Kasich and Medicaid, in Theory and Practice
John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor, often argues that expanding Medicaid is the Christian thing to do. Most recently he has said that the policy is rooted in a Biblical concern for the downtrodden.
Expanding Medicaid provides some financial peace-of-mind …
Why Kasich Matters (and Could Win)
Ohio governor John Kasich does not immediately leap to mind when most people think of the Republican likeliest to remain standing next spring. That’s a pity, because he is slowly positioning himself to become the person most likely to surprise …
John Kasich and the Republican Voter
If resume and electoral record were the primary criteria for a presidential candidacy, John Kasich would be in the top-tier. Heck, He might even be at the very top. But if resume and electoral record were the primary factors, we …
Is John Kasich’s Presidential Run for Real?
For those wondering if John Kasich’s visit to New Hampshire last weekend suggested loftier ambitions for the governor, his creation of a new 527 group on Monday, New Day for America, left little doubt: The Ohio Republican is serious about …
Remember When John Kasich Looked Vulnerable?
The Campaign Spot decision desk isn’t quite ready to call the Ohio Governor’s race for incumbent Republican John Kasich, but the outlook seems to get better each day:
A potential mass exodus from Ed FitzGerald’s gubernatorial campaign is afoot, …
Psst: Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Reelection Bid Isn’t So Vulnerable Anymore
Hey, remember when everyone talked about how vulnerable Ohio governor John Kasich was in his reelection bid? Yeah, not so much, it turns out.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger in the race for Ohio governor, remains largely …
A Republican Tied Statewide in Connecticut? Ahead in Hawaii?
It’s not that everything’s coming up roses for the Republican Governors Association#…#but they’re getting some encouraging numbers.
Quinnipiac polls Connecticut and finds Republican Tom Foley tied with the incumbent#…#
Tom Foley dominates the crowded Republican primary field in the …
Races for Governor Starting to Take Shape in Ohio, New Mexico
Campaign-related news you may have missed in recent days . . .
OHIO: Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald will formally announce he’s running for governor of Ohio this week against incumbent Republican John Kasich. Fitzgerald already has a campaign web site …
Run for Governor, Risk a Pay Cut
Joe Hallett, senior editor at The Columbus Dispatch, writes an intriguing column about the factors running through the mind of Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald, as he contemplates challenging Republican Ohio governor John Kasich in 2014 — weighing family and …
Gillespie Heading Up Romney’s Veep Search?
BuzzFeed reports that Ed Gillespie, former RNC chair and chair of the Republican State Leadership Committee, will be heading up Mitt Romney’s veep search effort.
Gillespie, a friend of NRO, has ties to several figures mentioned as possible running …
Kasich on Same-Sex Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled and It’s Time to Move On’
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges this past Friday, most Republican presidential hopefuls came out swinging. But not Ohio governor John Kasich.
Kasich, who is expected to announce his candidacy …
Kasich’s Squishy Svengali
Ohio governor John Kasich has yet to enter the presidential race, but his reported talks with Republican strategist John Weaver, even before the Washington Post reported Tuesday that he would serve as a senior strategist for the campaign, were already …
Kasich Hints Heavily at Presidential Run, Touts Iconoclastic Streak
John Kasich made it very clear he wants to run for president on Friday, repeatedly alluding to the prospect as he promoted his brand of unconventional, “compassionate” Republican politics.
The Ohio governor spoke to a small group of conservative activists …
Kasich Turns Off Supply Siders in New York City
Ohio governor John Kasich didn’t go to any lengths to play to his crowd on Wednesday night.
Dining with a group of influential pro-growth conservatives at the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan on Wednesday — economists Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer, …
Ed Fitzgerald, Driving Himself Out of a Competitive Governor’s Race
By golly, Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed Fitzgerald, if you’re going to get caught in parked car with a woman that isn’t your wife at 4:30 a.m. by a cop, make sure you have a valid driver’s license!
Who does …
We’ll See if Other Polls Show John Kasich Sliding
The Ohio Democratic party is touting a PPP poll showing their gubernatorial candidate, Ed Fitzgerald, down by only a point to incumbent Republican John Kasich.
The only head-to-head polling in Ohio showing Fitzgerald up in the past two years is …
Ed FitzGerald: I Won’t Sign Anything Unless My Name Is Capitalized Correctly
In an item below, I didn’t capitalize the “G” in the name of Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald. But as Third Base Politics notices, his campaign is sending out e-mails spelled, “Ed Fitzgerald.”
Apparently this is an enormously big …
Suddenly, the GOP Governors Fail Us
Pardon the depressing portion of today’s Morning Jolt… there’s always John Kerry and laughably inaccurate Obama arguments on the sequester to lighten the load.
Republican Governors, Disappointing Us One After Another
So, my dear righty friends, does this …
The Brightening Outlook for Ohio Governor John Kasich
Since the moment he took office as Ohio’s governor, John Kasich represented a big target for Democrats. And when voters rejected a the Republican-passed law restricting the collective-bargaining rights of public employees in a public referendum in November 2011, Ohio …
Has Ohio’s Wave of Union Power Crested?
This morning, new numbers from Quinnipiac suggest that the political muscle of unions in Ohio may be less resilient than last fall’s referendum suggested:
Despite the overwhelming victory by organized labor and its allies in repealing SB 5 in this …