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John Kasich, Bernie Sanders debate tonight on CNN

  • 11:22 am Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Tonight on CNN, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are having a debate.

Sanders gave 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money during the primary. He won 23 states and had more than 13 million votes.

Kasich was the last Republican to drop out of the race against the GOP nominee Donald Trump. Kasich won his homestate of Ohio and had more that 4 million votes nationally, putting him in third behind Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

RELATED: Is John Kasich still a force in Ohio Politics?

The debate starts at 9 p.m. tonight and will be [More]

Presidential candidates running for 10th place

  • 6:38 pm Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Staff Writer

POLITICO has an interesting article today on the race for 10th place in the latest Republican presidential polls. It’s not everyday that running for 10th place matters, but it does in this case.

The first presidential debate in Cleveland is Aug. 6 and Fox News is using results from the latest national polls as of Aug. 4 to decide the 10 candidates that make the Fox News debate.

You can listen to the debate live at 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 on WHIO Radio AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. It will stream live at www.whio.com

The POLITICO article points out several [More]

John Kasich’s super PAC takes shape

  • 2:23 pm Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Now that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is officially running for president, his nonprofit is becoming a super PAC, Jessica Wehrman is reporting from the Washington Bureau.

New Day for America, a nonprofit that Kasich and his supporters have used to pay for Kasich’s early travels around the campaign trail, is also now formally barred from coordinating with his campaign.

Despite that, it’s adding staff who know Kasich well.

The super PAC announced Friday that it has hired Connie Wehrkamp, a Kasich spokeswoman, as press secretary, Maya Arrieta-Walden as deputy press secretary.

Matt Carle, New Day’s executive director, said Wehrkamp “will play a critical role [More]

How did Kasich do?

  • 2:57 pm Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Staff Writer

Ohio Governor John Kasich is now in the presidential race. We have full team coverage of his announcement here. You can also watch some of his speech on our website.

We will have Kasich on the radio live at 5:05 p.m. on WHIO Radio AM 1290 and News 95.7. You can listen to the interview online at whio.com.

Also, check out our new MyDaytonDailyNews.com/kasich page for in-depth bio information, videos, photos, a quiz and more.

The speech, which he did without a prompter, was vintage Kasich. He talked about people he met, his religion, family and issues. It sounded a [More]

Live and team overage of Gov. John Kasich’s presidential announcement today

  • 10:22 am Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Staff Writer

Politico: Late entry may help Kasich get in Aug. 6 debate

  • 11:04 am Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Steven Shepard in Politico today says Ohio Gov. John Kasich may benefit from being one of the last Republicans to enter the presidential contest because any bump from his announcement will come right before the polls that determine who gets to be in the first debate on Aug. 6.

The polls must be published before 5 p.m. on Aug. 4.

“John Kasich may be the last Republican to enter the presidential fray, but his timing could be the best: Exactly two weeks after the splash of his planned announcement on July 21, Fox News Channel will average together the latest polls of [More]

Kasich cracks top 10 of The Hill’s list of most likely to win GOP nomination

  • 11:28 am Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Niall Stanage, a reporter with The Hill, is reporting that with just one month to go before the first debate in Cleveland, the top Republicans most likely to get the 2016 presidential nomination are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Kasich comes in at 10.

Read the complete story here.

The article says:

“Kasich will likely be the final major figure to join the GOP field, with an announcement expected on July 21. His boosters believe he can carve out a niche as a governor of a large, important state with bipartisan appeal [More]

Former Gov. Strickland leads Sen. Portman in new Senate poll

  • 12:05 pm Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Staff Writer

Former Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, has a 46 – 40 percent lead over Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who is up for reelection in 2016, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Portman tops Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld 49 – 24 percent.

The incumbent has a 49 – 28 percent job approval rating and a 43 – 21 percent favorability. Strickland gets a 47 – 29 percent favorability rating, while 85 percent of voters haven’t heard enough about Sittenfeld to form an opinion.

Gov. John Kasich has a 60 percent job approval rating, brushing up against his all- time [More]