- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will make a southern swing this week as he gets ready to a join the crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls.

Kasich is scheduled to do a couple of meet-and-greet stops in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina, on Wednesday. It will be his fifth visit in recent months to South Carolina, the first southern primary state in 2016.

He’s then scheduled Thursday to make his first venture into Tennessee, part of the March 1 “Super Tuesday” primary slate. Kasich will talk to the Williamson Chamber of Commerce in Franklin, and meet with reporters in Nashville later.

The second-term governor and former congressman has scheduled a July 21 announcement event at Ohio State University.


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