- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’s planning to travel outside the state to lobby for a federal constitutional amendment to balance the national budget.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1vLVMwV ) reports the Republican, who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says his first trip will be to Phoenix Wednesday. He plans to call on Arizona lawmakers to pass a resolution backing the proposal.

It’s also possible he could visit Idaho on Friday in support of the amendment.

Ten more states must pass resolutions to force a national constitutional convention. Votes of 38 states then would be required to insert the measure into the U.S. Constitution.

Kasich’s travel and other expenses will be paid by the nonprofit Balanced Budget Forever.

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