Sunday, January 8, 2017

Trump's pick, not Kasich's, named chair of Ohio GOP


At USA TODAY by Jessie Balmert and Chrissie Thompson, The Cincinnati Enquirer  -- 

This is no longer John Kasich's party.

Donald Trump's pick for Ohio Republican Party chairwoman took the helm Friday, after the Ohio governor's longtime ally failed to secure enough votes for his re-election. The chairperson's election served as a proxy for Trump versus Kasich, capping months of feuding between the former presidential rivals.

Under a deal reached Friday, Clifton native and Stark County resident Jane Timken, an ally of the president-elect, was elected the state party's first female chairperson. Incumbent Chairman Matt Borges, a Kasich adviser, agreed to step down into a chairman emeritus role.

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