Kasich Camp Adviser Hires Include Stu Spencer, Charlie Black

The two veteran Republican operatives are among four that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has added to his strategy council, his campaign says in a statement.

  • Also hired are former Rep. Vin Weber of Minn. and Tom Ingram, a Tennessean who mostly recently advised Jeb Bush’s unsuccessful presidential bid
  • Spencer, 89, was key adviser to ex-Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford
    • He helped Ford secure 1976 GOP nomination against Reagan, which was in doubt up to convention’s first ballot
    • He previously was top political aide to Reagan in his successful 1966 and 1970 gubernatorial campaigns in Calif., then was chief strategist for his successful 1980 and 1984 presidential races
  • Black advised Reagan, as well as ex-Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush; was chief adviser for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign
  • NOTE: Kasich won Ohio primary tonight, defeating Donald Trump