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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8eee0001John Kasich is Governor of Ohio. He declared his candidacy on July 21, 2015.Voters elected Kasich, a Republican, to the governor's office in 2010 and again in 2014. His political career also includes a stint in the Ohio state Senate and 18 years in Congress.In Washington, Kasich spent six years as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he is credited with helping craft the 1997 balanced budget deal between President Bill Clinton and then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich.After leaving Congress in 2001, Kasich spent nearly a decade in the private sector, including working as a host on the Fox News Channel and at Lehman Brothers investment firm. As governor, Kasich has pursued some policies that set him apart within the Republican presidential field, including support for the Common Core State Standards and the authorization of expanded Medicaid through Obamacare.

Kasich Says He Makes Mistakes But Can Bring People Together

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Republican John Kasich appears to be picking up steam in NH. The Ohio governor is climbing in the presidential polls,  and drawing growing crowds. At the Derry VFW hall  Wednesday, Kasich told his audience leadership is hard, and requires help from voters.

“We just have to get our public officials to have the courage to do what they have to do, but that means you have to give them a break too, because if you are yelling at them about your issue and I’m going to defeat you if you don’t vote my way. Well, you just have to take risks in politics.”

Kasich faced questions on immigration and education. He says the US needs to secure its border and cut funding to so-called sanctuary cities, but also allow people here illegally to stay if they are not breaking other laws.  On education, Kasich defended the common core education standards.