Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) was among Republicans who had unsuccessfully urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to enter the fray for the party's 2012 presidential nomination.
Christie announced Tuesday he would not run for president, refusing to bow to pressure from GOP donors and other fans. The first-term Republican governor was wooed for his national star power and no-nonsense public persona.
The Columbus Dispatch reports in Tuesday's editions ( http://bit.ly/mVEmiK) that Kasich had called Christie to encourage him to run. Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols tells the newspaper the Ohio governor thought Christie would be a good candidate.
The Dispatch reports Kasich had liked Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as a presidential candidate, but Barbour also decided earlier this year not to pursue the Republican nomination.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
How Not To Be A Gun Owner - Bearing Arms - Crime, Texas, Training, Warning Shots
Where Is Liberal Rage Over Mass Shooting In New Orleans? | RedState
Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians | Human Events
“Your Republican Uncle”: DNC debuts new website to help slow-witted young liberals talk politics with family on Thanksgiving
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
CNN reporter had tweet-on-request relationship with State?
Obamacare Architect: Okay Fine, Our Law Isn't Controlling Costs