COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's delegation to the Republican National Convention has passed a unity resolution in support of Mitt Romney for president.
State GOP spokeswoman Izzy Santa says some two-thirds of the 66 delegates met Friday in Columbus.
She says they voted unanimously for the unity resolution and to elect Gov. John Kasich as their chairman for the Tampa convention that begins Aug. 27.
Romney eked out a win over Rick Santorum in Ohio's pivotal March 6 primary.
Ohio party chairman Bob Bennett says the state's delegates are committed to putting differences from the primary campaign behind them to help the former Massachusetts governor in the general election campaign to unseat President Barack Obama.
Ohio is likely to be a crucial state for Romney to carry.
The Associated Press