News release from John Kasich campaign
Today Kasich for America announced the expansion of Gov. John Kasich’s National Strategy Council to include four well-known political veterans from around the country: Stu Spencer, Charlie Black, Vin Weber and Tom Ingram.
“Governor Kasich showed tonight how you defeat Donald Trump and bring our party together,” said John Weaver, chief strategist of Kasich For America. “This is going to be a long road to the nomination in Cleveland, and we’re thrilled to grow our team of advisers with some of the best minds in the Republican Party.”
Stu Spencer served as chief political strategist for President Ronald Reagan’s California gubernatorial campaigns in 1966 and 1970 and presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. As chief political strategist to President Gerald Ford, Spencer played a central role in helping Ford secure the Republican nomination at the Kansas City Convention in 1976.
Charlie Black has advised President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush. He also served as the senior political adviser for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign.
Former Congressman Vin Weber represented Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District from 1981-1983 and the 2nd Congressional District from 1983-1993. A close advisor to Newt Gingrich, he is widely credited for his contributions to the Republican Party’s 1994 victories. He served as a top political advisor to Governor Bob Dole in 1996, President George W. Bush in 1996 and Governor Mitt Romney in 2008.
Longtime Tennessee political operative Tom Ingram previously served as a political advisor to presidential candidate Gov. Jeb Bush. He has overseen successful political campaigns for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Governor Bill Haslam and Governor Don Sundquist. As chief of staff to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Ingram was Chairman of the Senate Bipartisan Chiefs of Staff organization and Staff Director of the Senate Republican Conference.