February 18, 2016 3:45 PM
Ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Ohio Governor John Kasich picked up the endorsement of several Georgia lawmakers. State Senator Chuck Hufstetler, State Representative Tom Taylor, and State Representative Wendell Willard are joining the Kasich leadership team.
In a press release, Rome Sen. Hufstetler said,
I am proud and excited to support Gov. John Kasich. His proven leadership of balancing the budget, cutting taxes, and reining in government spending is exactly what our country needs. I look forward to working with the rest of the team to convey his message of conservative solutions to Georgia voters.
Taylor, who represents Dunwoody said,
There is one clear choice in this election – and it is Gov. John Kasich. I am proud to stand behind his proven record and his efforts to expand opportunity for all Americans.
Sandy Springs Rep. Wendell Willard said,
I hear everyday from folks in Cobb County that they are frustrated by gridlock in Washington. I trust Gov. Kasich as someone who is listening and ready to advance real, commonsense solutions to get our economy moving again. I look forward to spreading his message in Georgia.
Gov. Kasich was appreciative of their support:
I am honored to be endorsed by these conservative leaders in the Georgia General Assembly. As our momentum grows, Senator Hufstetler, Representative Taylor, and Representative Willard will be an important asset to our team. I am thankful to have their support.