Backers tout experience of Ohio’s Kasich before Trump visit


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Supporters of Republican John Kasich (KAY’-sik) say he has the resume to avoid making the type of inflammatory statements that are tripping up GOP rivals who lack similar government experience.

Kasich allies made remarks in a conference call with reporters Monday ahead of Republican favorite Donald Trump’s first campaign stop in Kasich’s home state.

State Sen. Peggy Lehner (LAY’-nuhr) said voters seem to like blunt campaign talk but “brash statements on the international stage can be extremely costly.” She joined state Senate President Keith Faber (FAY’-buhr) and Congressman Pat Tiberi (TEE’-behr-ee) on the call.

Trump and Kasich have been feuding since last week, when New Day for America, a super PAC supporting Kasich, aired an ad attacking Trump’s lack of experience and Trump threatened to sue.