Ohio and Florida are two swing-states that Trump is unlikely to sway in his bid for presidency. George Voinovich, former Ohio governor and senator, has yet to back Trump for president. The influential politician is just one of many key establishment members that have not endorsed Trump for president.
Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, has also refused to endorse Trump, as has Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, and influential Latino leaders in Florida, such as: Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Voinovich states, “He has talked about a lot of things, and what he’s talked about in his solutions to these things have raised a lot of eyebrows.”
Trump’s campaign is unlike any Republican campaign in history. A lack of endorsements has done little to sway voters that have helped Trump dominate the Republican primaries. Ohio and Florida races in the recent past have been extremely tight.
George W. Bush beat John Kerry by just over 100,000 votes in Ohio in 2004. Bush and Al Gore’s highly debated primary in Florida in 2000 is still debated, as the race was extremely tight. Democrats still assert that Gore was the rightful winner of the state.
Ohio was lost to Obama in 2012 due to a lack of Republican turnout, which is likely to plague Trump in the states’ primaries.