What Does Ohio Teach Us About PA?

John Kasich2016 has been a Southern year so far.

In both the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries, every Southern state has already voted. Not only that, most of the Midwestern and New England states have cast their ballots as well. Even some Western states have had their say.

The one region that hasn’t voted: the mid-Atlantic.

With Tuesday’s Ohio Primary, however, we now have the results of a bordering state. Furthermore, Governor Kasich’s victory in his home state has inspired him to seek further victories in the Northeast. In fact, his next stop was Villanova University in Philly.

He also has infrastructure in the commonwealth and a boatload of endorsements, including: former Governors Tom Ridge and Dick Thornburgh; Congressman Charlie Dent; and Senate President pro tempore Joe Scarnati.

Finally, Kasich is actually a native Pennsylvanian who was born in McKees Rocks.

So does Ohio indicate that Kasich will have some support in western PA?

It certainly doesn’t look like it. Appalachia stuck with Trump as not a single Ohio county on the PA border went for Kasich. Therefore, don’t be surprised to see the Ohio Governor lean more toward the eastern half of the state as he tries to ride the Acela corridor to a coveted victory on April 26th.

6 Responses

  1. Does it matter? This primary is finished, despite the media bobbleheads acting like there is actually some doubt.

    I’d anticipate that Trump would steamroll Kasich almost everywhere. Kasich’s folksy yinzer accent won’t save him in the SW, and there’s enough resentment and racial baggage in the Philly ‘burbs for it to be fertile ground for Trump to win out.

    Maybe Kasich will pick off scattered counties in the corners like Chester, Erie, and Lackawanna, but Cruz will be the main opposition to Trump in The “T”.

  2. Kasich a managing director for Lehman Brothers. Kasich a puppet for the Republican establishment. Kasich is a bum and when you learn more about him is a lesser choice to Hiliary, Trump or Cruz. I am no fan of tea party- but better Bernie fro Vermont- than this bum Kasich from Ohio.

  3. Kasich has no legs outside of Ohio. Trump will easily win PA on April 26, and will have more than enough delegates to secure the nomination when it’s all said and done. This dream of the Republican establishment, the Democrats and their pals in the media of a brokered convention isn’t going to happen.

  • Who are you voting for in the PA Supreme Court race?

    • Dan McCaffery (61%)
    • Carolyn Carluccio (37%)
    • Still undecided (2%)

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