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Former Rep. Chuck Douglas endorses Kasich

By Ann Marie Awad   |   Jan. 21, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- One-term New Hampshire congressman Chuck Douglas endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a former member of the House himself.

"I am pleased to join former U.S. Senators Gordon Humphrey and John E. Sununu in supporting John Kasich for president," said Douglas in a statement put out by Kasich's campaign. "I had the honor of serving in Congress with John and can personally attest that he is a man of ideas, integrity, and enthusiasm.

"With so many choices, Republicans need to choose Governor Kasich as a candidate they can be proud of and unite behind to defeat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders."

Kasich served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years before leaving in 2001.

Douglas' endorsement is not only a sign that Kasich is embracing his tenure in the House, but that his support in New Hampshire is steadily growing. Recent polls show Kasich creeping up to second place in the Granite state, just weeks head of its primary.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Kasich's events in New Hampshire have garnered growing media attention in recent days.

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