Kasich gets some love from Mississippi

The big Mississippi endorsements could give Kasich a badly needed Deep South boost. He was also recently endorsed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

“I’ve known him since 1998,” Harper, the first of Mississippi’s congressional delegation to endorse a presidential candidate, said Wednesday. “He has firsthand experience in getting our national debt under control … He’s maybe not as conservative as I am on some issues, but I believe he has the experience and leadership we need, and he comes from a state we have to have to win the presidency. I also like that he has a blue-collar background – his daddy was a mailman.”

Taggart will serve as Kasich’s Mississippi campaign chairman.