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Former Ohio Senate president Bill Harris dies at 83

  • 11:45 am Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has died at 83. He served as president from 2004-10.

Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, issued a statement Monday morning.

“Former Senate President Bill Harris was a beloved and respected member of our Senate family. A humble public servant, Bill represented the best of Ohio. He served his country first on the battlefields as a Marine before coming home to build a business and invest in the people and the communities he later represented in the Ohio House and Senate. His devotion to his family, his authentic faith and his genuine interest in his fellow Ohioans [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]

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]