COLUMBUS — On the campaign trail, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R., Medina) has extolled the virtues of GOP contender Rick Santorum. On Monday, the other side of the Statehouse rotunda weighed in on the side of Mitt Romney.
"Ohioans are looking for a change in leadership," Senate President Tom Niehaus (R., New Richmond) said. "However, we cannot expect a creature of Washington to come in and change it. Mitt Romney is a conservative businessman who spent his life in the private sector. He owes nothing to special interests and his only ‘team' is the American people.
“Ohio needs a bold leader who will restore our economy and bring jobs back to our state," he said.
“Mitt Romney is that man and I am proud to support him. I urge my fellow conservatives who are looking for a fresh start with a true outsider to join me in standing with him."
-- Jim Provance
Blade Columbus Bureau