- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A once-homeless Ohio man who’s making a longshot bid for president after his smooth radio voice made him an Internet sensation was on site to watch another Ohioan, Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik), announce his bid for the White House.

Ted Williams was propelled into the spotlight in 2011 after he appeared in a video by The Columbus Dispatch panhandling on a highway ramp with a sign advertising his golden voice. The video’s millions of views led to national television appearances and earned Williams numerous voice-over jobs.

Williams announced his plan to run last month. He was at Kasich’s announcement at Ohio State University on Tuesday.

Williams says he plans to focus on fair housing, veterans’ issues, jobs and improving schools. He’s been appearing at corporate events and public speaking engagements.

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