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Kasich Campaign Update From: Beth Hansen, Campaign Manager

May 3rd, 2016, by Test User
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:

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

April 24th, 2016, by Test User

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.

ICYMI: Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses John Kasich

April 24th, 2016, by Test User
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.
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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

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

April 19th, 2016, by Test User

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.

WEEK IN REVIEW Saturday, April 2, 2016 through Friday, April 8, 2016

April 10th, 2016, by Test User

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • Governor John R. Kasich signed two bills, Am. S.B. 124 and S.B. 18. Read more here.
  • Lt. Governor Mary Taylor spoke about Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Legislative Reception of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in Columbus (Franklin Co.).
  • Kasich announced an appointment to the Ethics Commission and a reappointment to the State Fire Council. Read more here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Kasich gave his annual State of the State address at a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta (Washington Co.). A transcript of his speech can be found here.
  • Taylor toured the Rocky Boots National Distribution Center (Hocking Co.) and met with leadership to discuss the company’s economic impact to the state.
  • Taylor met with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (Athens Co.) where she discussed southeastern Ohio’s challenges and assets to boost economic growth and recovery in the region.
  • Taylor led a roundtable discussion with the Ohio Pharmacists Association and local business owners in Athens (Athens Co.) to discuss the Pharmacy Benefit Managers program.
  • Taylor participated in an Oil and Gas Industry Panel at Marietta College (Washington Co.) to discuss oil and gas resource policy with local stakeholders and Marietta College’s petroleum and engineering students.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Kasich announced appointments to the Ohio University Board of Trustees and the Washington State Community College Board of Trustees. Read more here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Kasich announced reappointments to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors. Read more here.

2016 State of the State Transcript

April 7th, 2016, by Test User

2016 State of the State Transcript (1)

WEEK IN REVIEW Saturday, March 19, 2016 through Friday, March 25, 2016

March 26th, 2016, by Test User

Monday, March 21, 2016

  • Governor John R. Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all Department of Rehabilitation and Correction facilities throughout the state of Ohio and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on March 22, 2016, in honor of the life and service of former Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Terry Collins.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • Kasich ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio until sunset,March 26, 2016, in honor of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks perpetrated on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Kasich announced appointments the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees and the Underground Technical Committee. Read more here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Lt. Governor Mary Taylor visited Bluegrass Farms in Jeffersonville (Fayette Co.) to tour the company’s soybean processing facility.
  • Taylor toured SugarCreek Packing Co. in Washington Courthouse (Fayette Co.).
  • Taylor visited Glatfelter, Chillicothe’s historic paper mill (Ross Co.), to tour the company’s facilities.
  • Kasich announced reappointments to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board and the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. Read more here.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Kasich announced appointments to the Zane State College Board of Trustees, the Miami University Board of Trustees and the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. Read more here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Kasich announced appointments to the State Emergency Response Commission, the University of Akron Board of Trustees, the State Board of Education and the Public Benefits Advisory Board. Read more here.

ICYMI: Why John Kasich is the Only One Who Can Stop Donald Trump

March 16th, 2016, by Test User

Trump recently trotted out an “absentee governor” attack against Kasich, enhancing it with a gratuitous slap at Chris Christie, who has not only endorsed Trump, but was campaigning with him when Trump make the remark. Ohioans were unconvinced, probably because of Kasich’s sky-high approvals in the Buckeye State.

 

So Trump is still trying to find the quirk or supposed defect of character he can use to taunt Kasich, and that may prove to be a problem for Trump moving forward.

A string of strong finishes by Kasich in these states won’t preclude Trump from winning the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. 

But if Kasich can capitalize on his Ohio win, Rubio’s exit, and a rather favorable map going forward, he may, with Cruz, be able to slow Trump’s momentum enough that he limps into the convention looking like anything but a consensus pick.

[W]ith Kasich’s win in Ohio on Tuesday, the path to a contested convention looks a little easier to navigate.

 

To read the full article, click 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

 

Former Ohio State Football Coaches Jim Tressel, John Cooper Earle Bruce & Luke Fickell Support John Kasich for President

March 14th, 2016, by Test User

Kasich for America announced today that former Ohio State football coaches Jim Tressel, John Cooper, Earle Bruce & Luke Fickell have endorsed Gov. Kasich for president.

 

In response to these endorsements, Gov. Kasich said, “During my 2014 reelection campaign, I stood in Ohio Stadium and asked Ohioans to believe that the best was yet to come. It seems fitting that with three Ohio football legends at my side, I ask Ohioans to believe again. I ask Americans to believe. We face incredible challenges, but they are not beyond our reach if we come together to solve them. I’m grateful to my friends Jim Tressel, John Cooper and Earle Bruce for their bold leadership and generous support as we move into the endzone here in the Buckeye State.”

 

Said Tressel, “John Kasich is the leader Ohioans needed in crisis, and he is the leader Americans need now. When the crushing loss of 350,000 jobs had Ohio down on its knees, he lifted the state back onto its feet and helped the private sector create over 400,000 jobs. I have no doubt that as president, Gov. Kasich will turn things around in America like he has here at home. I enthusiastically support my governor and friend and encourage my fellow Buckeyes to do the same.”

 

Tressel served as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 2001 to 2010, leading the team to six Big Ten titles and the first national championship in 2002 for the first time since 1970. In 2014 he was inaugurated President of Youngstown State University.

 

Said Cooper, “I’ve watched as John Kasich left his mark on Washington as the architect of the balanced budget and then here at home as he led our state out of a deep recession. He’s the kind of Reagan-esque leader who inspires us to believe that our best days are yet to come and brings us together to make them a reality. I urge Ohioans to step up and push John Kasich past the finish line.”

 

Cooper led the Ohio State Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships as head football coach from 1988 to 2000. After retiring from coaching, he worked as a scouting consultant for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and as a college football analyst on ESPN.

 

Earle Bruce said, “I’m proud to support Gov. Kasich in any way I can. He has the vision and experience to tackle our country’s greatest challenges and leave a stronger and safer country to future generations. He knows what’s possible and knows what it takes to get there, which puts him head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates. I’m feeling good about his chances tomorrow.”

 

Bruce succeeded Woody Hayes as head football coach in 1979, leading the Buckeyes to four Big Ten Championships until his retirement in 1987.

 

Said Fickell, “As a proud Columbus native, I’ve had a front row seat to the incredible work Gov. Kasich has done in our state over the last five years. We’ve gone from down-and-out to up-and-coming in a very short time. Jobs are back, the economy’s growing and people are hopeful again. The same commonsense leadership that has worked for Ohio will work for America. I’m proud to join Coaches Tressel, Cooper and Bruce in supporting John Kasich for president.”

 

Fickell, a Columbus native and graduate of The Ohio State University, served as the Buckeyes football interim head coach during the 2011 season. As defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, he has coached on the team for 14 consecutive seasons.

 

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

WEEK IN REVIEW Saturday, March 5, 2016 through Friday, March 11, 2016

March 13th, 2016, by Test User

Sunday, March 6, 2016

  • Governor John R. Kasich released a statement on the passing of Nancy Reagan.  Read the statement here.

Monday, March 7, 2016

  • Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio from sunrise to sunset until Friday, March 11, 2016, in honor of the life of Nancy Reagan.
  • Kasich and Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich issued a statement on Ohio’s selection to participate in the National Fitness Challenge. Read more here.
  • Kasich announced a reappointment to the Wildlife Council. Read more here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

  • Kasich announced an appointment to the State Auctioneers Commission. Read more here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Kasich released a statement on Amazon’s lease agreement with the Wilmington-based Air Transport Services Group. Read more here.
  • Kasich announced a reappointment to the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Board and an appointment to the Ohio Public Defender Commission. Read more here.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Kasich announced the public lottery for tickets to the 2016 State of the State address on April 6th in Marietta. Those interested in attending the event can enter the public lottery by visiting governor.ohio.gov. Read more here.

Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Kasich announced an appointment to the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council and reappointments to the TourismOhio Advisory Board. Read more here.

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