Leaked: Team Kasich plans revenge on Mary Taylor for not endorsing Borges

Three weeks ago, before the vote for ORP Chairman, we told you that Lt. Governor Mary Taylor had actually not endorsed Matt Borges, even though she had been listed as one of his endorsers.

Borges ended up losing that vote and the chairmanship. Now, the governor’s staff and close supporters want to take it out on Mary Taylor. WOIO’s Paul Orlousky has obtained a leaked strategy memo which details a plan to ruin Taylor’s possible run for the governorship in 2018.


Its not known who the author is, but he accuses Taylor of “double-crossing Kasich in his most vulnerable moment” and says “she is no friend of John Kasich’s”.

Unfortunately, this episode fits a pattern of bullying from the governor’s office. After sticking up for John Kasich for years and defending him at every turn, she actually chose to make her own decision for once. That’s all that was needed for them to put her on their enemies list.

Team Kasich’s hatred for Secretary of State Jon Husted is also on display in this memo. It appears that their biggest fear is that Husted could be Ohio’s next governor, somehow threatening Kasich’s legacy.

They need to realize that Kasich has already written his legacy. What will people remember him for? Forcing Medicaid expansion on Ohio, declaring that anyone who opposed him was destined for Hell, a failed presidential campaign that he wouldn’t quit, being absent at the GOP Convention being held in his home state and trying to convince a new Republican Congress to keep his precious Medicaid expansion.

Jon Husted told The Plain Dealer’s Henry Gomez that the memo evidenced backroom discussions that areĀ “a very disrespectful way to treat Mary Taylor, the sitting lieutenant governor.”

The most ironic part of the memo states that “they are already using the party as a weapon”. This is from the team who engineered a bully campaign to take over the party shortly after Kasich’s first election, for the sole purpose of turning it into a campaign organization for his secretly planned presidential run.

It will be interesting to see if Governor Kasich follows through on his allies’ recommendations for retribution.

Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

8 thoughts on “Leaked: Team Kasich plans revenge on Mary Taylor for not endorsing Borges”

    1. Agreed, Ohio is done with their 2 year old excuse for a Governor. He is an embarrassment. Anyone who gets his support in Ohio will NOT get my vote.

  1. Some of us saw through John Kasich five years ago. His secret plan to run for President had two impediments: The first is he has the charisma of a toilet seat and second is Donald J. Trump. Thankfully the Ohio voters did not listen to the clueless #NeverTrump crowd. Not that anyone would care what I think but I can’t see the wisdom of Mary Taylor for Ohio Governor?. She is a light weight conservative with all that baggage that entails….

    1. Just great! Getting lots done with EOs and a whole lot of good legislation is in the pipeline for the next couple of months. Nice gun law repeal from Obama to be signed today! Gorsuch will be a great Associate Justice and Kennedy will retire at the end of this term so room for another new solid conservative replacement — just one more vacancy and we have a 6 – 3 SCOTUS. That is GOOD FOR AMERICA!, Obamacare will be replaced and tax reductions and code reforms are in the pipeline for this spring to be retroactive to Jan. Speaking of pipelines Dakota Access and Keystone are going forward again! Many EPA regs will be swatted down later next month. What is not to like? Still ecstatic here and thanks for asking. How is the #NeverTrump going for YOU? Have you learned to say “President Donald J. Trump” yet without stuttering or drooling on your chin?

  2. And the comedy writes itself. What is not to like? Possible treason if investigations into Russian contacts prove viable. I just call him Trump….or some other expletive.

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