Ohio State coach Meyer endorses Kasich: ‘Win this darn thing’

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File photo of Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich by Brian Snyder/Reuters

File photo of Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich by Brian Snyder/Reuters

WASHINGTON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has landed the high-profile endorsement of Ohio State’s head football coach ahead of the state’s critical presidential primary.

In a video released Thursday, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer calls Kasich a friend and says he’s “a true supporter” of what Kasich stands for. Meyer urges the governor to “go win this darn thing.”

The remarks come days after Republican front runner Donald Trump praised Meyer at a political rally in Columbus. The billionaire businessman said he wasn’t sure if Meyer endorsed him but he had said “such nice things.”

Kasich has been lining up high-profile endorsements, including movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, headed into his home state primary.

The winner-take-all contest, worth 66 delegates, is a must-win for the governor and former congressman.

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