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Governor John Kasich

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Office of Ohio Governor John Kasich

Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's focused on backing his party's congressional candidates this fall and won't talk about any support for a presidential candidate.
 

Kasich has declined to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Office of Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich is touching base with delegates from other states in Northeast Ohio this week, even while he’s holding back from endorsing the presumptive GOP nominee.
 

Kasich made a quick visit with the Illinois delegates in a steakhouse across the street from Quicken Loan Arena. But it had some of the tone of the town halls that were the mark of his failed presidential campaign: a few scribbled notes, a bit of meandering, and a vision of the GOP that it can change people’s lives – for the better.

Kasich Unsure If He'll Attend Republican National Convention

Jul 7, 2016
Office of Governor John Kasich

Governor John Kasich says he will be in Cleveland when the Republican National Convention begins in less than two weeks, but he will not necessarily attend. 

 Kasich says he will arrive in Cleveland the Sunday before the start of the convention and leave on Thursday, the day Donald Trump is expected to accept the Republican nomination.

As for speaking during the RNC inside Quicken Loans Arena, he says it is “unlikely to happen.”

Kasich, who was the last Republican candidate to suspend his campaign, says he wishes Trump well.

Governor Kasich votes in March 2016 primary
Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day.

Earlier in the week, Kasich said he was thinking about the bill. On one hand, he said he agreed it was important to make sure a judge’s decision to keep polls open late was based on a real problem.

“We don’t want a judge, just because of some sort of pressure, to open something open just because of Twitter or Facebook or whatever.”

Governor John Kasich’s 66 delegates from Ohio are set to go the GOP convention in July, even though he suspended his campaign last month. But, some have already vowed not to attend, and others are uncertain.

 

Ohio Senate

Gov. John Kasich left the Republican presidential race last month, but he still has 161 delegates – including 66 he won by winning the Ohio primary. But now two of those Kasich delegates say the party will have to replace them at the party’s convention in Cleveland next month.

Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) calls herself a conscientious objector to the nomination of Donald Trump, and says she’s let the Ohio Republican Party know her decision.

Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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The Ohio primary was Gov. John Kasich’s lone presidential primary win, and new numbers show a lot more Democrats voted Republican than vice versa. But the state's chief elections official says that isn’t a prediction of what could happen this fall.

Donald Trump
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Now that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich have suspended their presidential campaigns, Republicans are at a crossroads as they decide whether or not to coalesce around the apparent republican nominee Donald Trump.

After Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday, Republican Beavercreek City Councilman Brian Jarvis said the governor ran a “straight forward campaign” that matched his personality. Jarvis also said he believes the GOP will now coalesce behind Donald Trump.

Office of Governor John Kasich

John Kasich plans to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.

Three campaign officials who spoke to The Associated Press said the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday.
 
The officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to disclose Kasich's decision.
 
Kasich's decision to suspend his campaign comes after he failed to convert a win in his home state primary into momentum in the chaotic GOP campaign.

State officials are set to release proposed details of an effort to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid.

House Republicans inserted the idea for the so-called Healthy Ohio Program into the state budget last year. It would require federal approval.

Republican Gov. John Kasich's administration must first seek a waiver of federal Medicaid rules so that the state can require certain Medicaid recipients to pay into a health-savings account regardless of their income.

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