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Statements from the Ohio: 2010 Governor's race

John Kasich says he won, despite "12 visits by a president, somewhere between $45 (million) and $50 million (spent against him,) 500 paid volunteers in here calling me every name in the book, former presidents, first ladies and God-knows-who-else."  

"(John) Kasich was the architect who balanced the budget, cut spending, created a surplus, igniting record job creation."

"Congressman Kasich wants to use our tax dollars to give secret bonuses to his corporate friends."

"Ted Strickland destroyed Ohio jobs when he busted the budget."

"(Strickland) raised taxes last year to the tune of $840 million."

State government spending will be increase 10.7 percent this year.

"The total number of dollars that passes through the Department of Development is like $900 million and like $650 (million) of it has nothing to do with development, which is breathtaking when you think about it."

"Kasich’s trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs - 49,000 jobs to Mexico, 91,000 to China."

About $4.89 billion in one-time money was used to balance the current state general revenue fund budget.

Ohio today has the "fewest number of state employees since the Reagan administration."

"We didn’t have a development director for over seven months."

On whether to eliminate the state income tax.

"In 2009, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Ohio 11th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for overall business climate."

"In renewable and advanced energy manufacturing projects, Ohio now ranks first among the 50 states."

"The first professional baseball team was from an Ohio city."

"Ohio’s electricity rates are 10 percent below the national average."

"In Ohio, we invested in our children, raising school funding by 5.5 percent in the last budget."

"Since 1904, the Ohio victor has won the presidency 25 out of 27 times "

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