ANN ARBOR, MI (WLNS) – Bernie Sanders wasn’t the only Presidential candidate in Michigan today. Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is running on the Republican ticket stopped in several locations across the state today. With the Michigan primary next week, Presidential candidates are coming in to the Great Lakes State. The first stop for representatives of Governor John Kasich was in Ann Arbor.
Senate President of the 12th District in Ohio Keith Faber said, “it’s important that the Governor gets to meet as many people from Michigan as he can. It’s those Midwestern values that he shares that is something, that having grown up in Michigan, is something that I think is very important that Michigan folks needs to see, and hear, and touch.”
Kasich’s representative believes Michigan is important to the country.
“Look, I grew up in Michigan…in Battle Creek. Went to Lakeview High School. It’s a great community. It’s a great state. And as somebody who now lives in Ohio there are a lot of similarities. Michigan and Ohio both went through the same downturn. We both were losing jobs. We both were having taxes that are too high. John Kasich…much like your Governor turned around and reversed the course of the state.”
Kasich’s first stop in Michigan was supposed to have been in Ann Arbor but, issues with his airplane interfered with that timing. Although the Ohio Governor wasn’t able to stop in Ann Arbor, he does plan on making the rest of Michigan trip including Flint and Detroit today. He will be in Michigan through Monday, according his schedule. Other stops include Ottawa County on Friday, Traverse City and Marquette on Sunday, before making his way back to the Detroit area Monday.