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John Kasich      

Former Governor of Ohio

Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a politician, a New York Times best-selling author, a former FOX television host, and ultimately an American citizen who believes that unity is the answer to our most common problems.

As Governor, Kasich closed an $8 billion budget shortfall without a tax increase, reduced taxes by $5 billion and outpaced the nation’s job growth with 557,600 new jobs in the Buckeye State. Under his tenure, Ohio budget reserves grew from 89 cents to $2.7 billion. The Governor was a leading voice in promoting bipartisan solutions to health care reform, immigration and international trade. He has been one of the few Republicans to advocate for Medicaid’s expansion.

Kasich has had a storied career in both the public and private sectors. He served as a member of Congress from central Ohio for 18 years. He was elected to the U.S. House at just 30 years old, after having become the youngest state senator in Ohio history. He went on to become the chairman of the House Budget Committee and balanced the Federal Budget four times. After leaving Congress in 2000, Kasich worked as a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, where he helped companies secure the resources they needed to succeed and create jobs.

He hosted "Heroes and Heartland with John Kasich" from 2001 to 2007. In January of 2019, Kasich made his debut as a Senior Political Commentator for CNN.

Kasich is the author of four New York Times best-sellers: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul; Every Other Monday; and most recently Two Paths: America Divided or United, which reflects on 2016 run as Republican Primary Presidential candidate and his hopes for America’s future.

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John Kasich's Pep Talk for America | TIME

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is sounding more like a self-help guru than presidential candidate, preaching optimism on the campaign trail.

Election 2016: What does John Kasich stand for? - CBS News

Ohio Gov. John Kasich gives his speech announcing his 2016 presidential bid at the Ohio Student Union, at The Ohio State University on July 21, 2015 in ...

John Kasich, Bernie Sanders win vote in New Hampshire's Dixville ...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is ...

Planned Parenthood: ‘Kasich is terrible for women’s health’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been touted as the moderate alternative to more conservative and firebrand Republican presidential candidates, but Planned Parenthood begs to differ.

John Kasich's Education Record Heavy on State Policy

With the field of Republican presidential candidates narrowed from a high of 17 last year to three this month, only one remains who has both an extensive K-12 track record and a record that reflects many state policy prescriptions popular among GOP leaders in recent years: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

For John Kasich, a Difficult Choice at the End of the Road - NBC News

After warning his party not to pick Donald Trump, John Kasich has a difficult choice to make about whether to support the GOP nominee.

How Mean Old John Kasich Became Mr. Nice - POLITICO Magazine

This is the same John Kasich who, over the course of his 30-plus-year political career in Ohio and Washington, has been called some extraordinary things for a  ...

Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrives with his wife, Karen, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Cleveland during the second ...

John Kasich meets with Obama to discuss TPP - CNNPolitics.com

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he feels it's his "responsibility and duty as a leader" - - no matter the political cost -- to help President Barack Obama shepherd the ...

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