Kasich prepares SOS address, talks presidential bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) — Two-term Ohio Governor John Kasich has been considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

He spent some time last week in South Carolina, an early primary state.Officially, he’s calling for a balanced budget amendment, a project he’s been working on for years.

However, he is also tiptoeing around the possibility a bid for the White House.

“I’m not saying I won’t, I’m not saying I will. I’m leaving my options out there and we’ll just see how things develop,” said Kasich.

Other possible Republican contenders have been establishing contacts in South Carolina recently including Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Before he makes a decision about national office, though, Governor Kasich has state business to take care of; specifically, the annual State of the State address.

This year, the governor is speaking in the southwest town of Wilmington. The small community was hit hard by the recession of 2008.

WKBN.com will have a news crew covering the event in-depth and will bring you the latest both on air and online.

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