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Kasich vs Strickland: The most important governor's race? Why top politicians are flocking to Ohio
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/09/2010 | Gail Russel Chaddock

Posted on 09/09/2010 1:15:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses.

The Ohio governor's race is shaping up as a bellwether for the 2012 presidential election and a high-stakes referendum on which party can be trusted on the economy in a state that has lost 400,000 jobs in the last three years.

Just note the top-gun politicians stumping for embattled Gov. Ted Strickland (D) or the international press corps trailing both his campaign and that of former Rep. John Kasich, his Republican rival. This week Vice President Joe Biden linked arms with Governor Strickland as he led the Labor Day Parade in Toledo. In Cleveland to unveil an economic recovery plan on Wednesday, President Obama called Strickland “one of the finest governors in this country.”

Next week, President Clinton is due in Ohio to campaign with Strickland, now trailing by 8 to 12 points, according to recent polls. The former president, still highly popular in Ohio, plans to headline rallies and fundraisers to coincide with the first debate between the candidates on Sept. 14. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) have been to the state in support of Kasich.

Just two years before a presidential election, which party controls the governor’s mansion – bully pulpit and state bureaucracy – can have an impact beyond the state. “We take care of Ohio and we’ll have a big voice in who will be the next president of the United States,” said Kasich at a campaign rally outside the (1837) Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton, Ohio, on Wednesday evening.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: governor; johnkasich; ohio; tedstrickland

1 posted on 09/09/2010 1:15:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

People of Ohio, the DEMS and the Unions have sold you out.


2 posted on 09/09/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is Ted Strickland’s current line of attack on John Kasich:

Strickland launched his television ad campaign attacking Kasich first for voting for the NAFTA free trade pact as a member of Congress, then making millions at Lehman Brothers, the investment firm whose collapse in 2008 triggered the financial crisis. Together these signal that Kasich can’t understand the needs of struggling Ohians, the ad said. That theme has persisted throughout the campaign.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 1:16:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: bmwcyle

Here is Ted Strickland’s current line of attack on John Kasich:

Strickland launched his television ad campaign attacking Kasich first for voting for the NAFTA free trade pact as a member of Congress, then making millions at Lehman Brothers, the investment firm whose collapse in 2008 triggered the financial crisis. Together these signal that Kasich can’t understand the needs of struggling Ohians, the ad said. That theme has persisted throughout the campaign.


4 posted on 09/09/2010 1:17:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good freaking grief!!! I could beat Striskland!!! He is PATHETIC! If he gets more that 30% then I will think that OHIOANS are TOO STUPID to VOTE!


5 posted on 09/09/2010 1:18:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Which is part of why Ted Strickland is polling at 40%


6 posted on 09/09/2010 1:19:48 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house)
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To: NeoCaveman

RE: Which is part of why Ted Strickland is polling at 40%


What do the latest polls show ?


7 posted on 09/09/2010 1:22:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The latest poll is Kasich by 12. The RCP average is Kasich by 9.8 (49.8 to 39)

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/governor/oh/ohio_governor_kasich_vs_strickland-1078.html

Unless John R Kasich kills a live puppy during the debate, he shoulc win.


8 posted on 09/09/2010 1:25:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Ohio governor's race is shaping up as a bellwether

The race is over, barring any big surprises.

The Florida governor's race is the big one to watch IMO. If Rick Scott can pull it off it would be absolutely crushing for the Democrats. Democrats have staked their claim on the Cali-Texas-Florida governor's races -- I would love to sweep those.

9 posted on 09/09/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: SeekAndFind

Evidently, here is one of the places the Dems choose to fight.

Couldnt be because the control the govenor’s office(enforcement of fraud) or the secretary of state’s office.


10 posted on 09/09/2010 1:29:26 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: NeoCaveman

The Democrat Union Slavemasters will be in all the Black Urban areas of Ohio with Cattle Prods herding the voters in to the polls.


11 posted on 09/09/2010 1:29:44 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yes. They have their base. That is how they get to 40%


12 posted on 09/09/2010 1:30:57 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house)
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To: Crichton; Allegra; WOSG; DrewsDad; basil; MeanWestTexan

I dont think Texas will even be close!


13 posted on 09/09/2010 1:32:33 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay
I dont think Texas will even be close!

I don't either, but that's the line the DGA is pushing. The race would be a blowout except that it's a 3rd term for Perry.

14 posted on 09/09/2010 1:35:11 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: SeekAndFind

isn’t the sec of state the most important state level election official? That’s why Soros funded all those races..


15 posted on 09/09/2010 1:35:16 PM PDT by heiss
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To: SeekAndFind

Teddy boy is going down big time. Margin of victory 6-10 points. It wouldn’t even be that close if the NRA hadn’t endorsed this joke of of a Gov! NRA won’t be getting any more $ from me!


16 posted on 09/09/2010 1:40:54 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: Crichton

The race would be a blowout except that it’s a 3rd term for Perry.

Yep, alot of folks holding our noses down here.


17 posted on 09/09/2010 1:42:20 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: bmwcyle

The people of Ohio are aware of that.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 1:43:33 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: NeoCaveman

The Koranomania is not helping them to get the base stirred up. The Crats new victim group Muslims has no punch at the polls...heh...heh. The Blacks are feeling left out with all the attention to the Muzzies, Gays, and Illegals.


19 posted on 09/09/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: SeekAndFind
The latest attack ad has Kasich as a member of the board of a company that shipped some 220 jobs out of the country. Medical equipment company(Invacare). Tag line is "We can't trust Kasich to be Governor."

I still like Kasich's chances. Most 'rat voters in Ohio seem uninterested. I don't worry about clinton coming ashore. He might boost turnout a little, but not much. He is old news..

20 posted on 09/09/2010 1:46:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NeoCaveman

” President Obama called Strickland “one of the finest governors in this country.”

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA!


21 posted on 09/09/2010 1:52:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: carton253

I hope enough of you are. They missed that in the last election.


22 posted on 09/09/2010 1:53:01 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I just hope that Obama goes to Ohio to campaign for Stickland too. He’ll do the same wonders for Strickland’s campaign the same way he did for Jon Corzine in NJ, Martha Coakley in Mass. and Deeds in Virginia.


23 posted on 09/09/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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