Ohio Gov. Kasich is 16th notable entry into GOP race
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is returning to the campus where he became an aspiring politician to announce his 2016 bid for president.
The second-term Republican governor and former congressman launches his campaign Tuesday at Ohio State University.
Kasich is known for his unfiltered style and policies that are not always in line with his party.
Moreover, he's been one of the few Republican contenders to resist going after the chief Democratic prospect, Hillary Rodham Clinton, or President Barack Obama.
He says if he has to trash people to win, count him out.
Kasich is the 16th notable Republican to get into the race. He's hoping his 18 years in Congress, near-decade as a Lehman Brothers managing director and two terms as a swing-state governor will help him stand out.