Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A day on the road with Gov. John Kasich: More talk of faith, no talk of Ed FitzGerald and mixed signals on 2016

TIPP CITY, Ohio – Whether he acknowledges it or not, Gov. John Kasich is back on the campaign trail, returning Tuesday for the first big road trip of his re-election year.

He toured two factories and stopped by a bowling alley. He trumpeted an endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Business and bragged on Cleveland, the soon-to-be-official host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The GOP incumbent's three-city swing through southwest Ohio, ending here after stops in Hamilton and Dayton, was filled with clues about the race he plans to run against Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic nominee.

Some clues were obvious, others harder to crack. But let's consider them all.

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