Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone found himself without a candidate to support earlier this week when Chris Christie dropped out of the presidential race.
But now he’s found one.
Langone is known for being a moderate, and has never made social issues the central factor of his political support, which would seem to make Kasich a fit.
It’s a blow to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who along with Kasich has been running to take control of the so-called establishment lane in the GOP primary.
Langone did not seem enthused about Bush during an interview with Wall Street Week last year — at least definitely not compared to Christie.
“Three weeks ago he talked about entitlements … the third rail of politics. Now Jeb Bush is talking about entitlements.”
Back in October, Langone told CNBC that Donald Trump had the “flexibility and the capacity” to be a great president. But in the end, he didn’t go that way.
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