Governor John Kasich joined the Romney/Ryan campaign for two stops in our area Monday as part of the Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express Bus Tour.
First, Kasich visited the Champaign County Board of Elections in Urbana from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
The large bus (pictured) then headed north on Route 68 and parked near the Logan County Board of Elections in the 200 block of South Main Street.
The governor addressed supporters and local residents about the importance of this election. He touted the Republican ticket for job creation in Ohio over the next four years.
Kasich (pictured, right, with local supporter Kyle Lentz) said early voting has changed the dynamic of this election. He believes that up to 30 percent of the votes will be cast before November 6th. Some local residents were voting absentee during his rally.
Kasich said he wants to do more for the remodeling work in downtown following the June 29th windstorm.
Finally, the governor said the first presidential debate has made the race too close to call. He believes the next two debates will be critical for both candidates.
After meeting with several local residents, Kasich had lunch at Don’s Downtown Diner.
Listen to Kasich recap his visit with Bill Tipple.
Listen to Ranae Lentz, chairperson of the Logan County Republican Party, reflect on the governor's visit.
Early voting continues through November 2nd.
The Logan County Board of Elections is located at 225 South Main Street, Bellefontaine.
The Champaign County Board of Elections is housed in the Champaign County Community Building at 1512 Route 68 South, Suite L100, Urbana.