Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Governor Kasich Will Lead Ohio GOP At Convention
Ohio’s delegation to the Republican National Convention will be lead by the state’s top elected official, Governor John Kasich.
State GOP spokeswoman Izzy Santa says some two-thirds of the 66 delegates met in Columbus. She says they voted unanimously for the unity resolution to back Mitt Romney and to elect Gov. John Kasich as their chairman for the Tampa convention that begins Aug. 27.
Romney eked out a win over Rick Santorum in Ohio’s pivotal March 6 primary.
Ohio party chairman Bob Bennett says the state’s delegates are committed to putting differences from the primary campaign behind them to help the former Massachusetts governor in the general election campaign to unseat President Barack Obama.
Ohio is likely to be a crucial state for Romney to carry.