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Kasich Opposes Changing Mount McKinley's Name

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Monday, 31 Aug 2015 05:04 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans.

Alaska's governor and congressional delegation have praised the long-sought change, which was announced Sunday. But stripping the mountain of its name honoring former President William McKinley, a son of Ohio, drew criticism from Ohio lawmakers.

Kasich, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, said during a campaign stop Monday in Michigan that the name should remain McKinley.

He says people in Ohio feel the name is appropriate and there is no reason to change it.

House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Bob Gibbs, both Ohio Republicans, also oppose the decision, with Gibbs calling it a political stunt insulting to all Ohioans.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans.
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