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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich walks to the stage to speak Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the New Hampshire Republican Party summit in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush participate during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush take the stage before the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich listens during a tour of at the Macomb-Oakland University Incubator at the Velocity Center, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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John Kasich has made his record of balancing the federal budgets when he was a congressman and of balancing the budget in Ohio the cornerstone of his campaign. He has promised to do it again if elected president and to do it in eight years. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, listens as he gets the endorsement of former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, meets with students at the 2016 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Mackinac Island, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidates (from left) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Chris Christie take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during an education summit, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to a packed crowd during a campaign stop at the VFW in Derry, N.H., in this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich received enthusiastic applause at the Republican presidential debate Thursday when he said he would prefer traditional marriage but added that love and compassion compel an open attitude. (Associated Press)

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Presidential candidates (from left) Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the Republican presidential debate. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidates (from left) Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 3, 2015. (Associated Press)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich announces he is running for the 2016 Republican party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign before a crowd of 2,000 at an event marking the entry of a strong-willed and sometimes abrasive governor in a nomination race now with 16 notable Republicans. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center right, stands with his wife Karen, and daughters Reese, right, and Emma, after announcing his running for the 2016 Republican party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich, a two-term governor and former congressman, has little name recognition in the crowded GOP field, but he is already airing television ads in New Hampshire where he is heading immediately after making his run official. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is set to enter the race for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination Tuesday, making him the 16th officially declared candidate from the GOP. Mr. Kasich will then travel on to New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. (Associated Press)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to area business leaders following a luncheon on June 4, 2015, in Portsmouth, N.H. Kasich is considering a run for the Republican nomination for president. (Associated Press)