TV’s Montel Williams endorses John Kasich for president

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign announced today that it landed the support of TV and radio personality Montel Williams.

Kasich is campaigning hard in New Hampshire and has had more events there than any other candidate. He’s repeadedly said his campaign must do well there on Feb. 9 to keep going.


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“Now more than ever, Americans need a leader with the vision and experience to unite the country and lead with a steady hand. In a sea of negativity and bluster, John Kasich is a much-needed dose of sanity. There’s simply no other GOP candidate in the race with the wide appeal to bring people together,” Williams said.

Williams hosted The Montel Williams Show from 1991-2008.

“As a veteran, it’s clear to me that he is the most well-suited candidate to serve as Commander-in-Chief.”

Kasich said he’s “grateful” to have Williams’ support.

“People know Montel Williams as a gifted entertainer, but not as many know that he spent several decades serving his country in the armed forces, or that he is a tireless advocate for veterans and people with debilitating illness. We may not agree on every issue, but we share a common vision for a stronger, more unified America. I am truly grateful for his support.”

Williams’ endorsement of Kasich isn’t the first time Jordan got involved in Ohio politics.

Last year he endorsed Issue 3 which would have legalized marijuana in Ohio.

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