Will Ohio Republicans Commit the Ultimate Betrayal?

Ohio Democrat and former Obama appointee Rich Cordray is running for governor on friendly policy turf, with Republicans arguing over how gently they should reform outgoing governor John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

Kasich, a Republican, made news last week by refusing to endorse Republican nominee Mike DeWine, warning that DeWine could ruin the massive federal handout that is the cornerstone of Kasich’s legacy. DeWine, who has offered to request federal waivers to make Medicaid expansion “sustainable and affordable” instead of committing to end the program, was the most pro-Obamacare candidate in the Republican primary.

Cordray – trying to frame DeWine’s call for changes to a four-year-old welfare program for able-bodied, working-age adults as an attack on the poor – capitalized on Kasich’s remarks with a campaign video defending Medicaid expansion and JobsOhio, Kasich’s secretive, publicly-funded job creation agency.

“Governor Kasich recently said he’s worried about two issues, Medicaid expansion and JobsOhio,” Cordray said. “So, this message is for Ohioans who agree with Gov. Kasich: I am your candidate.”

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