Why John Kasich’s campaign is getting so little love from reporters | The Globe and Mail title Kasich aides are being treated like political junkies
John Kasich, who has won only five of the last 20 elections, is not getting the same love from journalists as other Republican candidates.
His aides are also being treated more like political hacks, said John Weaver, the Kasich campaign’s former communications director, who said that the lack of media attention for the Ohio governor is “a big deal.”
Mr. Kasich has faced criticism for his lack of press credentials in the state.
He does not have a full-time press secretary, and his staff is not well-staffed, said Mr. Weaver.
Mr. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has a well-equipped media operation.
But there are limits to how much of a role Mr. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, can play in the media.
He has no public events, and Mr. Webb, a former political aide to Mr. Kaine, said he has never spoken to Mr, Sanders or the candidate about the campaign.
He said the campaign is trying to be responsive to what the press wants to know.
He added that he had been told the campaign was “working on” making Mr. Kerry, a Democratic candidate for president, an official candidate for the Democratic nomination.
Mr., Webb said he had not been contacted by Mr. Clinton, and he was not sure if he would respond.
Webb said the lack.
of press attention for Mr. Walker, the former governor of Wisconsin, is also a big deal.
“If Walker was really interested in the press, he’d be meeting the press,” Mr. Weld said.
“But he’s not.
He’s doing what he wants to do.”
Ms. O’Brien, the Democratic strategist, said that it is too early to know if Mr. Christie’s campaign has made strides, especially as he faces scrutiny over his use of a private email server.
“The biggest challenge for any candidate is that they have to get media attention,” Ms. Olszewski said.
Mr Christie, who is running for re-election in New Jersey, has been dogged by questions about whether he broke the law and whether he had anything to hide.
In March, the Republican governor was ordered to appear in court in Trenton on charges of filing a false tax return.
Mr, Christie has denied any wrongdoing.
In a statement last month, he said he does not believe his actions were illegal, and that he is being treated unfairly by the media and Democrats.
“I will not apologize for my success, which has allowed me to become governor of New Jersey,” Mr Christie said.