Trump gives Kasich a black eye

The election is over, but President-Elect Donald Trump is still rolling up victories in Ohio.  As The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported on January 6: In another victory for the forces of Donald Trump, Stark County attorney Jane Timken was narrowly elected Ohio Republican Party chair Friday against incumbent chair Matt Borges. Timken, Trump's favored candidate, was elected by the state GOP's central committee after two deadlocked votes. After closed-door negotiations, Borges agreed to withdraw in exchange for being named chairman emeritus of the party -- though he said it's not exactly clear yet what that job will entail beyond helping Timken during the transition process. Timken's victory is the latest display of the president-elect's newfound clout within the state party. It also marks a defeat for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who endorsed and lobbied for Borges to remain. The selection of the Ohio Republican chair is important. In the 2016...(Read Full Post)