N.Y. Times endorses Kasich for GOP nomination

Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-30 23:42:08-05

CINCINNATI – Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have earned The New York Times’ endorsement just ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

Kasich, “though a distinct underdog, is the only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race. And Mr. Kasich is no moderate. As governor, he’s gone after public-sector unions, fought to limit abortion rights and opposed same-sex marriage,” the Times wrote.

The endorsement cited Kasich as a veteran of bipartisan deals during his time in the House and praised what it called his “end-run” to secure a Medicaid expansion in Ohio.

The Times also said it picked Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders due to her experience and policy ideas.