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In the Buckeye State, the
Tea Party Bucks the
Establishment Republican Governor

Daily Beast, by Staff

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/3/2014 5:21:14 AM

Governor John Kasich once declared he was “in the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.” Now a conservative activist wants to revoke his membership and kick him out of office for going soft on Obamacare and more. The battle for the soul of the Republican Party is coming to the heartland. Late Wednesday night, Tea Party leaders in the all-important presidential battleground state of Ohio announced that one of their own, Ted Stevenot, 48, a business owner and past president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, would mount a primary challenge to Republican governor John Kasich. “Ted is serious about running. It

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Yes Mr. Kasich, and John Kerry was for about everything, before he was against it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: twculver, 1/3/2014 5:38:00 AM     (No. 9677657)

We´re doing the same thing in Oklahoma, where a very conservative former state senator is taking on the incumbent governor, a weak and ineffective RINO.

These are not easy battles to win. At a minimum we the establishment will have to outspend us 6 or 7 to one in order to win. We have a good chance if we´re only outspent 5 to one.

I hate to have to take on a relatively popular and well funded incumbent, but we have an outstanding candidate. I´m following William Buckley´s rule of supporting the most conservative viable candidate.

Seems to me that if the Tea Party puts up good candidates, the Establishment will eventually run out of money. We have boots on the ground and run on solid principle, which can offset to some extent the money advantage of the establishment.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/3/2014 6:17:08 AM     (No. 9677672)

David Freedlander has the byline, not "Staff".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/3/2014 6:19:29 AM     (No. 9677674)

I haven´t been a fan of Kasich in years, and he made a bad mistake backing down on the Medicare expansion. Is his primary challenger a credible one?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/3/2014 6:33:00 AM     (No. 9677682)

Kasich is a down-the-line RINO. When challenged about buckling under for Obamacare, he could only keep repeating how he wanted to keep "Ohio money in Ohio". So, with the establishment GOP, it´s never about principles, always about expedience. Is there any street corner where a non-Tea GOP will not loiter?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 1/3/2014 8:26:26 AM     (No. 9677785)

And here in Tennessee our resident RINO, Alexander (RINO-TN) is also being challenged.

I will be joining this challenger as soon as I can. Right now I must wait until I know what my health insurance costs are going to be. I might have to sell everything I own just to pay the first month´s premium. Thank you, Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/3/2014 1:45:58 PM     (No. 9678288)

Rhetorical question # 3- doesn´t matter. Kasich has an "R" in front of his name. The opponent doesn´t. There! That was easy

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