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Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump as his fellow Republican takes office in two weeks.

Kasich had boycotted the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and declined to endorse or vote for the New York billionaire after dropping his own presidential bid. But he has said he's praying for Trump, and he offered a message of unity when addressing Ohio's Electoral College members as they unanimously supported Trump last month.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

Rob Portman Welcomes A New White House

Nov 17, 2016
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio's Republican senator, Rob Portman, tepidly endorsed and then withdrew his support from now President-elect Donald Trump. But Portman says he’s optimistic that he can work with the incoming administration.

Rob Portman says conversations he’s having with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and comments by Donald Trump in post-election interviews have convinced him that getting major things done in Washington is going to be possible.

Ohio’s newly re-elected Sen. Rob Portman will return to Capitol Hill with a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.

But Portman says he’s still ready to enforce checks and balances with President-Elect Donald Trump.

Portman says he doesn’t have the concerns about a Trump presidency that he had when he decided not to vote for the Republican nominee. However, Portman did say he’s prepared to keep the executive office in check if he ever thinks the president-elect goes too far.

Trump Rallies Crowd in Springfield

Oct 27, 2016
Dan Gummel

Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Springfield Thursday. He spoke before a crowd of about 5,000 at the Champions Center Expo.

In his speech, Trump called for a change of leadership in Washington, saying "this election is for the heart and soul of America.”

If elected, the candidate promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump told the crowd, "In Ohio, another 5 companies are dropping out of Obamacare.  Good luck in negotiations folks. That means that all the residents will be getting cancelation notices very soon."

 

Trump Supporters Disappointed with Ohio GOP

Oct 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters in Ohio are being forced to take sides after the presidential nominee cut ties with the chair of the Ohio Republican Party. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, this fracture could have lasting impact after the votes are counted.

The first major Trump campaign event in Ohio following the split with the Ohio GOP came with a sense of awkwardness.

As supporters filed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center to see Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, they admitted that they’re disappointed with state party leaders.

Statehouse News Bureau

The rift between the Trump campaign on the chair of the Ohio Republican Party became what appears to be a full-blown war this weekend.

It’s no secret Matt Borges has had concerns about Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. But Trump’s Ohio campaign chair Bob Paduchik suggested this was personal in his letter to the Ohio Republican Party’s state central committee.

The letter blasted the chairman for promoting himself as a possible future head of the Republican National Committee with what Paduchik called “an apparently insatiable need for publicity”.

Rob Portman Pulls Endorsement of Donald Trump

Oct 10, 2016
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

For months U.S. Senator Rob Portman has admonished different controversial statements made by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. In June, Portman chided Trump for his comments about a federal judge of Mexican American descent, saying that while he criticizes Trump's character, he agrees with his policies.
 
"Ultimately, what you’re trying to do is elect a president who can help get the country back on track in terms of the economic growth, the opportunity, protect the country," said Portman.

Springfield Hosts Presidential Advisors Debate

Oct 6, 2016
Daniel Gummel

This past weekend Springfield played host to a debate between economic advisors for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The debate featured Peter Navarro, a Trump campaign economic advisor and Austan Goolsbee, former senior economic policy advisor for Barack Obama and current Clinton campaign consultant.   Both men presented their candidate’s economic platforms including plans to bring jobs and prosperity back to the region.

Thousand gather at the Roberts Center in Wilmington to hear candidate Trump speak.
Jerry Kenney

At noon on Thursday, Donald Trump appeared before an enthusiastic crowd of thousands gathered at the Roberts Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Trump was introduced by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who criticized Hillary Clinton's track record as Secretary of State and her controversial dealings with the Clinton Foundation.

The candidate's main focus was the economy and trade deals.

“We’re going to negotiate fair trade deals that put American workers back to work, that put America first,” said Trump.

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