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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.

Counting the Delegates: Amidst Campaign Drama, a Look at the Possible Convention Outcomes

Allegra Boverman
At the polls at Hollis-Brookline High School on Primary Day, Feb. 9, 2016.

In this tumultuous election, delegate math has a source of contention, with some calling the process rigged and many Americans scratching their heads about how much their votes matter.  And while the Indiana primary may have quelled some uncertainty for the GOP, questions remain. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, the delegate hunt continues.

  • Chris Galdieri, assistant professor of politics at Saint Anselm College, specializing in presidential politics.
  • Ben Kamisar, campaign reporter for the Hill.
  • Josh Putnam, lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia who runs FrontloadingHQ, a blog about the delegate system that tracks the presidential primary calendar.
Read more:

  • A Washington Post interview with Josh Putnam headlined 'Everything You Need to Know about Delegate Math in the Presidential Primary': The key to winning the presidential nomination isn’t winning Iowa, or New Hampshire, or certainly the news cycle. It is winning delegates. But how do primary and caucus outcomes translate into delegates? The answer has always been a bit mysterious.

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