COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Signals have been pointing lately towards Ohio Governor John Kasich running for president next year.
Kasich hasn’t made any announcements yet, but sources close to his administration say he plans to form a non-profit committee to raise money to pay for travel and expenses in other states.
On Thursday word got out of a new campaign organization called, “New Day For America.”
E. Mark Braden, the former chief counsel to the Republican National Committee, filed papers with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to incorporate the organization. Those papers must be approved by the Internal Revenue Service, and then “New Day For America” can collect money from donors.
The group is likely to be a 527 committee, which people can make unlimited tax-free donations too.
Launching a non-profit committee doesn’t necessarily mean Kasich is going to run for President, but it is a strong indication that he is considering it, seeing that was something he also acknowledged while in Detroit earlier this week.
If Kasich officially announces a presidential bid, he will have to form a customary presidential fund-raising committee.
In the past few weeks Kasich made trips to New Hampshire, New York and Michigan. He will be back to speak again in New Hampshire today and tomorrow, and also South Carolina.