- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio news organization is reporting that Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) lieutenant governor backed President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chairwoman of the state Republican party over the sitting chairman supported by Kasich.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/2jr9NNV ) Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor shifted her allegiance to Canton Republican Jane Timken just days before Timken ousted then-Chairman Matt Borges (BOHR’-jihs) on Friday. Trump also called central committee members to stoke support for Timken.

Taylor strategist Todd Olsen told the news outlet that Taylor offered to help Timken in whatever way she could after becoming convinced that she was the best choice for the job. Taylor’s name had appeared on a list of endorsements for Borges that he circulated ahead of Friday’s vote.

Taylor, of Green, is considering a run for governor in 2018.

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Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com


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