- The Washington Times - Friday, September 16, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said it’s “very unlikely” he’s going to be voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump but that he will not be voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Very unlikely. Too much water under the bridge,” Mr. Kasich said in an interview with CNN this week.

Mr. Kasich, a former 2016 GOP presidential candidate himself, said it’s still important to get out the vote for people like Sen. Rob Portman, who is running for re-election in Ohio.

“We want to get people out to vote. We want to re-elect Senator Portman, and we want to re-elect people down ticket,” Mr. Kasich said.

“I’m not voting for Hillary,” he said.

“I’ll let everybody know … but I think my actions have spoken very loudly. Louder than even my words,” he said.

Mr. Kasich was in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July, but he did not attend the convention itself.

Asked about Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, Mr. Kasich said: “I haven’t even gone there yet. It’s a long way [until] Election Day.”

Mr. Kasich, among others, is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Friday as Mr. Obama continues his push in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact involving about a dozen Pacific Rim nations.

“I welcome the fact that people will criticize me for putting my country ahead of my party. It’s time we start doing this in this country,” Mr. Kasich said.

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