Election 2016

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.

Kasich Delegates Prepare For Contested Convention

Mar 17, 2016
Andy Chow

While John Kasich may have gotten a boost from the Ohio Primary win, the delegate math still shows he can't get the amount needed to clinch the nomination. This could mean a heated battle during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Kasich and his supporters plan to forge ahead, even though he trails Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in total delegates. But if no one has the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination then the obligation lifts and delegates can choose any candidate.

In Tuesday’s election, former Dayton mayor Gary Leitzell and Miami Twp. trustee Bob Matthews won their Republican primaries and will go on to challenge two long-serving Democratic incumbents for their Montgomery County Commission seats.

Leitzell and Matthews edged out their party-endorsed opponents—Donald Birdsall and Charlotte McGuire—by several percentage points.

Matthews says he’s looking ahead to the next election, and hopes 40 years experience in business and project management will get him a seat on the commission.

A political newcomer backed by conservative advocacy groups has topped the Republican field running to succeed former House Speaker John Boehner in his GOP-leaning western Ohio district.

Army veteran and businessman Warren Davidson of Troy topped two state legislators in a 15-candidate field in both races: for nomination to complete Boehner's term and for the next Congress. He had 32 percent of the vote with 91 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns, to 24 percent for state Rep. Tim Derickson and 20 percent for state Sen. Bill Beagle.

Former Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland
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A former Ohio governor has won the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in Ohio for the Republican-held seat.

Ted Strickland handily held off a spirited challenge by Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, who argued that state Democrats needed fresh faces and ideas. Strickland had 69 percent of the vote to 20 percent for Sittenfeld and 10 percent for Cincinnati occupational therapist Kelli Prather with 7 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns.

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Ohio, earning her third win in Tuesday's quintet of contests.

Clinton already scored victories in Florida and North Carolina, earning 175 additional delegates before winning Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has scored his first win of the presidential nomination contest, grabbing all 66 delegates in the Ohio primary, in what could ultimately stall Donald Trump's decisive dash to the nomination.

Primary Election Results: March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

The presidential primary results came early after the polls closed on Tuesday night with Hillary Clinton winning for the Democractic party, and Ohio Governor John Kasich taking the Republican nomination in his home state over Donald Trump.

With about half of percent of precincts reporting, we have preliminary results for several Miami Valley primaries for state Senate and House seats:

Mitt Romney did not endorse John Kasich ahead of tomorrow's Ohio primary, but the 2012 GOP presidential nominee shared a stage with the governor today and said Kasich is the only Republican running who "has a real track record."

Romney told voters at an air museum in North Canton, Ohio, to treat the election like a job interview and review each candidate's record.

The former Massachusetts governor has not endorsed a candidate in the nomination fight, but he has urged Republicans not to choose front runner Donald Trump.

Clinton And Sanders Campaign In Ohio Ahead Of Primary Elections

Mar 14, 2016
HIllary Clinton speaking at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy dinner
Statehouse News Bureau

The Democratic candidates battling for the party’s nomination have made it clear that Ohio is the state to win in Tuesday's next set of primaries. Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow reports on the huge push both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are making in the state.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out their case to Ohio voters in a blitz of events around the state. And both candidates had a chance to tap into the center of the party by speaking to its most faithful supporters during the Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy dinner.

April Laissle

Governor John Kasich made a campaign stop in the Dayton area Friday—inside the Fuyao Glass Plant in Moraine. He spent the majority of the town hall meeting talking about job creation.

“When I’m president we’re going to have a shock and awe philosophy to get this country jump started again with more jobs and more unity in the United States of America,” Kasich said.

The crowd was subdued, watching patiently as Kasich spoke among huge crates filled with windshields.

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