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At His Last Public Appearance as Governor, John Kasich Has Advice for GOP

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JO INGLES
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
Governor John Kasich speaks at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

In what’s being billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich says there’s a reason why Ohio Republicans held the state’s top offices and many legislative seats when their colleagues in other areas of the country didn’t.  

Kasich said this November’s election was good for Republicans because Ohioans don’t want change.

“Why change? Things are pretty good. I’ve got a job, my wages are going up, I’ve got health care,” Kasich said.

Kasich said Republicans still have problems because they don’t have enough women, young people, college educated supporters and minorities. He said Republicans need to start speaking to issues that matter to those groups. He made his comments at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment. Jo started her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s when she helped produce a televised presidential debate for ABC News, worked for a creative services company and served as a general assignment report for a commercial radio station. In 1989, she returned back to her native Ohio to work at the WOSU Stations in Columbus where she began a long resume in public radio.