GOP Field May Be Crowded In Race For Governor

Gov. John Kasich at the Ohio State Fair. (Andy Chow / Statehouse Bureau)
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The Ohio Republican Party could be facing a dilemma in the next two years with as many as three top officeholders possibly vying for the Governor’s office.

The current Governor is reserved about his thoughts about 2018. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

Three statewide Republican leaders are considering running for Governor of Ohio in two years, including Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted and Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor.

Gov. John Kasich wouldn’t say who he’d endorse in 2018 but when talking about the issue he only mentioned one name specifically.

Kasich: “Obviously I have a lot of loyalty to Mary Taylor who’s been my lieutenant governor and my partner and we’ll see how this all shakes out. Mary stood by me I’d stand by Mary I think it’s a little early to start getting into a governor’s campaign. We’ll see how it all emerges, those you think are gonna run often don’t and those you don’t sometimes do.”

All three leaders were active participants of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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