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First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit Held In New Hampshire

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COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) –

Ohioans, Republicans and Gov. John Kasich supporters rallied behind him Tuesday. The Ohio governor became the 16th GOP candidate to announce his run for presidency.

“I am here to ask for your prayers and your support because I have decided to run for president of the United States,” Gov. Kasich announced to a cheering crowd of nearly 4,500.

Kasich has said much like he did with the state of Ohio, as president, he would continue to tackle the economy, unemployment, skyrocketing medicine costs, among other areas.

“Creating jobs is our highest moral purpose and we will get it done. When I am president I promise you we will balance the books [budget],” added Kasich. “I know what needs to be done. I have been there at all levels.”

The announcement was made around 11:35 a.m. at his alma mater, The Ohio State University, in the Student Union.

“I’m going to take what I’ve learned here in the Heartland and we are going to straighten out Washington, D.C.”

In closing, he sounded a theme borrowed from his former boss, Ronald Reagan, and the thousand points of light.

“The light of a city on a hill cannot be hidden. America is that city and you are that light. God bless you and God bless America.”

 

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