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Former congressman to run for Ohio governor [Rep. John Kasich..........]
CNN ^

Posted on 05/22/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Former congressman to run for Ohio governor Posted: 06:11 PM ET

From CNN's Mark Preston and John King

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Rep. John Kasich plans to announce next month that he will run for governor of Ohio, two Republican sources tell CNN.

Kasich has already filed paperwork with the state that allows him to raise money, established a Web site and posted a YouTube video encouraging supporters to join him at a June 1 event in his hometown for a "very special announcement." Kasich has not yet officially announced his plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: antigun; gopprimary; gungrabber; kasich; liar; oh2010; sarahbrady; strickland; traitor
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1 posted on 05/22/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If I lived there, I’d vote for him.


2 posted on 05/22/2009 5:26:32 PM PDT by taillightchaser (!)
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To: TonyRo76; Las Vegas Dave

Ohio ping


3 posted on 05/22/2009 5:29:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Sub-Driver

An honest Ohio governor? Will wonders never cease?


4 posted on 05/22/2009 5:30:12 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve always thought of Kasich as being a good guy, but maybe a bit squishy on some subjects. I don’t think I know enough about him to make a rock-solid statement of support or criticism. Any Freepers have some solid opinions about him?


5 posted on 05/22/2009 5:30:19 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Sub-Driver

I like Kasich.


6 posted on 05/22/2009 5:32:01 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

He was one of Dick Armey’s lieutenants back in the 90’s....


7 posted on 05/22/2009 5:35:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Drango

I like him, too, but why did he resign from Congress? Is there something that the ‘Rats can use against him? I vaguely remember reading that he was a good buddy of Gary Condit, and that there was a lot of carousing around.


8 posted on 05/22/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Sub-Driver

Kasich has not yet officially announced his plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in 2010.


Is Kasich getting the horse ahead of the wagon? Doesn’t he have a primary to win first before being able to do as he says?


9 posted on 05/22/2009 5:39:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: taillightchaser
If I lived there, I’d vote for him.

Me too! He was part of the Republican revolution in the '90's. He's fiscally conservative and has a good head on his shoulders. Great demeanor.

10 posted on 05/22/2009 5:39:56 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s too soft for me, but a RINO (boy are those IDIOTS disgusting) is 1,000,000,0000 times better than a marxist/progressive/socialist/control-freak rat commie ANY day.

Hooray John Kasich!


11 posted on 05/22/2009 5:40:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Inspectorette

It was my understanding that he made a campaign promise not to make a career as being a congressman. I think he just kept his promise and did not run for additional terms. He’s an honest guy.


12 posted on 05/22/2009 5:43:24 PM PDT by Hayzo
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought from the similar name,
this was about Dennis Kucinich.
13 posted on 05/22/2009 5:43:56 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Outstanding! At last, someone to vote FOR.


14 posted on 05/22/2009 5:44:24 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ..

Ohio Ping!

To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best)
both TonyRo76 and LasVegasDave.

15 posted on 05/22/2009 5:48:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: taillightchaser
I live here and I will vote for him, campaign for him and whatever it takes to get him elected.
I've never said anything like this before, but I see him as one of the key indicators that conservatives will make a comeback in 2010.
16 posted on 05/22/2009 5:49:17 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: taillightchaser

John even seems to have an up right moral understanding of how things oughta work.


17 posted on 05/22/2009 5:50:23 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: deport

The primary will not be a problem for Kasich. The field will be cleared for him.

Kasich was a budget hawk while he was an Ohio legislator and always prepared his own state budget.

You will also recall his part in forcing Clinton to balance the budget.

Ohio needs a leader, someone unlike the paper-pushing Ted Strickland, and I think Kasich has a real shot. He is young and energetic compared to Strickland, which should help.

I received this from Kasich today:

Dear Supporter,

As friends and allies I want you to be involved and aware of my plans, and I hope you can join me in the early evening of Monday, June 1st for a special announcement regarding my candidacy for elected office in Ohio. We are holding this outdoor event at the Everal Barn in my hometown of Westerville.

As you may know, earlier this month, I filed paperwork to designate a treasurer and form a campaign committee for the office of governor. At this event on June 1 I will formally announce my intentions, and it would mean a great deal to me personally if you were there.

If you can join us, please visit www.KasichforOhio.com to print your tickets and get all the details you need.

Thank you,

John

WHERE: Everal Barn, Westerville, Ohio
WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2009. 5:30pm
INFO: Get more details and print your ticket at www.KasichforOhio.com

http://www.kasichforohio.com/site/c.mvIXIfN0JyE/b.5119545/k.BE6A/Home.htm


18 posted on 05/22/2009 5:50:54 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: taillightchaser

Well I do live here and I am!


19 posted on 05/22/2009 5:59:41 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If John Kasich runs for Gov. of Ohio he’s got my vote!

John Kasich’s a good man. An honest conservative and he’d have my vote for any office he wanted to run for.


20 posted on 05/22/2009 6:00:03 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: PGalt

How is he too soft for you?


21 posted on 05/22/2009 6:00:42 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He must not be too bad, we went 11 posts before he was called a RINO.


22 posted on 05/22/2009 6:04:47 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers wonÂ’t support.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I voted for him for President in the 2000 primary. Wish I lived in Ohio, just to vote for him. I probably will contribute to his campaign.


23 posted on 05/22/2009 6:09:16 PM PDT by bballbob
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To: Sub-Driver
I always thought he'd be President some day. I had sorta given up on that a few years back.
24 posted on 05/22/2009 6:19:26 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: bballbob

I live in Ohio . If he runs, I’ll work for him.


25 posted on 05/22/2009 6:21:06 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for Kasich. I’ll pray for him, because he’s going to get trashed by the “news media” from here on out.


26 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Inspectorette

He got married and shortly thereafter, he and his wife had twins.

I’ve always liked him. As far as I know, he has a business/economics background than law. We need a LOT more business people in D.C. and a LOT less lawyers (no offense to Freeper lawyers).


27 posted on 05/22/2009 6:23:42 PM PDT by randita
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To: Sub-Driver

I dont know why this great man has not risen to higher levels already.


28 posted on 05/22/2009 6:27:21 PM PDT by blackminorca
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To: Inspectorette

I thought that was Joe Scarborough.


29 posted on 05/22/2009 6:27:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Kasich lives in one of the Columbus suburbs, so I’ll probably work for his campaign as well. There was another good conservative candidate (Seth Morgan) who got elected to the Statehouse in November, so I hope this is an indicator of a return to conservatism in the state. John Kasich spoke at the Columbus Tea Party, IIRC, and was very well-received there (except by the anarcho-libertarians who tried to shout down anyone who had held public office).


30 posted on 05/22/2009 6:34:49 PM PDT by sthguard (The problem isn't Islamic terrorists; it's terroristic Islam!)
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To: keats5; TWfromTEXAS

I should not have used the word RINO, because I have no indication that it applies to Kasich. Watching him on FOX he appears to be too nice (thus the term soft) when making his points to the opposition or pointing out their constant hypocrisy. I would vote for Kasich (and a RINO) over any ‘rat. I wish him well.


31 posted on 05/22/2009 6:35:20 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Cyber Liberty

John Kasich is exactly what the Ohio Republican Party needs to recover from the Taft Regime.

It’s a shame that Taft’s taxation and misrule took down some good Republicans. John can help rebuild the Party, and he can take down Strickland.

Best,

Chris


32 posted on 05/22/2009 6:35:35 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Inspectorette

I think he wasn’t married the entire time he was in Congress. He and his wife had twins and he didn’t run again...probably to make more $$$$.


33 posted on 05/22/2009 6:38:46 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Inspectorette
"I like him, too, but why did he resign from Congress?"

He didn't resign. His term expired and he didn't run for re-election. This was after his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, and he'd been in office since 1982. So he went and worked private sector for a while, did his gigs on Fox News, and left his seat to his protege Pat Tiberi.

34 posted on 05/22/2009 6:45:44 PM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: PGalt

I’m an Ohioan, and have followed Kasich. He’s a true conservative- not a RINO at all.

He has class and behaves like a gentleman, but I would not characterize him as soft at all.


35 posted on 05/22/2009 6:48:36 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: keats5
but I would not characterize him as soft at all.

He's been soft on the Second Amendment in the past.

36 posted on 05/22/2009 6:55:40 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Drango
I love Kasich also. We fly to Rome on the same plane in May 2007. My son, wife and I talked to him as we picked up our luggage. He is real down to earth. John's wife will never forget us. My son asked if they had any kids. John's wife said yes we have twins. My son asked where they were and she said they were back in the states. My son who was 7 at the time said ‘I bet they miss you a lot'! Right at the start of their 2 weeks stay in Italy!
37 posted on 05/22/2009 7:17:10 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s from The Rocks of Pittsburgh originally....McKeesRocks!!!!


38 posted on 05/22/2009 7:27:53 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: keats5
He has class and behaves like a gentleman, but I would not characterize him as soft at all.

I quess I'm looking for too much...like an articulate street fighter to verbally lambast the 'rats. I have seen John get worked up on occasion on FOX, but maybe it's the overall demeanor or the haircut...I don't know...just speculating. I would welcome John Kasich any day over our Michigan governor, Jenny Grantheft. Thanks for your closer-to-the-politician observation.

39 posted on 05/22/2009 7:30:14 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he’ll run for the presidency.

He seems to be a good man.

Played a big part for the balanced budget during the Klinton era (error).


40 posted on 05/22/2009 7:31:18 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: keats5; Kent C
I’m an Ohioan, and have followed Kasich. He’s a true conservative- not a RINO at all.

I wish that were true, but sadly it isn't. John Kasich is a traitor to our Second Amendment freedoms. He was almost single handedly responsible for the assault weapons ban because of his behind-the-scenes betrayal of his Republican colleges. He also voted for the Brady law.

The article below explains how the Republicans had successfully blocked the Assault Weapons Ban until Kasich negotiated a sellout with Leon Panetta. I once thought Kasich had presidential potential, but now I know that traitor is nothing but a pathetic fraud.

David Broder's Washington Post article describing the Kasich's betrayal

41 posted on 05/22/2009 7:38:30 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

You forgot to call him a RINO. (In the Obama era on FR, RINO is defined as “Any Republican who ever did anything I don’t like or held a position contrary to mine on any issue.”)


42 posted on 05/22/2009 7:52:03 PM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: Drango

So do I. I live in Ohio and at this point anything is better than what the state has now.


43 posted on 05/22/2009 7:56:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: sthguard

He lives in Westerville. The email I got said to go here:
http://www.kasichforohio.com/site/c.mvIXIfN0JyE/b.5119545/k.BE6A/Home.htm
to attend the announment in Westerville.


44 posted on 05/22/2009 7:59:41 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver

It will be nice to have someone to vote for in Ohio rather than just vote against the Rats.


45 posted on 05/22/2009 8:06:49 PM PDT by OCC
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To: PGalt; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ..

/bingo


46 posted on 05/22/2009 8:16:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: keats5
I know you didn't ask me, but he's got one major disqualifier to getting my enthusiasm: he believes in the Global Warming scam.

This is my big issue. I think we need to fight these hucksters head-on, but Kasich buys into that garbage.

Other than that, I must say, I've always like him.

Hank

47 posted on 05/22/2009 8:18:51 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Eat Hooterville Rutabagas!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kasich on the issues:

http://www.ontheissues.org/OH/John_Kasich.htm


48 posted on 05/22/2009 8:25:46 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Dan Middleton
You forgot to call him a RINO

Thank you for the reminder! John Kasich is a traitorous, back-stabbing, sell out of a *R-I-N-O* for his complete betrayal of our Second Amendment freedoms.

49 posted on 05/22/2009 8:28:58 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: taillightchaser

wahooo! now I got a vote to cast gladly,instead of biting my tongue and closing my eyes and saying a prayer,and hoping the rino I vote for will change.I like good news,and this guy is a winner! strickland is an idiot. The tide seems to be slowly turning anyway,,,2010 may turn out all right after all.


50 posted on 05/22/2009 8:30:03 PM PDT by coalman (type to slow to be relevant,but I try)
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