Ka­sich meets with leg­is­la­tors

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BAL­TI­MORE — Four East­ern Shore Leg­is­la­tors met with pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Gov. John Ka­sich on Wed­nes­day, April 13 in Bal­ti­more to dis­cuss his cam­paign strat­egy for Mary­land with the open­ing of early vot­ing just hours away.

In a con­fer­ence ta­ble set­ting of 14 leg­is­la­tors and mem­bers of the State Repub­li­can Party, for­mer Gov. Bob Ehrlich be­gan by in­tro­duc­ing his for­mer col­league from the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. “We are all here for one rea­son, to help elect John Ka­sich as our next pres­i­dent,” said Ehrlich.

Tak­ing part in the meet­ing were Sen. Steve Her­shey ( R- 36- Up­per Shore), Del. Ade­laide Eckardt ( R37- Mid Shore), Del. Johnny Mautz ( R- 37B- Caro­line, Dorch­ester, Tal­bot), and Wi­comico), and Del. Mary Beth Carozza ( R- 38CWorces­ter/Wi­comico).

“Gov. Ka­sich started by iden­ti­fy­ing the two ma­jor points in seek­ing our sup­port and en­dorse­ment — who can win in Novem­ber and who has the ex­pe­ri­ence to ac­tu­ally be our pres­i­dent,” Her­shey said.

“Let’s be clear, Mary­land’s pri­mary shouldn’t be a rub­ber stamp con­firm­ing the re­sults of other states, it’s about plant­ing its own flag in the nom­i­na­tion process and choos­ing a nom­i­nee that’s best for our state,” said Her­shey.

Also in at­ten­dance were mem­bers of Ka­sich’s na­tional cam­paign team in­clud­ing an in­di­vid­ual fo­cused solely on se­cur­ing del­e­gates for the Repub­li­can Na­tional Con­ven­tion be­ing held July 18-21 in Cleve­land, Ohio. “The team ac­knowl­edged the path to the Repub­li­can Nom­i­na­tion would not be by con­ven­tional means, how­ever they made a strong case that there is a very fore­see­able path if there is a con­tested multi-bal­lot con­ven­tion,” said Her­shey.

For one of the East­ern Shore leg­is­la­tors, it was not her first meet­ing with Ka­sich. “I am proud to sup­port my friend, John Ka­sich for Pres­i­dent,” said Carozza. “I per­son­ally know John Ka­sich and worked with him when he led the ef­fort as House Bud­get Com­mit­tee Chair­man in putting Amer­ica’s fis­cal house back in or­der by bal­anc­ing the fed­eral bud­get for the first time since man walked on the moon.”

Carozza was re­fer­ring to Ka­sich’s nine terms in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, from 1983 to 2001.

“As gov­er­nor of Ohio, John Ka­sich has been a top job cre­ator and has cut Ohio taxes by $ 5 bil­lion since 2011,” con­tin­ued Carozza, “John Ka­sich will bring that same suc­cess­ful fo­cus to all of Amer­ica as our Pres­i­dent.”

Eckardt said she was very im­pressed with the cam­paign team’s or­ga­ni­za­tion and Ka­sich’s com­ments dur­ing the meet­ing. “I liked his clear and fo­cused vi­sion for Amer­ica that is built on suc­cesses and many ac­com­plish­ments while serv­ing as gov­er­nor of Ohio,” said Eckardt, “He will work for the peo­ple.”

“John Ka­sich is the only can­di­date com­pet­ing for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion that has a proven record of ac­com­plish­ment and suc­cess in high of­fice,” said Mautz, “He is the most qual­i­fied can­di­date from ei­ther party.”

The cam­paign team ref­er­enced sev­eral re­cent na­tion­wide polls match­ing up each cur­rent Repub­li­can can­di­date against pre­sumed Demo­cratic nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton, and said Ka­sich is the only one that con­sis­tently polls higher in a head to head matchup.

“We may not see eye to eye on ev­ery is­sue,” said Her­shey speak­ing about Ka­sich, “but there is no per­fect can­di­date re­main­ing. I am sup­port­ing the most con­ser­va­tive can­di­date that I be­lieve can ac­tu­ally beat Hil­lary Clin­ton in Novem­ber.”

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Four East­ern Shore leg­is­la­tors, along with for­mer Gov. Bob Ehrlich, re­cently met with pres­i­den­tial can­di­date John Ka­sich in Bal­ti­more. Left to right are Del. Johnny Mautz, Sen. Ad­die Eckardt, Ehrlich, Ka­sich, Del. Mary Beth Carozza, and Sen. Steve Her­shey.

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