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John Kasich officially announces his run for Ohio Governor
CQ Politics ^ | June 1, 2009 | Greg Giroux

Posted on 06/01/2009 7:00:06 PM PDT by thedmasterr

Former Ohio Republican Rep. John Kasich on Monday formally announced his 2010 campaign for the governorship, setting up a possible contest with Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland.

Kasich disclosed his candidacy in his hometown of Westerville, a Columbus suburb that he represented in the House (1983-2001). His announcement was expected; Kasich last month formed a campaign committee to begin raising money for the governor's race.

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TOPICS: Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: campaign; governor; johnkasich; kasich; oh2010; ohio; strickland
Finally, John Kasich just announced that he will run for Governor of Ohio.

Run John Run!

1 posted on 06/01/2009 7:00:07 PM PDT by thedmasterr
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To: thedmasterr

I just saw this on Hannity, I think it’s great, BTW Ted Strickland has made an absolute mess out of Ohio


2 posted on 06/01/2009 7:01:10 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: thedmasterr

John is a good man! He will benefit Ohio in many ways!


3 posted on 06/01/2009 7:01:40 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (`)
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To: Talkradio03

Hate to say it but Strickland only continued the work of Bubba Bob Taft.

Taft set the GOP in Ohio back about 3 decades.


4 posted on 06/01/2009 7:01:57 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Fides et Audax)
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To: thedmasterr

his hometown is actually McKees Rocks, PA, same as TV pitchman Billy Mays. But no matter, the Buckeye State needs a big dose of his conservatism.


5 posted on 06/01/2009 7:02:19 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

i always liked John Kasich. The GOP needs more like him and fewer McCains, Crists, Graham-nestys, etc.


6 posted on 06/01/2009 7:06:03 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie

Always liked him too.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 7:07:42 PM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: thedmasterr

He’s already got my vote.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 7:09:06 PM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends those who seek His help.)
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To: thedmasterr
He's going to make one fine governor! I finally get to support someone I believe in.
9 posted on 06/01/2009 7:10:28 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: xzins

Mine too.

Go Kasich.


10 posted on 06/01/2009 7:10:46 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Former Ohio Republican Rep. John Kasich on Monday formally announced his 2010 campaign for the governorship, setting up a possible contest with Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland.

11 posted on 06/01/2009 7:13:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: NeoCaveman

I think I know him to be pro-life, pro-family, pro-God, pro-fiscal soundness, pro-gun, etc. All of these impressions were gathered over his years as a commentator for Fox. I don’t think I followed him that when he was a congressman.

My support is premised on my understanding.

I don’t want to see him dancing the Rino Two-Step.


12 posted on 06/01/2009 7:15:14 PM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends those who seek His help.)
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To: thedmasterr
I thought John Kasich and Joe Scarborough were Gary Condit's DC running buddies?

Gary Condit

13 posted on 06/01/2009 7:20:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: thedmasterr

Glad to see this. He was on Hannity annoucing this. Hopefully he can win (and maybe Michigan will get a clue) and he can help the economy is these two states rebound which have been in pretty bad shape since the 90’s. Kasich is the type of guy that even people who are slightly left of center can like. He has an intellectual honesty that is rare in todays politicians.


14 posted on 06/01/2009 7:20:47 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: MikefromOhio

OMG Hey MikeFromOhio. Log time no see. Good to see ya.


15 posted on 06/01/2009 7:23:25 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: blam
Gary Condit Is Still Running

By Frank Bruni
Published: Sunday, February 17, 2002

"That puts him in the company of Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the second-highest-ranking Democrat in the House, who used to be one of Condit's staunchest allies but withdrew her endorsement of him in December and has since gone mum. As has former Representative John Kasich, an Ohio Republican who was a good buddy of Condit's -- they went to a Pearl Jam concert together -- but scurries off the phone as soon as I state my business.

16 posted on 06/01/2009 7:30:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: thedmasterr

I heard Kasich announce on Sirius Fox News. Too bad Sean didn’t think to ask Kasich, if elected, if he plans on joining the wave of states re-aserting their sovereignty and tenth amendment rights.


17 posted on 06/01/2009 7:33:31 PM PDT by Nephi (Like the failed promise of Fascism, masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

If he were elected in 2010, would that give him enough time to run for Prez in 2012?


18 posted on 06/01/2009 7:33:39 PM PDT by spiderfern
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To: blam

And this is important to know why? Unless you are implying that he knew about Condit’s shenanigans with the murdered girl. How is that proven? After the press’s treatment of Condit it was assumed (and to some still is) that he had some involvement in the disappearance and murder of Miss Levy. Turns out that he had no involvement in the crime at all. He’s still a weasel in my book but Kasich? Scarborough? I don’t know anything about their lives or involvement with Condit. Fill us in on what you think.


19 posted on 06/01/2009 7:51:14 PM PDT by tupac
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To: blam

The smear machine is warming up.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 7:53:23 PM PDT by tupac
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To: Talkradio03

I hope John becomes our governor Lord knows the one we have hasn’t done a darn thing for Ohio.


21 posted on 06/01/2009 7:57:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: tupac
I don't intend on smearing anyone. After this post, I'll not say another word about this subject. (You can do your own cover-up or investigation, which-ever you choose, I don't care)

"He’s still a weasel in my book but Kasich? Scarborough? I don’t know anything about their lives or involvement with Condit. Fill us in on what you think."

It was reported at the height of the Chandra Levy 'investigation' that both Joe and John ran around with Condit and participated in some pretty ranchy sexual behavior.

It is my opinion that both left congress for this reason due to pressure from their families. A young female campaign worker was found dead in Scarborough's Pensacola office too.

"The strange death of Lori Klausutis received only a few short stories in the Northern Florida press; and the Washington Post printed only 44 words in a Nation-in-brief report dealing with the covered up and mysterious death of a female staffer in a Republican congressman's district office--a story that shocked us after hearing about it from federal agents because the revelation was kept from the public. The 44 words released were:

""FORT WALTON BEACH, FL--Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office worker for Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), was found dead in the congressman's district office. Police said preliminary findings from the medical examiner's office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide."

"Curiously, Klausutis was reportedly active in Florida's Bush v. Gore 2000 election recount activity--raising questions about what she knew; and on Friday, July 20th, 2001, her body was found slumped next to a desk on the floor of Scarborough's Fort Walton Beach office where Lori served as a constituent services coordinator since May, 1999.

Klausutis was found around 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning by a couple arriving for an appointment, and she had been dead for some time as the police cordoned off the office for an investigation; but they later announced that there was no reason to suspect foul play, nor were there signs of suicide--but national news outlets commenced a total television blackout.

Scarborough had recently resigned from Congress--prematurely and unexpectedly--on the heels of reported rumors about his marital fidelity and shortly after his marriage ended in divorce.

A Death In The Congressman's Office

22 posted on 06/01/2009 9:06:28 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It only seems fair to have Gary Condit come to Ohio to campaign with Kasich since the two of them campaigned together here in the 18th Congressional District of California.

It was indeed more than strange that Kasich and Scarborough, kinky buddies of Condit, each decided to not seek re-election in their respective districts.

Reports at the time of Chandra Levy’s disappearance, revealed that when the DC Police searched Condit’s home/apt multiple semen deposits were discovered throughout the apt.

Strange also was the fact that there was no release of any DNA test results on those deposits. If Kasich was one of those donors, you can bet the opposition is gonna get their hands on those test results.

Meanwhile, with the gerrymandering by the CA legislature, the 18th district remains Blue with one of Nancy’s lapdogs.


23 posted on 06/01/2009 9:37:28 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: blam

Give it a rest, maybe we can elect another socialist.


24 posted on 06/01/2009 10:02:56 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: blam
It was reported at the height of the.............

Surely you can do better than that. We have not have been able to believe much of the news for years. Not very many good reporters out there.

25 posted on 06/01/2009 10:20:57 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: blam

Thanks for the article on the girl from Scarborough’s campaign. I honestly had never heard about that incident and other than his recent ascent to the morning talkshow I had never heard of him. That those three had bad behavior in common does surprise me, or rather brings me up to speed on that reality.

I apologize for smearing you by insinuating that you are smearing Kasich. I’m hopeful that Kasich is going to bring some good conservative ideas and solutions to Ohio.

What I most remember Kasich for is his vote with the Democrats for the Assault Weapon Ban that passed by one vote-his. There’s a bit of info that’s not been posted here yet I think. Teddy Kennedy dramatically marched with Kasich arm in arm down the aisle to cast that historic and rino-astically shameful vote.

Good luck Blam, and again I owe you an apology. I have lost much face. Must commit sepeku.


26 posted on 06/02/2009 9:36:04 AM PDT by tupac
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