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Trump Dumps Ohio GOP Chair Matt Borges, a Kasich-Aligned Saboteur

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, on September 14, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, on September 14, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, on September 14, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)

Bob Paduchik, the Ohio director for Donald Trump, sent a two-page letter to the state’s central committee members dumping GOP Chair Matt Borges. As People’s Pundit Daily previously reported, Borges during the primary broke a 6-decade long policy of neutrality to help Gov. John Kasich fend off a grassroots-led challenge backing Mr. Trump.

“It’s no great secret that Chairman Borges was never fully on board, but his actions over the past week demonstrate that his loyalties to Governor John Kasich’s failed Presidential campaign eclipse his responsibility as chairman of the Ohio Republican Party,” Paduchik wrote. “The chairman is also apparently driven by an insatiable need for publicity.”

For months, since it became clear after the Indiana primary that Mr. Trump would be the party’s nominee, multiple sources have told PPD that Mr. Borges planned to replace Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and was intentionally working to sabotage the New York businessman in the Buckeye State. Those sources include people inside Gov. Kasich’s inner circle and the state party furious over the betrayal.

“He wants not only Trump but the party to get wiped out in 2016 so he can make an argument to replace Chairman Priebus and run John again,” a source close to Jeff Weaver, Kasich’s top campaign advisor told PPD. “Why do you think the governor still keeps Jeff on after he’s already lost and why offices are closed on the weekends.”

Still, the letter from Mr. Paduchik is a remarkable display of disunity in the key battleground state, which Mr. Trump lost to Kasich with more votes than Hillary Clinton won it with, with just 24 days before the election. Polls suggest Mr. Trump is still the favorite in Ohio, running stronger there and in Iowa than he is in other battleground states.

Mr. Borges denied the allegations in a statement released after the story broke.

“I won’t let a staffer’s ego get in the way of us doing all we can to win elections up and down the ballot this year,” he said.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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