Kasich on GOP agitators: “What have they accomplished?”

27 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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.“Ohioans working on these federal projects in southern Ohio must feel as if the rug has been pulled out beneath their feet by the Obama Administration’s failure to keep their promises to help make loan guarantees available and ensure the future prosperity of this community”, Kasich said in a news release. “Michigan became a tipping point for other states like Ohio, which Romney went on to win”, said Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and a niece to Mitt Romney.

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. To get to Michigan and Ohio, Kasich’s aides so far have focused relentlessly on New Hampshire, which has a history of supporting more moderate Republican presidential candidates such as John McCain in 2000. “Find the (Republicans) who are going to be advocates of this… that everybody should have a chance to rise, that there ought to be opportunity for everyone”, Kasich said. “Being in the race for only two months, you know, you’ve got to divide up your time, where you can be most effective, but you’ll me seeing more effort from me in the state of Iowa”. 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. 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?

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