Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich to announce presidential plans July 21 at Ohio State University

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will formally launch his bid for president July 21 at Ohio State University, sources close to the Republican said Sunday.

Kasich, 63, has been laying groundwork for a national campaign for months, following his landslide re-election victory last November.

His travels, paid for by his allies at the nonprofit political group New Day for America, have taken him to early primary states such as New Hampshire and South Carolina. Last week he made his first foray into Iowa, the first caucus state. And he recently tapped two experienced GOP operatives -- strategist John Weaver and ad man Fred Davis -- to help chart his course as a White House hopeful.

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