Buying of the President

Published — July 21, 2015 Updated — May 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm ET

9 things to know about John Kasich

Ohio governor joins crowded GOP presidential field

Introduction

Update, 5:23 p.m., May 4, 2016: John Kasich suspended his presidential campaign.

Republican John Kasich has held many political titles, and he hopes that president of the United States will be his next.

Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, today will launch a presidential bid in what’s become a crowded GOP field.

Supporters tout his conservative credentials and executive experience in the Buckeye State — one of the most hotly contested swing states in recent presidential elections.

Here’s more about Kasich’s political and financial background:

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting, as well as the Cincinnati Enquirer, Center for Responsive Politics, Federal Election Commission, Kantar Media/CMAG, Wikipedia.

Image sources: Jim Cole/AP, Skip Peterson/AP, Jim Cole/AP

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