The Party Goes to Bat For Kasich in Ohio
Election 2016 ▶ The state GOP breaks its neutrality to help the governor ▶ “We have the apparatus to turn out the vote”
Since making his debut in Ohio politics 38 years ago as a 26-year- old with a bowl haircut and a penchant for lecturing party elders, John Kasich has been elected nine times as a congressman and twice as governor. He won 86 of 88 counties when he was reelected in 2014. Kasich’s counting on his home state to stick with him and keep his long- shot bid for the White House alive in its March 15 primary.
He has a unique advantage: the active support of Ohio’s state GOP. The party, run by close allies,