Matt Borges released a list of 100 people who endorsed his re-election for Ohio Republican Party Chair, but he might have forgotten one important detail – to actually get the endorsements from the people he included.
There have been grumblings the last few days over people being on the list who never endorsed Borges, but one name stands out among them all – Lt. Governor Mary Taylor.
Taylor lives in southern Summit County, right on the border of Stark County where Timken lives, so this was an important catch for Borges. But someone with knowledge of the process says that the endorsement never was approved by Taylor
Prominent businessman Tony George told Third Base Politics that Taylor never issued an endorsement.
“They put out a list that isn’t accurate. An endorsement letter was put in front of Mary Taylor, She made the decision not to sign the letter.”
While it’s appalling to think Borges would do this to the Lt. Governor, it isn’t a stretch to believe. Kasich’s presidential campaign, which Matt Borges was obviously involved in, put out a list of Ohio endorsers without getting approval from some people who were delegates for other candidates.
George, who gave his time and his treasure to support John Kasich’s presidential run isn’t pleased with the way the Ohio Republican Party operated during the general election. He believes if Kasich is serious about working with President-elect Trump, he would ask Borges to step aside to dissipate the tension from the combative nature of the Chairman towards our then GOP nominee.
George is supporting Jane Timken to be the Chair of the Ohio Republican Party. Timken also recently received all the endorsements issued by county parties. It appears that Borges’ House of Cards isn’t as strong as he’d like to present to the media.
It’s time to work with the national party and President-elect. For a fresh start, we need a new Chairman.