Senator Jim Inhofe announces support for Governor John Kasich

Published: Mar. 17, 2016 at 12:10 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2016 at 2:34 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KSWO) - As the battle for the White House continues, one of Oklahoma's U.S. Senators is now changing his mind on who should be the Republican nominee.

Senator Jim Inhofe is throwing his support behind long-shot candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich. The key Republican senator had been backing Senator Marco Rubio.

Inhofe says, "Out of the three still in the race for president, John is my guy. I served with John in Congress when he successfully spearheaded the effort to balance the federal budget and, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, helped President Reagan enact his national security agenda. During this time, I also attended a weekly Bible study with him for eight years. You learn a lot about a person when you attend a Bible study together, so I can tell you personally that he is a man of his word. When he talked, people listened. Now the country is listening to his message of optimism and results. That's refreshing. I'm proud to stand by his side as we spread this message to voters in the weeks ahead."

Kasich responded with the following statement:

"It is an incredible honor to receive the support of my friend and former colleague, Senator Jim Inhofe. Jim is a role model to several generations of conservatives, and I trust his expertise and judgment implicitly. He knows Oklahoma voters better than just about anyone, so it's a major win to have him in our corner going forward."

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