the Third Frontier Commission. Read more here.
Friday, April 22, 2016
- Kasich announced a reappointment to the Third Frontier Commission. Read more here.
April 24, 2016
On Tuesday, Keystone State Republicans can have an impact. They can send a message. And if the message is, We want a shot at putting Pennsylvania in the red column in November, their choice is clear: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Start with experience. As governor since 2011, the 63-year-old Western Pennsylvania native has more time as an executive than his two GOP opponents combined – the kind in which you can’t fire someone because you didn’t get your way. He was also a state senator and served 18 years in Congress. On the House Armed Services Committee, he was a strong supporter of President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy. As chairman of the House Budget Committee in the ’90s, he was part of the leadership team that helped produce balanced budgets. The lesson? A divided government need not be a gridlocked one.
He brought that sense of fiscal responsibility and emphasis on collaboration to the executive mansion in Ohio, turning budget deficits into surpluses and holding the line on taxes – but not at the expense of those who rely on a government safety net to get by.
Read the full editorial 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 400,000 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
Monday, April 11, 2016
- Governor John R. Kasich announced a reappointment to the State Dental Board and appointments to the State Dental Board and the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Read more here.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
- Lt. Governor Mary Taylor participated in an event to highlight new reforms to strengthen Ohio’s fight against prescription drug abuse.
- Taylor spoke to the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters in Columbus (Franklin Co.).
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Franklin County Municipal Court. Read morehere.
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Cleveland Municipal Court. Read more here.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
- Taylor participated in the annual meeting of the Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers in Columbus (Franklin Co.).
- Taylor spoke to the Ohio Auto Dealers Association in Columbus (Franklin Co.) about Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative.
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Ohio Athletic Commission. Read more here.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
- Taylor attended Adams County Day at the Ohio Statehouse (Franklin Co.).
- Taylor toured Celina Aluminum Precision Technology in Celina (Mercer Co.).
- Taylor lead a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders in Celina (Mercer Co.) about Ohio’s continued fight against prescription drug abuse.
- Taylor toured Coldwater Machine in Coldwater (Mercer Co.).
- Kasich announced an appointment to the Materials Management Advisory Council. Read more here.
Friday, April 15, 2016
- Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Franklin and Licking Counties from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in honor of the life and service of Columbus Police Officer Steven M. Smith.
- Kasich announced the swearing-in of Sarah Morrison as the interim administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.