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Pittsburgh native John Kasich to run for Ohio Gov.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 1, 2009 | Salena Zito

Posted on 06/01/2009 2:50:48 PM PDT by Salena Zito

Pittsburgh native and former Ohio congressman John Kasich will be announcing his bid to take on Democratic Governor Ted Strickland for the Buckeye state's executive office in 2010.

Look for the announcement to appear around the same time on his Web site

Kasich hails from the McKees Rocks suburb of Pittsburgh that also gave Pennsylvania the late Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll and cable news junkies frequent appearances of Oxi-Clean spokesperson, Billy Mays (Hi, Billy Mays here!).

A former nine-term congressman, presidential candidate and host of his own Fox News Show appropriately called "Heartland with John Kasich," Kasich, 57, filed the appropriate paperwork to run for Ohio's executive office early last month.

Kasich developed a reputation as a congressman that stood for lower taxes, family values and reduced spending during the heady days of the Newt Gingrich led Republican Revolution. His last few weeks doing the covered-dish detail across the state has shown he has not veered from that plank.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2010; conservative; itsaburghthing; johnkasich; oh2010; ohio; pennsylvania; republicans; zito

1 posted on 06/01/2009 2:50:49 PM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ohio Ping, please.


2 posted on 06/01/2009 2:54:00 PM PDT by EBH (I am not your comrade, nor sheeple, nor surf or slave; but a Freeman.)
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3 posted on 06/01/2009 2:57:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EBH; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Special thanks to EBH for the ping.

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4 posted on 06/01/2009 3:02:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy; SoothingDave

Did y’all see this?


5 posted on 06/01/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: martin_fierro

I have met him. He is good people.


6 posted on 06/01/2009 3:14:30 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I can overlook him being from Pittsburgh if he can put Ted Scumland out of a job.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 3:36:59 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: secret garden

yep, knew he was a jagoff from the burgh and that he was running.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 3:48:27 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: martin_fierro

The Rocks ping!!!


9 posted on 06/01/2009 3:49:46 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

I actually met one of the McKees once. Wotta character.


10 posted on 06/01/2009 3:50:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JavaJumpy

He would be MILES and MILES better than Ted Strickland!!!


12 posted on 06/01/2009 3:55:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: All

Chris Redfern statement on John Kasich

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=114918&catid=3

WKYC TV should also have the video and for all I know it’s on YouTube already.


13 posted on 06/01/2009 4:06:53 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: JavaJumpy

I heard they would.


14 posted on 06/01/2009 4:07:10 PM PDT by Salena Zito (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/blogs/fortyfourthestate/)
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To: martin_fierro; Las Vegas Dave

Hey cool, I didn’t know he was from Pittsburgh. And how many times does one get pinged to the same thread by both the Pittsburgh and NE Ohio lists? (When it doesn’t have to do with the Steelers stomping all over the Browns of course, snort.)


15 posted on 06/01/2009 4:08:01 PM PDT by agrace
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To: JavaJumpy; holdonnow
The Dems launched an attack against him for his work with Lehman Brothers/Wall Street/downfall of economy.

He needs to memorize the transcript of Mark Levin's first hour from tonight; in fact we all do. I've never heard such a precise, methodical explanation of our economic position and how we got to where we are. Of course, if I hadn't given my copy of Liberty and Tyranny to my dad, I could glean it from within for myself. :) But since I had, and even though I already knew the basic facts, I very much appreciated him spelling it out as he did - well done.

16 posted on 06/01/2009 4:13:48 PM PDT by agrace
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To: agrace; holdonnow

He needs to memorize the transcript of Mark Levin’s first hour from tonight; in fact we all do.
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Hey, thanks for that; our local radio does the rebroadcast later in the evening. Sometimes by that time of night I just can’t listen to anything but music, but I’ll be sure to tune in.

I’d like to think we have a chance in Ohio. The closing of the GM plants is not going over well in my neck of the woods, and of course there will be a trickle down effect to other manufacturers here. The GOP definitely has an opening; I just hope they remember that people here often vote on collective emotion more than fact and right now there’s a lot of emotion.

Thanks again for the heads up on Mark’s show. I know someone who has had the pleasure of talking to him several times and she said he is well worth the wait! Er, maybe I should say hold time... ;)


17 posted on 06/01/2009 4:38:24 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Wow, this is good news. Good luck, John! :o)


18 posted on 06/01/2009 4:39:49 PM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: Salena Zito
Kasich developed a reputation as a congressman that stood for lower taxes, family values and reduced spending during the heady days of the Newt Gingrich led Republican Revolution. His last few weeks doing the covered-dish detail across the state has shown he has not veered from that plank.

Good! We need more like him!

19 posted on 06/01/2009 4:40:08 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Salena Zito

Now that is some GREAT news. Finally!


20 posted on 06/01/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: JavaJumpy
The official announcement was to have been today, but he postponed it.

Nope. I just returned home from the announcement.

21 posted on 06/01/2009 4:47:54 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I have met him. He is good people.

Except for his stand on semi-autos's. Ask him about it. I have not forgotten it. Kasich is a back stabbin RINO weasel. Just what we need for governor.

Meanwhile, the very liberal Strickland is not making any waves and will be a shoo-in if we have another RINO run. Why don't the Repub party give Blackwell a fair shot?

22 posted on 06/01/2009 4:49:52 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: Salena Zito

Good news for Ohio.


23 posted on 06/01/2009 4:55:46 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Salena Zito

RINO alert!!! He used to be fairly conservative but since he got on television he turned into a RINO.


24 posted on 06/01/2009 4:58:08 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: JavaJumpy
I’d like to think we have a chance in Ohio.

John is our best chance. I hope he takes lessons to be learned from states that are business friendly.

25 posted on 06/01/2009 4:59:06 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: suijuris
Sorry to say I think Strickland is not going to be beat. He's a liberal but all in all has managed to keep it to a low roar. His approval numbers are very high. He tends not to make waves. Now his 2nd term may be a different story.
27 posted on 06/01/2009 4:59:40 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: SuziQ

Evidently you’ve never seen him or listened to him on TV. RINO


28 posted on 06/01/2009 5:00:38 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: fish hawk

Don’t discount those who are conservative in most ways, but differ in one or two. As long as they don’t work to hamper conservatism, I’m glad to have them on our side.


29 posted on 06/01/2009 5:04:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

You’re more tolerant than I. I even pissed at Cheney now for sticking up for gay marriage. And believe me, I really admired the man. (up until now)


30 posted on 06/01/2009 5:06:23 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: fish hawk
Conservatives are going to HAVE to be tolerant, or we'll find ourselves in a minority in perpetuity. If a politican doesn't toe the conservative line, I don't mind, as long as he or she is conservative on the abortion issue, even marginally so. If they're soft on other issues, I can deal with that, but I just don't want them working AGAINST conservative issues, or trashing conservatives, as many RINOS tend to do.

Cheney didn't do anything to push homosexual marriage on this country, so if he personally supports it, that's up to him, and it doesn't bother me.

We won't get purity in a candidate for national election; they wouldn't get the votes of independents, which ARE needed, no matter how much we are annoyed by that prospect.

31 posted on 06/01/2009 5:12:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

**I don’t mind, as long as he or she is conservative on the abortion issue, even marginally so.**

you’re describing John McLAME.. and look what it got us. Screw it... I held my nose and voted for McLame, but ... it won’t happen again.

I hate to say this, but without a VetoPROOF Majority in both houses,The ONLY thing a President can do about abortion is appoint Justices to the Supreme Court that can overturn ROE v. Wade... and that isn’t going to happen in my lifetime.

God Help my Kids... and theirs!


32 posted on 06/01/2009 5:53:25 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: SuziQ
I just now watched Dick Cheney on Gretta support gay marriage and it almost made me puke. So he caved because he has a queer daughter, but what about “morality”. This is why all politician's trustworthiness is down in the dumps.
33 posted on 06/01/2009 8:00:40 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SuziQ
Not me. I was just saying last week that the Republican party needs to purge itself down to Rush, Cheney and me. Well, now it's down to Rush and me. I'd rather have a pure party than kissing RINO’s asses just to get elected. We've been doing that for years now and look where we are.
34 posted on 06/01/2009 8:03:53 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: martin_fierro

I like John Kasich. First became aware of him during the 2000 election that never ended.


35 posted on 06/01/2009 8:41:43 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: SuziQ

Good post. People need to wake up.


36 posted on 06/01/2009 10:31:23 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: fish hawk

I’d rather have some conservative representatives in Congress, even if they’re not pure, who can and will DO something. We can’t be of any use sniping from the sidelines, no matter how good we feel about ourselves in the process.


37 posted on 06/01/2009 10:39:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Cheney is not and will not run for anything in the future so this is a moot point.


38 posted on 06/01/2009 10:41:21 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: gwilhelm56
you’re describing John McLAME.. and look what it got us...

That doesn't describe John McCain, who is only marginally conservative, though pro-life. I think it more describes Fred Thompson, who at least was very strong on the Constitution.

Had it not been for the problems in the economy, the timing of which still makes me suspicious, McCain might just have pulled it off, but only because he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. Otherwise, conservatives would have stayed home in even greater numbers than they did.

39 posted on 06/01/2009 10:42:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: fish hawk
As far as I'm concerned, if folks have their own personal views about a subject, like homosexual marriage, but don't try to force that on the country, I'm fine with that. Dick Cheney never mentioned homosexual marriage when he was Vice-President, so he never had any political impact on the issue.

Abortion doesn't fall into that category, however, because that is an issue dealing with the deaths of innocent children, and I'll not support anyone who is pro-abortion.

40 posted on 06/01/2009 10:46:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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