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A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Gov. Kasich says he is not sweating the polls as he holds a steady lead
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Gov. John Kasich poses for pictures at a campaign stop in Beavercreek.
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Democrats have always hoped for a strong anti-Kasich sentiment in this year’s election. There was a little of that at a very small campaign stop for the incumbent governor today near Dayton.

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Tea Party groups had tried to get the word out about Kasich’s appearance at a sign making shop in Beavercreek. But only a trio of opponents of the Common Core standards came out with their T-shirts and poster boards to convince Kasich to back the latest repeal attempt. They included local retired resident Mike Snead, who describes himself as both a tea partier and a Republican.

“It’s a workday, and many of our people do work, so it’s one of those things where people have other things they must do," Snead says. "But we’re happy to be here to express our support for repealing Common Core.”

A different kind of opponent
Standing a few feet away holding the only anti-Kasich sign in the area was Doris Adams, the chair of the Greene County Democratic Party, who was not surprised to see just a small Tea Party presence, and was happy to talk up her party’s candidates.

“Democrats have never professed to walk on water," Adams says. "But at least we’ll work our hearts out. We have one of the finest teams. I hope there’s enough moderate people out there, regardless of party, that will step up on election day and do what’s right for Ohio.”

Hanging in for FirtzGerald
Adams says she is firmly behind Ed FitzGerald, in spite of the apparent crisis within his campaign.

Inside the sign shop, Gov. John Kasich continued his low-key campaign, meeting with about two dozen invited supporters, posing for pictures, shaking hands and talking with a group of reporters. He was asked about his double-digit lead on FitzGerald, with around 50 days to go till early voting begins.

“You know, I don’t really pay any attention to these public polls," Kasich says. "That’s just not what I do. When I play golf, I don’t pay attention to how the other person’s playing. I just take care of my own game.”

When asked about the departures of some of FitzGerald’s top campaign staff, Kasich said he did not have any comment.

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Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great.
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