Monday, February 28, 2011

How Ohio’s budget battle could decide who wins the White House in 2012

That possibility is making some of Kasich’s Republican colleagues uneasy. Last week, The Columbus Dispatch spoke to eight state GOP senators who either “would not express support for the bill or have stated varying degrees of discomfort with it.” Bill Seitz of Cincinnati is one of them. “We need to be careful that we do not turn this into an overreaching effort that jeopardizes our chances,” he tells Newsweek. “We have a history in Ohio, when the legislature overreaches and the public snaps back, you end up losing everything. I would prefer a more consultative process.”