Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#16: John Kasich launches presidential campaign

This morning, Ohio Governor John Kasich launched his presidential campaign, becoming the 16th major Republican candidate to announce.

Here's his announcement speech:

An interesting point about Kasich is that he is angling for the centrist/moderate wing of the party, much like Jon Huntsman did in 2012 (Kasich hired most of Huntsman's former campaign team), and John McCain did in 2000. Another similar tie between those three is that like Huntsman and McCain, Kasich is making New Hampshire his "do-or-die" state.

Kasich joins 15 other Republicans running for President (links go to the candidate's official website): Jeb BushBen Carson, Chris ChristieTed CruzCarly FiorinaLindsey GrahamMike HuckabeeBobby JindalGeorge PatakiRand PaulRick PerryMarco RubioRick SantorumDonald Trump, and Scott Walker .


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