John Kasich (Withdrew) quotes, statements and views
Elected as governor of Ohio in 2010, John Kasich announced his Republican candidacy for the White House in July 2015. Born in 1952 in Pennsylvania, John Kasich served nine terms representing Ohios’s 12th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1983 and 2001.
A successful businessman, author and political commentator, John Kasich has served on the board of directors of several U.S. Corporations. Employed from 2001 until 2008, as a managing director at Lehman Brothers, Kasich for much of the same time also hosted his own Fox News Channel news and talk show, Heartland with John Kasich.
During his 1983 - 2001 political career, John Kasich sat for substantial lengths of time on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, as well as chaired the House Budget Committee. In the meantime, Kasich marked his time in the U.S. House of Representatives by consistently seeking to close corporate tax avoidance loopholes, whilst also taking aim at both Democrat and Republican fiscal programs.
As testament to John Kasich’s fiscally conservative ideals, Kasich himself achieved national acclaim in 1997, when he was recognized as the chief architect of the then Balanced Budget Act. Effectively balancing the U.S. federal budget for the first time since 1969, the Balanced Budget Act reduced federal spending between 1998 and 2002 by $160 billion.
Voting to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1999, John Kasich later announced his own running for the Republican nomination for the presidency. However, after initially very poor fundraising success, Kasich chose to withdraw from the race and instead support fellow Republican candidate George W. Bush.
Elected as Governor of Ohio in 2010, John Kaisch was re-elected in 2014. However, whilst originally elected in 2010 with strong Tea Party support, Kaisch lost this support in the run up to re-election, after accepting expansion of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act to also cover Medicaid.
Pro-life, John Kaisch has enacted a number of policy measures during his time as Governor of Ohio, targeted specifically at protecting the rights of unborn children. Kaisch has also been vocal in regard to finding ways to improve policing standards, balance the federal budget and seek a way to provide a pathway to legitimate U.S. citizenship for undocumented and illegal immigrants.