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  Kasich, John
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJohn Kasich
Address
Westerville, Ohio , United States
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Born May 13, 1952
Died Still Living (61 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedRBH
Feb 23, 2013 12:00am
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Sugar Subsidies - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Christian - Disputed -
InfoJohn Kasich (rhymes with Basic) is proud to call Ohio his home, and he is optimistic about our future. He understands that our great state is hurting, and believes we can do better.

The son of a mailman, John grew up in a blue collar neighborhood in McKee’s Rocks, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. Like many Americans his values were shaped by a childhood rooted in faith, family, community and common sense.

At age 18 John chose to move 180 miles to the west to attend the Ohio State University, and after graduating he chose to make his mark in Ohio.

Known for his straightforward style and boundless energy, John was elected to the Ohio State Senate at the age of 26 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 at the age of 30.

As a nine-term Congressman, John played major leadership roles in a variety of groundbreaking achievements. Driven by a belief that government shouldn’t live beyond its means, John worked as Chairman of the House Budget Committee to construct the plan that balanced the federal budget for the first time since man first walked on the moon. At first the naysayers said it couldn’t be done, then they said it shouldn’t be done, then they said it wouldn’t be done. But John, working with a team of other leaders, proved them all wrong. Together they balanced the budget, provided for the largest government surplus our country has ever seen, and opened the door for an era of tremendous job growth and prosperity.

An advocate of personal responsibility, John chaired the historic congressional committee that overhauled the welfare system. Building on his commitment to limited government, John also championed defense reform and the elimination of wasteful government spending by effectively building coalitions with members on both sides of the aisle.

John’s leadership, accomplishments, and vision for America led Newsweek magazine to name him one of its “100 people for the 21st century” But instead of seeking a 10th congressional term, John decided to remain in Westerville with his wife Karen and twin daughters Emma and Reese, and has pursued new challenges and experiences outside of Washington.

As a business leader John has worked to understand what makes businesses successful, and has helped companies in a wide variety of industries nationwide to grow, invest for the future and create jobs.

His leadership in Washington and his ability to communicate powerfully and effectively have given John a broad platform to shape public opinion as a commentator, appearing on virtually every major network and cable news show. He has also hosted a national weekly news show called Heartland with John Kasich, which allowed him to provide a uniquely Midwestern perspective to news from around the nation and world.

John has lectured on college campuses across the country, challenging students with a message that emphasizes the importance of hard work, ethics and values.

Additionally, John is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. Most recently, he penned Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul. Praised by the likes of Bono, George Stephanopoulos, and Elie Wiesel, Stand for Something directly addresses how we can overcome the erosion of the long-standing, hard-earned values upon which our nation is built. John has also authored Courage is Contagious, a book which highlights the stories of ordinary Americans who have taken amazing measures to make a difference for their communities and our country.

Like the people John writes about, his entire career has been about making a difference. Now, turning his leadership toward Ohio, John wants to work together with all Ohioans to make a difference for our future and develop common sense solutions that will bring jobs and prosperity back to Ohio's families.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/16/2013-08/19/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 6.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
02/21/2013-02/26/2013 Quinnipiac University 53.00% ( 4.0) 32.00% ( 5.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
10/23/2012-10/28/2012 Quinnipiac University 49.00% ( 4.0) 37.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 2.0)
10/12/2012-10/13/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 1.0) 41.00% ( 3.0) 17.00% ( 3.0)
10/06/2012-10/10/2012 Gravis Marketing (R) 41.00% ( 0.0) 31.50% ( 0.0) 26.70% ( 0.0)
09/16/2012-09/18/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 46.00% ( 5.0) 38.00% ( 5.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/07/2012-09/09/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 8.0) 44.00% ( 9.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
08/15/2012-08/21/2012 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 2.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 1.0)
07/24/2012-07/30/2012 Quinnipiac University 47.00% ( 7.0) 38.00% ( 6.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
07/23/2012-07/24/2012 Magellan Data & Mapping Strategies (R) 41.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
06/19/2012-06/25/2012 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 2.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
04/15/2012-04/17/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 41.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
03/20/2012-03/26/2012 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 3.0) 42.00% ( 6.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
01/28/2012-01/29/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 4.0) 14.00% ( 4.0)
01/09/2012-01/16/2012 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 1.0) 48.00% ( 2.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
11/28/2011-12/05/2011 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 3.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
11/04/2011-11/06/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 4.0) 57.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/13/2011-10/16/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 1.0) 54.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
08/11/2011-08/14/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 3.0) 53.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
07/12/2011-07/18/2011 Quinnipiac University 35.00% ( 3.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 2.0)
05/19/2011-05/22/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 2.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
05/10/2011-05/16/2011 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 8.0) 49.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 10.0)
03/22/2011-03/22/2011 We Ask America 35.48% ( 0.0) 57.57% ( 0.0) 6.95% ( 0.0)
03/15/2011-03/21/2011 Quinnipiac University 30.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 24.0) 23.00% ( 25.0)
03/10/2011-03/13/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 35.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
03/01/2011-03/09/2011 University of Cincinnati (The Ohio Poll) 40.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
01/12/2011-01/17/2011 Quinnipiac University 30.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
02/21/2013-02/26/2013 Quinnipiac University 48.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 29, 2013 02:00pm News Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net  Article WesternDem 
Sep 13, 2012 02:00pm General Kasich at Romney Rally: Wives 'at Home Doing the Laundry'  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 21, 2012 12:10pm Oops Ohio governor appoints dropout quarterback to state Board of Education  Article Craverguy 
Apr 24, 2012 10:15pm Oops Officer called ‘idiot’ by Kasich responds to scene of crash involving governor  Article RP 
Feb 07, 2012 10:00am Speech Cows, Seinfeld ramble into Kasich's speech  Article RP 
Jul 20, 2011 05:00am Poll Poll: Kasich Sinks Further, Ohio Voters Want To Repeal Union Busting Law  Article Jason 

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