Skip to comments.Former congressman to run for Ohio governor [Rep. John Kasich..........]
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.
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If I lived there, I’d vote for him.
An honest Ohio governor? Will wonders never cease?
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?
I like Kasich.
He was one of Dick Armey’s lieutenants back in the 90’s....
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Outstanding! At last, someone to vote FOR.
John even seems to have an up right moral understanding of how things oughta work.
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:
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.
WHERE: Everal Barn, Westerville, Ohio
WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2009. 5:30pm
INFO: Get more details and print your ticket at www.KasichforOhio.com
Well I do live here and I am!
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.