May 27, 2015
Ohio Governor John Kasich is moving rapidly to assemble a team and the financial resources needed to launch a 2016 presidential campaign, the Washington Post reports. He is expected to join the race after June 30.
Kasich will join a crowded Republican field that will gain its 7th candidate today, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. That number may grow to 10 in the next week.
2016 Republican Field: Running or Actively Considering
||(U.S. Senator, Texas)
||(Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard)
||(Former Governor, Arkansas)
||(U.S. Senator, Kentucky)
||(U.S. Senator, Florida)
||(Former U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania)
Pending Decision (Date of Announcement)
All are expected to run
||(Former Governor, New York)
||(U.S. Senator, South Carolina)
||(Former Governor, Texas)
No Announcement Date Set
Bush & Walker all but certain to run; at or near the top of
many early polls.
||(Former Governor, Florida)
||(Governor, New Jersey)