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Kasich asks charter boat captains to promote Lake Erie during RNC in Cleveland

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After Ohio Governor John Kasich returned to shore in Port Clinton on Wednesday from his fishing trip on a Lake Erie charter boat, he made remarks about promoting the state's $11 billion tourism industry during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016.

"I don't know if you happened to hear the news," says Kasich. "It's not about LeBron. It's something that's fantastic. And that is, Cleveland has won the Republican National Convention which is great news. I've got an idea. If they're going to be here in June, why don't we get the charter boat captains and whoever else you can call in to service and let's have a program to take some of those delegates from Cleveland and get them up on the lake because people are coming from 50 states."

Kasich was in Port Clinton on Wednesday to sign a multi-state mutual aid agreement aimed at keeping invasive species, such as asian carp and zebra mussel, out of the Great Lakes.

It capped off the 35th annual Fish Ohio Day. it's a day the governor goes out to enjoy Lake Erie and talk about how vital the body of water is to the state's economy.

According to the state, Ohio's $800 million dollar a year Lake Erie fisheries support 7,000 jobs.

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