Prior to Trump’s speech in Pittsburgh on Thursday, a panel with political representation from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia spoke on shale, Tri-State collaboration.
The panel included West Virginia Senate President and gubernatorial candidate, Bill Cole, as-well-as Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor.
Taylor says, unlike Governor John Kasich, who has been very critical and says it is unlikely he will vote for Trump, she will be supporting the GOP nominee.
“I respect our Governor’s position and I respect the fact that he has the right to make his own personal decisions about how he’ll vote in November,” Lt. Gov. Taylor said. “I think that as individual citizens, that we all have the right to make our own personal decisions about that.”
Taylor says she has not spoken to the Trump campaign about stumping for him in Ohio, but says she is open to a discussion if it seems appropriate for her to do so.