NBC/Marist New Hampshire Poll: Gov. John Kasich at #2

In the latest New Hampshire poll, Gov. John Kasich is at #2 in the Republican field. The Columbus Dispatch has more: Just past the halfway point between the Ohio governor’s first visit to the Granite State this year and its first-in-the-nation primary in February, Kasich has gone from an afterthought to a rising star among the glut of GOP candidates. His surprising rise was underscored by a new NBC-Marist poll on Sunday showing him in second place, albeit far behind Donald Trump. Read the entire article here.

ICYMI: John Kasich’s Pep Talk for America

John Kasich’s Pep Talk for America TIME – Sept. 2, 2015 In a Republican primary filled with notes of fear and anger, John Kasich is heading in the other direction. “We’re spending too much time being negative about our lives, and I don’t think that’s very healthy,” Kasich says, warning of a nationwide morale problem, “because when we are positive we come together to solve our problems.” On the campaign trail, the Ohio governor is sounding more like a self-help guru than presidential candidate, preaching optimism and the importance of rebuilding community. He tells college-aged kids to keep “reaching for the stars,” and seniors to focus on positivity. “You have to be a person who represents a place of justice and healing,” he tells the several dozen students among the crowd at his town hall at New England College in this quaint New Hampshire town. “Changing the world doesn’t mean […]

ENDORSEMENT: Mississippi Cong. Gregg Harper & Former GOP Party Chief Andy Taggart Endorse Gov. Kasich

MISSISSIPPI’S CONGRESSMAN GREGG HARPER & FORMER GOP PARTY CHIEF ANDY TAGGART THINK JOHN KASICH SHOULD BE PRESIDENT Pair Joins Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott as Foundation for Mississippi Team Today, U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Pearl) and former Mississippi Republican Party Executive Director Andy Taggart endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President. Taggart will serve as Chairman of Kasich for America in Mississippi and Congressman Harper will serve as a state advisor and a member of the KFA Mississippi leadership team. The endorsements come just a week after former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott endorsed Gov. Kasich.  Together they will form the foundation of Gov. Kasich’s Mississippi operation on which the campaign will continue to build. First elected in 2008, Congressman Harper is Mississippi’s senior Republican in the U.S. House, where he applies conservative principles to his efforts to reduce spending, create jobs and increase domestic energy production.  An […]

TIME: John Kasich Takes Presidential Campaign to Snapchat with Bacon Filter Ad

John Kasich Takes Presidential Campaign to Snapchat with Bacon Filter Ad TIME - Sept. 2, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is pioneering a new form of ad on Snapchat, wishing New Hampshire residents a good morning with a bacon-laced filter on the photo and video sharing app. The ad, which features Kasich’s campaign logo as strips of bacon, is the first Snapchat geofilter ever to be offered by a specific time-of-day, with users from the Granite State seeing the ad from 6 a.m. to noon Wednesday. It is also the first time a campaign has purchased a geofilter ad, the company confirmed. A similar ad by a group opposed to the Iran deal that was ran in Ohio received 2.6 million views last month. The filter is the latest reflection both of Snapchat’s growing penetration into political advertising, as well as Republican candidates’ efforts to reach out to […]

Top Ohio Republicans Endorse Gov. John Kasich for President

TOP OHIO REPUBLICANS ENDORSE KASICH FOR PRESIDENT, WILL LEAD HIS OHIO CAMPAIGN TEAM TO DELIVER A WIN ON MARCH 15 Taylor, DeWine, Yost and Faber Will Serve as Statewide Co-Chairs Today Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced that Ohio’s top Republican leaders have endorsed his campaign for President and are coming together to lead his campaign in Ohio. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Auditor of State David Yost and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber will serve as Co-Chairs of Kasich’s Ohio campaign team. Ohio’s 2016 primary election is March 15, together with, at this point, Florida, Illinois and Missouri. “I’m proud of what Ohioans have done to get our state back on track and by what our Administration and statewide and legislative leaders have done to create the environment for them to succeed. It’s an incredible success story and shows the country the great things that can happen […]

ENDORSEMENT: N.H. GOP Power Couple Karen & Raul Cervantes Endorse Gov. John Kasich

NEW HAMPSHIRE REPUBLICAN POWER COUPLE KAREN AND RAUL CERVANTES THINK JOHN KASICH SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Today, New Hampshire’s Raul and Karen Cervantes, longtime Republican activists, endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President.  Both Cervantes will now serve as Lebanon City Co-Chairs of the governor’s campaign, and Karen will serve on Kasich for America’s New Hampshire Steering Committee. Said Karen, once a resident of Ohio, “I have followed John Kasich since his first campaign and truly believe he is the only candidate with the credentials and experience to turn this country around and get it back on the right path. No other candidate can come close to what John offers the voters of New Hampshire and the nation.” Throughout her adult life, Karen Cervantes has been immersed in Republican politics in a number of states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Kansas, and New Hampshire, where […]

ENDORSEMENT: N.H. State Sen. David Boutin Endorses Gov. John Kasich

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE SENATOR DAVID BOUTIN THINKS JOHN KASICH SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Today Hooksett State Senator David Boutin endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President of the United States. Senator Boutin will serve as co-chair of the New Hampshire campaign. “John Kasich balanced the federal budget, worked on national security issues as a reformer and defense hawk and turned around Ohio,” said Senator Boutin.  “His experience of actually delivering results in Washington and Ohio sets him apart from the rest of the field. We can trust John Kasich to get things done for us and make our nation strong again.”                  Sen. David Boutin has served in the New Hampshire Senate since 2010 representing District 16, which covers Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, and Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 12, along with his hometown of Hooksett.  He serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, […]

ENDORSEMENT: New York Political Icon Alfonse D’Amato Endorses Gov. John Kasich

NEW YORK POLITICAL ICON ALFONSE D’AMATO DECLARES: “JOHN KASICH IS MY CHOICE” Today, Alfonse D’Amato, former U.S. Senator from New York and a leading Republican force in New York politics, endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President. D’Amato said, “We Republicans need to capture the White House and in order to do that, we must win Ohio. “John Kasich is the only candidate who can assure us of that victory. “John Kasich will make America strong and respected. He is a leader, plain and simple.  He’s the only candidate in the race with a proven record of leadership on state and federal levels. He’s straight talking.  He does what he believes and he does it well.  Look at Ohio; it’s come back strong and people are rising.” D’Amato continued, “Look at his success leading the work to balance the federal budget—it hasn’t been done since he left the Budget Committee. “He […]

ICYMI: John Kasich is the most popular 2016 Republican back home — and one of the only popular ones

ICYMI: John Kasich is the most popular 2016 Republican back home — and one of the only popular ones Washington Post By Philip Bump An unexpected bit of news from a new Quinnipiac poll: A plurality of Ohio Democrats approve of the job John Kasich is doing. By itself, that’s not super noteworthy. Democrats in the Buckeye State are about evenly split on Kasich’s performance. That’s better than a lot of state executives, certainly, but it isn’t earth-shattering. What makes it particularly interesting is that Kasich is one of a minority of 2016 candidates who’s actually viewed favorably back home…. In all, ten of the 17 Republicans seeking the party’s nomination have recent favorability data from their home states. Of those that have overall figures, Kasich has by far the widest margin of support, with a plus-28-point favorability. Read more here.