Ohio Gov. Kasich Joins Presidential Race

FILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich  says he has experience with the federal budget, national security and running a state, and that will make him unique in the Republican presidential field.

Kasich today is formally joining 15 other Republicans running for the party’s presidential nomination.

Kasich ran for president once before, briefly seeking the 2000 nomination after helping seal a federal balanced budget deal as House Budget chairman in 1997.

Kasich is known for his unfiltered style and policies that are not always in line with his party.

He’s been one of the few Republican contenders to resist going after the chief Democratic prospect, Hillary Rodham Clinton, or President Barack Obama.

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