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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.

In Closing: Christie, Kasich, and Bush Promise to 'Shine,' 'Get Dirty,' and Unite

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Rubio at a campaign appearance at the Barley House in Concord Monday

Would-be Presidents are making their final pitches to New Hampshire voters in advance of tomorrow's presidential primary. GOP candidates are crisscrossing the state in the final push.

Governor Chris Christie told voters in Hampstead to recall the final presidential debate as they decide who to vote for.

"And when the lights get really bright, and you are getting tested. You either shine or you melt. When you are sitting in the oval office we do not want a president who will melt."

Ten minutes up the road in Windham, Ohio Governor John Kasich assured a questioner that he has he mettle needed "get dirty" if necessary.

"I'm a nice guy but I'm going to tell you something you don't want to me with me. I'm a likeable guy and a positive guy but don't get in my face.

Marco Rubio, meanwhile, used a stop in Concord to stress his electability.

"No one can bring this party together quickly or stronger than I can. Nobody left in this race for sure."

Candidates will continue courting voters until the polls close tomorrow night.

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