COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Shortly after Ohio Governor John Kasich officially announced Tuesday that he is running for President, he sat down with FOX News' Sean Hannity.
Governor Kasich told Hannity:
"The country needs to be united again. We need to lift people. It's one of the things I've always kind of done, but done more explicitly here in this state. Of course, we need economic growth. Without economic growth, you've got nothing, but once you have it, it's not an end unto itself; it's a means to an end. So, I think in Ohio there have been two things that have allowed me to be successful. First - I mean, a great team, that goes without saying - but economic growth, and the sense that everybody's included. I mean, no matter who you are, if you're poor, if you're disabled, if you're drug-addicted, we want everyone to rise. And Sean, that's where this country needs to go."
Governor Kasich's full interview will air tonight on 'Hannity.' The first debate of the presidential season is right here in Cleveland on Aug. 6.