Sunday, March 13, 2016

Endorsing from behind: John Boehner gives Kiss of Death endorsement for John Kasich days before Ohio primary

I don’t think Kasich is doing back flips over this endorsement.  It may tip the race to Donald Trump. 
CincinnatiDot Com reports Republicans in Butler County honored former Speaker John Boehner three days before residents across Ohio's 8th District will vote on his replacement in Congress.

But on Saturday, Boehner was more interested in talking about the presidential race.

One day before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to speak in West Chester, Boehner endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president.

In fact, the former speaker told a crowded ballroom in the same township he already voted for Kasich.
"He's my friend," said Boehner.

It was Boehner's first public appearance in the area since he retired last year.
In February, Boehner delivered a speech on the threat posed by Iran at a hotel in downtown Washington. He stayed on message and, after the speech, sped by a cluster of reporters trying to ask him about the presidential race.

But on Saturday, Boehner talked about the late Carlos Todd, one of the most influential members of Butler County's Republican Party. Todd died in October. Both were honored at a Lincoln Day dinner for the county's Republican Party.

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