Ohio Political Reaction To LeBron All Postive

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UPDATED: Friday July 11, 2014 4:28 PM

Ohio politicians were quick to capitalize on the NBA's LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavs.

"What a great week for Cleveland, and it looks like Ohioans created another job. @LebronJames #RNC2CLE #253001newjobs," tweeted governor John Kasich, although the twitter handle he used for James was actually a parody Twitter account in Miami.

"@KingJames to be back #IntheCle" tweeted senator Sherrod Brown.

"Welcome home to NEO @KingJames! Big week for #CLE!" tweeted senator Rob Portman.

"The King Returns! #WelcomeHomeLeBron" tweeted Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and Cuyahoga County Executive, Ed FitzGerald.

"Welcome back LeBron, we really need you! Let's put the art back up and win a championship" tweeted former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

Strickland had appeared in a music video in 2010 called "Don't Go LeBron" - a parody to the tune of We Are The World.

Democrats used LeBron in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign after then candidate Kasich said he did not care whether LeBron stayed or left the Cavs.

Now that LeBron has returned to the Cavs, there is concern that the start date for the planned Republican National Convention in June 2016 will be pushed back due to the NBA playoffs.

"All options remain open for a Convention date, still early in negotiation process. LeBron clearly shows #Cleveland is a city on the rise" tweeted Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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