Here comes Kasich
If Rob Portman is to be the Republican Party's candidate to take on Ted Strickland in 2010, he's probably going to have to get through a primary first.
And his most likely opponent is the former congressman from the Columbus suburbs, John Kasich, now the host of his own Fox TV show.
Kasich has been going head-to-head with Portman for the past year over who can speak at the most Republican rubber-chicken events around the state. Now, Kasich has landed one in Portman's back yard - the Warren County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner on Feb. 15.
Kasich is the keynote speaker at a $50-per-plate dinner at the Great Wolf Lodge. Those who cough up $100 get a private reception with the former House Budget Committee chairman. The fun starts at 6 p.m.
Expect, too, a passel of congressional candidates to be on hand, including the three Republicans running in the 2nd Congressional District primary.
To buy tickets, contact Linda Oda at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (513) 934-2112.