Governor Kasich continues to be looked at as an oddity within most of his party….
The midterms are just around the corner and the Republican Party is struggling, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Unfortunately, our party is shrinking,” Kasich said. “We’re now down to about 25 percent. It’s all becoming like a remnant. Parties go through this, but the party has shrunk. And in my state and in my community and in my district, we had a congressional race that the Republican who took my place was able to win by 17 points. And in this election — yes, just a couple of weeks ago — he won by the skin of his teeth.”
The governor was referring to last month’s hard-fought special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Both Kasich and President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Troy Balderson in the race; Balderson pulled out a slim win over Danny O’Connor to succeed Pat Tiberi, who succeeded Kasich himself.
“I talked to [Balderson] the other day,” Kasich said. “I’m proud of him. He’s saying that the tariffs are a bad idea. He’s also beginning to say, you know, how he said turn off the television, don’t listen to all the talk television and let us get together as Americans. I was proud of him.”….