Ohio GOP Rival Taylor Would Withhold Vote From DeWine

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she would not support Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor in Ohio’s general election if he prevails in their race for the Republican nomination.

Taylor told Scott Spears in an interview on WWGH-FM radio Thursday that DeWine and his running mate, Secretary of State Jon Husted, are “the career politician status quo establishment ticket” and she considers them “out of touch.”

DeWine’s campaign spokesman called Taylor’s statement an “extremely troubling” signal that she’s for “herself and Democrats.”

Taylor’s comments come in an increasingly bitter Republican contest to succeed GOP Gov. John Kasich, who’s term-limited.

Taylor has distanced herself publicly from Kasich and intervened to ask the Republican State Central Committee not to pick sides at its Friday meeting by endorsing DeWine.