Room for More? GOP Race Gets 16th Candidate

John Kasich says he won't trash-talk anybody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 21, 2015 3:25 AM CDT
Updated Jul 21, 2015 6:41 AM CDT
Room for One More? GOP Race Gets 16th Candidate Today
Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with Joshua Bowman, right, and Joe Shean during a visit at RP Abrasives, July 13, 2015, in Rochester, NH.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Good news for Republican voters who aren't wild about Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, or Marco Rubio: John Kasich is running for president. The second-term governor of Ohio and former congressman is returning to the Ohio State University campus in Columbus where he became an aspiring politician to announce his 2016 bid for president.

Kasich is known for his unfiltered style and policies that are not always in line with his party. Moreover, he's been one of the few Republican contenders to resist going after the chief Democratic prospect, Hillary Clinton, or President Obama. He says if he has to trash people to win, count him out. Kasich is the 16th notable Republican to get into the race. He's hoping his 18 years in Congress, near-decade as a Lehman Brothers managing director, and two terms as a swing-state governor will help him stand out. (More John Kasich stories.)

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