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Ridge, former homeland security chief, endorses Kasich

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 22, 2016 11:35 AM
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Former Pennsylvania Gov. and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge speaks during a campaign event in Peterborough, N.H in this 2012 file photo.

(Washington) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has won the endorsement of Tom Ridge, a former director of homeland security and Pennsylvania governor.

Ridge had been supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president since early 2015 and joined him on the campaign trail in South Carolina. Bush quit the race Saturday after a disappointing finish in the Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.

Kasich's campaign says Ridge is signing on as a national co-chairman.

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