August 17, 2015



 Today Alabama Governor Robert Bentley endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for President of the United States, pointing to his successful record leading a major state, his national security policy experience and his inclusive approach as the right combination of skills America needs in its next chief executive.
"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. Coupled with John Kasich's compassion for the people he serves and desire to make their lives better, our country will be stronger with him as President. Governors are best suited to lead our country because they have experience running a state. 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, and I am going to do everything I can to help make sure he is our next President,” said Bentley.
Bentley is in his second term as Governor of Alabama. He won re-election by the largest margin of any modern-day Republican governor in Alabama thanks to a successful record of helping Alabamians create new jobs, right-sizing government and saving taxpayers over $1.2 billion dollars annually. Before becoming Governor, Dr. Bentley served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives and also previously served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. After completing his military service he completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
"I'm humbled by Governor Bentley's support," said Kasich. "The endorsement of a fellow governor is special, especially from someone like Governor Bentley who brings so much to his work and who has such an incredible record of service to his state and our country. What’s also significant to me is that Gov. Bentley reached out to our campaign, unsolicited, to offer his support. This is about our shared commitment to putting conservative principles to work to get America back on track. I’m very appreciative of his endorsement and I’m very excited about what we’re going to be able to do together to move the campaign forward in Alabama, the South and across the nation.”

Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us—and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create 350,000 jobs.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan's national security agenda.  He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.  He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus.

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