Republican John Kasich is a brash, hard-charging and ambitious politico who once again set his sights on winning the most powerful political office in the world.
Here's what you need to know about Kasich.
- He's from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh
- 1970 - attended Ohio State University
- 1975 - worked as researcher for Ohio Legislative Service Commission and married Mary Griffith.
- 1978 - ran for Ohio Senate, won, beating the incumbent, and was, at the time, was the youngest Ohioan elected to the state senate. He was 26.
- 1980 - Kasich and Griffith divorced
- 1982 - ran for Congress, beating the incumbent. He stayed in the office for 18 years.
- 1997 - married Karen Kasich.
- 1999 - ran for President, but ended campaign five months after his candidacy announcement.
- 2000 - twin daughters, Emma and Reese, were born.
- Decided against running for re-election to the House of Representatives after 18 years in office.
- Went to work for Lehman Brothers, wrote books, hosted a FoxNews talk show
- 2002 - 2009 - served as OSU presidential fellow, giving lectures and serving as a panelist at forums.
- 2009 - ran for and won Ohio governor's race, beating incumbent Ted Strickland by 77,127 votes in the most expensive governor's race in state history.
- 2014 - ran and won re-election, beating his opponent 64-33 percent.
- July 21, 2015 - announced candidacy for president.
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