Governor Kasich getting ‘more serious’ about presidential bid

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Governor John Kasich  says he’s getting “more and more serious” about possibly jumping into the 2016 presidential race.

Second-term Gov. Kasich  just made visits to the key Republican primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina. And he says he has a heavy schedule ahead.

But he stopped short of announcing his plans Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Kasich says all his options are still on the table.

The former congressman cited his experience, saying he has more than anyone in the field. He says he has taken Ohio out of “a total mess” and can talk about what he has already done, not just what he wants to do.

Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper says Kasich’s “Ohio story” doesn’t ring true back home.