Former Ohio Gov. Kasich being considered for Biden Cabinet if he’s elected, report says

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich is among the names being considered for a potential Cabinet position in a Biden administration if the former Vice President is elected President next month, according to a new report from Politico.

Kasich’s name is reported as being on a list of potential Republicans that are being vetted by Joe Biden’s transition team, the report said. Others included in the report are Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Penn).

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A spokesperson from the Biden campaign told Politico that the transition team is not making any personnel decisions prior to the election, but the spokesperson said “diversity of ideology and background is a core value of the transition.”

At least one person told Politico if Biden were to select a Republican for a Cabinet position it could cause distrust within the party.

“My primary concern is that he involves people in the Cabinet who push back against corporate power and support a massive economic stimulus and the broad provision of health care,” David Segal, the executive director of Demand Progress, a liberal advocacy group, told Politico. “Unfortunately, there are no prominent Republicans I know of who are on board with that agenda.”

Kasich was Ohio’s Governor prior to current Gov. Mike DeWine taking office. He spoke during this year’s Democratic National Convention.