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
|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)|
|Scott Walker||(Governor, Wisconsin)|