By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, October 28 Secretary of State John Merrill (R) announced that Republican Presidential candidate and current Ohio Governor John Kasich will visit Mobile on November 3.
Gov. Kasich said during the CNBC Debate Wednesday night, “We need somebody who can lead.”
Governor Kasich will be at Wintzell’s Oyster House; 605 Dauphin Street in Mobile, AL for a rally on November 3, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
During the event, Governor Kasich will present his petition and filing fee to Republican Chairwoman Terry Lathan.
Gov. Kasich made headlines on Tuesday when he said that he had it with the 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates. Kasich said, “I want you to know I’m fed up. I’m sick and tired of listening to this nonsense and I’m going to have to call it like it is in this race,” Kasich said Tuesday at a campaign rally in Ohio.
Kasich expressed his moderate views on immigration. In the CNBC debate, Kasich denounced GOP candidates who say that they are going to ship ten million people (illegal aliens) out of the country, breaking up families.
“We can not elect somebody who does not know the job,” Gov. Kasich said. “I have spent my entire lifetime balancing federal budgets and I went to Ohio and did the same.” “We will have a Constitutional Amendment to require a balanced budget if I am President.”
Gov. Kasich is the candidate endorsed by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).
Gov. Bentley said in a statement at a press conference in August with Governor Kasich, “John Kasich’s success in putting conservative ideas to work in Ohio—cutting taxes $5 billion, turning an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, and creating 350,000 new jobs—are all strengths he will have as President….With his record as governor and his two decades on the House Armed Services Committee working with leaders like President Reagan to strengthen our military, end the Cold War and revamp the Pentagon, John Kasich is a leader whose readiness to lead our nation on his first day in the Oval Office is unmatched. America needs John Kasich.”
Gov. Kasich said, “I am excited about the Southern Primary. We will be very competitive in the Southern Primary and this guy (Bentley) will be right there with me.”
The Mobile event will be a meet and greet with Ohio Governor and Presidential Candidate John Kasich. Tickets are not required but organizers would appreciate an RSVP.
The doors open at 4:30 pm and the program begins at 5:00 pm.
Secretary of State John Merrill (R) has urged more presidential candidates to come to Alabama.
Sources within the campaign of former Pennsylvania Governor Rick Santorum have told the ‘Alabama Political Reporter; that Senator Santorum will also be in Alabama in November. More details will be forthcoming as the event gets closer.
Republican Candidates who have visited Alabama since June include: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Texas Senator Ted Cruz; former Pennsylvania Rick Santorum; former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee; Dr. Ben Carson; New York City Businessman Donald Trump; and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (who has since dropped out of the race). Two of the three remaining Democratic candidates: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) have also visited Alabama.
The Alabama Presidential Primary will be on March 1.