Kasich Seems Likely to Run for President

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

Announced

Ben Carson (Former neurosurgeon)
Ted Cruz (U.S. Senator, Texas)
Carly Fiorina (Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard)
Mike Huckabee (Former Governor, Arkansas)
Rand Paul (U.S. Senator, Kentucky)
Marco Rubio (U.S. Senator, Florida)
Rick Santorum (Former U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania)

Pending Decision (Date of Announcement)

All are expected to run

George Pataki May 28 (Former Governor, New York)
Lindsey Graham June 1 (U.S. Senator, South Carolina)
Rick Perry June 4 (Former Governor, Texas)

No Announcement Date Set

Bush & Walker all but certain to run; at or near the top of

many early polls

Jeb Bush (Former Governor, Florida)
Chris Christie (Governor, New Jersey)
Bobby Jindal (Governor, Louisiana
John Kasich (Governor, Ohio)
Donald Trump (Businessman)
Scott Walker (Governor, Wisconsin)

 

 

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