Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich said last April he would endorse former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for president if he ran. Barbour didn’t. Then, Kasich said in October he encouraged New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run. He didn’t, either.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s bid for re-election in Ohio, a race that may decide the nation’s balance of power, has prompted what Democrats say is the most spending by outside groups supporting a Republican for Senate.
Ohio voters repealed a law limiting collective bargaining for public employees enacted by first-term Governor John Kasich and Republican lawmakers, heartening Democrats heading into the 2012 national elections.
A day after presenting Congress with legislation for his $447 billion jobs proposal, President Barack Obama used an Ohio high school as a backdrop to promote the plan that includes $25 billion in public school renovations.
As President Barack Obama tours a Chrysler Group LLC assembly line in Ohio today, gaining political credit for the automobile industry’s government-aided turnaround may be as challenging as returning U.S. carmakers to profitability.
President Barack Obama said the bailout of the auto industry has been vindicated by the resurgence of Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. and the addition of jobs making vehicles across the country.