KASICH FOR AMERICA CHIEF STRATEGIST JOHN WEAVER STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE RACE
Tonight, the Kasich for America campaign's Chief Strategist John Weaver issued the following statement:
"Our party is facing a clear choice between positive solutions that can win in November and a darker path that will solve nothing and lead to Hillary Clinton in the White House, a Democrat Senate and a liberal Supreme Court. As long as it remains possible, Governor Kasich will fight for the higher path. Ted Cruz ran a strong campaign, stood for conservative principles and exposed a lot about Donald Trump. Governor Kasich will continue to campaign and offer the voters a clear choice for our country."
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Endorses John Kasich for President
Today Ashley Swearengin, the mayor of Fresno, California, endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich and joined the Kasich for America leadership team in California.
“I am proud and excited to join Governor Kasich’s team,” said Mayor Swearengin. “He has a proven, pragmatic and responsible record of getting things done for the American people. If we are serious about winning and putting solutions first to grow our economy, I encourage Californians to join me and support Governor Kasich as he makes his way to the convention and to the White House.”
Swearengin was elected in 2008 as Fresno’s 21st mayor. She is the chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and also serves on the leadership team of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as a member of its Executive Committee. She was recently named one of California’s top 10 mayors by Capitol Weekly.
“Without a doubt, Mayor Swearengin is a remarkable leader in Fresno,” said Kasich. “She has led the way in revitalizing her community to bring jobs and opportunity to Fresno while also improving the public services her office provides. She is a great example of the potential we can unlock if Washington gets out of the way to empower local leaders to solve problems and make their communities stronger.”
John Kasich to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Dinner Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich will keynote the CAGOP 2016 Convention Dinner Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.
“No stranger to facing tough challenges, Governor Kasich has always taken a commonsense, results-oriented outlook,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “He has used conservative principles to solve seemingly intractable problems throughout his career and we look forward to hearing his take on the challenges facing our nation.” As a participant in the Reagan revolution, Governor Kasich is passionate, optimistic, and energized about the future of the Republican Party,” said California Republican Party Vice Chair Harmeet K. Dhillon. “As the excitement for the 2016 election cycle continues to strengthen among Republicans in California, I am certain that our Convention attendees will be excited to hear the Governor speak about the role California will play in that process.”
As Governor, John Kasich’s top priority is to create a jobs-friendly climate so Ohioans can get back to work. By closing an $8 billion budget shortfall without a tax increase, reducing taxes, cutting wasteful spending and eliminating red tape, Governor Kasich has put Ohio back on track.
“I’m very excite to be joining California Republicans at their convention so we can talk about the challenges facing Americans and the commonsense solutions we can make happen,” said Governor John Kasich.
Governor Kasich served as a member of Congress from central Ohio for 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee, and as the chairman of the House Budget Committee where he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time since 1969.
He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author, and FOX News contributor.
KASICH CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON UPCOMING PRIMARIES Kasich Will Marshal Campaign Resources to New Mexico and Oregon, Allow Cruz to Focus on Indiana
Tonight, Kasich for America chief strategist John Weaver issued the following statement:
“Donald Trump doesn’t have the support of a majority ofRepublicans – not even close, but he currently does have almost half the delegates because he’s benefited from the existing primary system. Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland, where we are confident a candidate capable of uniting the Party and winning in November will emerge as the nominee. We believe that will be John Kasich, who is the only candidate who can defeat Secretary Clinton and preserve our GOP majority in the Congress.
Due to the fact that the Indiana primary is winner-take-all statewide and by congressional district, keeping Trump from winning a plurality in Indiana is critical to keeping him under 1237 bound delegates before Cleveland. We are very comfortable with our delegate position in Indiana already, and given the current dynamics of the primary there, we will shift our campaign’s resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.
In turn, we will focus our time and resources in New Mexico and Oregon, both areas that are structurally similar to the Northeast politically, where Gov. Kasich is performing well. We would expect independent third-party groups to do the same and honor the commitments made by the Cruz and Kasich campaigns.
We expect to compete with both the Trump and Cruz campaigns in the remaining primary states.”