Kasich Picks Up Georgia Endorsements

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.

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gcp
gcp

Now we know Kasich has at least three votes in Georgia.

Calypso
Calypso

Four. His sister and brother-in-law live in Hahira.

His brother-in-law doesn’t like him.

gcp
gcp

Most democrats say Kasich is their favorite republican so maybe he gets a few cross-over votes also.

Calypso
Calypso

If I thought he had a snowball’s chance, I’d vote for him in the primary. He seems rather level-headed and prone to thoughtful consideration before speaking, unlike one or two of his Republican opponents.

gcp
gcp

Kasich lost me when he used religion to justify Medicaid expansion. Later I found I disagreed with him on a bunch of other issues.

LoyaltyIsMyHonor
LoyaltyIsMyHonor

Dumbest thing a voter could ever say.

Calypso
Calypso

What is?

chefdavid
chefdavid

Remind me who Kasich is and what’s he running for again?

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’m still not sure how to pronounce it.

Will Durant
Will Durant

kə-pu̇t or kä-püt

dunwoodymoderate
dunwoodymoderate

I see it’s just a clip from press release, but Willard’s quote is odd considering his district doesn’t include any part of Cobb County. Dunwoody’s Senator Millar is also on Team Kasich. Rusty Paul, the mayor of Sandy Springs, is also an endorser and I believe Kasich is soon making a campaign stop at Sandy Springs City Hall. Sandy Springs-Dunwoody is very much filled with Kasich type Republicans which is why I found it so funny last year when conservatives would threaten Willard with a “tea party” challenger for being one of the primary powers holding up last year’s religious… Read more »