Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Kasich Talks Tax Cuts, Criticizes Materialism
Listen to the Story
The day after he filed his paperwork to officially become a candidate for re-election, Gov. John Kasich spoke before a group that heâ€™ll be dealing with throughout the campaign — newspaper professionals. The governor talked about several issues, including the possible friction among Republicans and members of the Tea Party.
Gov. John Kasich will not face a Tea Party challenger in the May primary, though Tea Party groups had tried to come up with a team to run against him â€“ largely because of their opposition to Medicaid expansion. But the governor told the Ohio Newspaper Association that he and Tea Party members share many of the same concerns, such as the national debt.
â€œI donâ€™t sort of look at Republicans and say â€˜are you wearing a Tea Party shirtâ€™ or whateverâ€”theyâ€™re just part of our party. Theyâ€™re part of aâ€”and not just part of our Partyâ€”I donâ€™t think the Tea Party is just connected to Republicans. You donâ€™tâ€”anybodyâ€™s whoâ€™s concerned about the growth of governmentâ€”the effectiveness of governmentâ€”the spending of government,â€ says Kasich.
Kasich then discussed his faith saying that society, in his lifetime, has been gradually creating rules to take the place of a personal guidance system based on values and responsibility.