Skip to comments.Pittsburgh native John Kasich to run for Ohio Gov.
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.
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Did y’all see this?
I have met him. He is good people.
I can overlook him being from Pittsburgh if he can put Ted Scumland out of a job.
yep, knew he was a jagoff from the burgh and that he was running.
The Rocks ping!!!
I actually met one of the McKees once. Wotta character.
He would be MILES and MILES better than Ted Strickland!!!
Chris Redfern statement on John Kasich
WKYC TV should also have the video and for all I know it’s on YouTube already.
I heard they would.
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.)
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.
He needs to memorize the transcript of Mark Levin’s first hour from tonight; in fact we all do.
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... ;)
Wow, this is good news. Good luck, John! :o)
Good! We need more like him!
Now that is some GREAT news. Finally!
Nope. I just returned home from the announcement.
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?
Good news for Ohio.
RINO alert!!! He used to be fairly conservative but since he got on television he turned into a RINO.
John is our best chance. I hope he takes lessons to be learned from states that are business friendly.
Evidently you’ve never seen him or listened to him on TV. RINO
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.
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)
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.
**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!
I like John Kasich. First became aware of him during the 2000 election that never ended.
Good post. People need to wake up.
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.
Cheney is not and will not run for anything in the future so this is a moot point.
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.
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.