Face the Nation Transcripts September 27: Boehner, Sanders & Kasich

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Boehner resignation will trigger special election for Ohio seat.

John Boehner’s surprise resignation announcement has ignited speculation not only over who might replace him as House speaker but who will fill his Ohio House seat. But Cincinnati Tea Party President Ann Becker told USA Today that Boehner had disappointed conservatives there, and she guessed there will be a healthy scramble of conservatives hoping to fill his spot. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is heading back to Iowa this weekend as he tries to gain traction for his 2016 presidential campaign in the early primary state. John Kasich is telling anti-establishment Republicans in the House to “look in the mirror” before attacking outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The people who keep saying that they want things to happen, what have they accomplished?

Two Republicans are already listed as active candidates for the 8th District seat in November 2016: businessman and Tea Party activist Matthew Ashworth, and teacher and tea party activist J.D. Kasich had been registering in second or third place in the first primary state, where the Republican presidential hopeful and his allies have invested heavily.

New Day for America, a super PAC supporting Kasich, began airing new ads this week in New Hampshire emphasizing Kasich’s experience balancing the federal budget. The governor says state officials are scheduled to visit Piketon next week and are ensuring local workforce teams have resources to help affected workers. Kasich says such help also will be available for workers affected if local fears come true and funding changes slow down the separate uranium plant cleanup project in Piketon that employs hundreds of people. Up next: Today, Kasich has three stops scheduled in South Carolina, including a session with the Greater Charleston Business Alliance/South Carolina African-American Chamber of Commerce and a town-hall gathering in Hilton Head,” reports Darrel Rowland of the Columbus Dispatch. “On Saturday, he’s off to Iowa for a national-security forum in Sioux City and a hog roast in Council Bluffs.” Big Mississippi team: Kasich’s efforts to build a network in lower-profile states continue to pay dividends.

Gregg Harper, an earlier Kasich backer in the state, said in an email announcing the new endorsements. “No one else has a record on those issues that can match Gov. We know he will do it, because he’s done it before.” Lively debate: “A candid, engaging conversationalist who stresses the need for collegiality, Kasich can, under close questioning, become brusque, bordering on bristly,” writes Boston Globe columnist Scott Lehigh, who watched Kasich’s interview this week with the newspaper’s editorial board.

Bush’s invasion of Iraq, which occurred after he had left Congress, made him complicit in what he now considers a mistake, Kasich quickly conjugated himself from congenial to contrary. A similarly peremptory tone came when he was pushed on gun control, a discussion he tried to end this way: “Look, man, let me explain: I’m for the Second Amendment.” Uber, but for transparency: Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel “asked 3,962 municipalities to put checkbook-level expenses online as he did with state expenses last year,” reports Jackie Borchardt of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. “Mandel said more than 300 local governments have committed to the project [and] has told local officials across the state they have a choice. ‘Do they want to be Blockbuster video or do they want to be Netflix? Because the reality is technology is changing so quick, it’s shifting beneath the feet of public officials.'” Way of the future, Part II: “Now when someone registers their business with the Secretary of State’s office they’ll have a chance to create their own website and make their business easier to find through Google,” Ideastream’s Andy Chow reports, noting a new partnership announced Thursday with the search engine giant. “Secretary of State Jon Husted said his office is finding more ways of relying on web tools and services rather than the old days of paperwork filing.” Subscribe to our daily National Politics newsletter, which includes Ohio Politics Roundup, here.

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