Strickland Won’t Be Seeking Ohio Governor Seat

Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:41 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced Tuesday that he will not be vying for his old seat in 2014 against John Kasich who beat him in the 2010 election.

In a statement, Strickland said that it was “a very difficult decision” to not run again, but that he and his wife would be “politically active private citizens.”

After six terms in Congress, Strickland served as the state’s governor for one term, losing to current Gov. John Kasich in 2010. Although Kasich’s term had a rough start, the Republican has since garnered more support from residents, the Washington Post reports.

"Ohio has made giant leaps in progress in two short years under John Kasich and it will be hard for any Democrat to argue why he shouldn't continue to create jobs for hardworking Ohio families and put Ohio back on the right track,” Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett told the Examiner.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that in a statement, Democratic Governors Association Chariman Peter Shumlin said the party would be working to “return the seat to Democrats.”

In a Quinnipiac poll conducted in December 2012, 42 percent of those polled approved of the governor’s work.

"Ohio Gov. John Kasich still has work to do to convince voters that he deserves a second term, and there is significant support for a primary challenge to him. One in five voters are not sure whether they want him around for another four years," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a release.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rove: Midterm Elections Help 2016 GOP Hopefuls 'Set Message'

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 14:40 PM

The 2014 fall midterm election is important to 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls because it helps them begin to "set . . .

Cruz More Than Doubles Fundraising in 2014's First Three Months

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:08 AM

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has more than doubled his fundraising efforts in the first quarter of this year compared  . . .

Dems to Make Issue of Koch Brothers' Flood Insurance Opposition

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 09:48 AM

Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionair . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved