Ohio Governor John Kasich is the latest entry into the 2016 republican presidential race. The outspoken swing-state Governor declared his candidacy Tuesday at Ohio State University. He told a crowd of 2,000 â€œthe sun is going to rise to the zenith in America again.â€ Heâ€™s the 16th notable republican to join the bustling contest for the nomination. Kasich says the despite all the competitors, heâ€™s the only one with experience in three broad areas of political leadership â€“ the federal budget, national security and state government. He served previously in the House, where he became an architect of a balanced budget deal in 1977. Heâ€™s 63. Kasich embraces conservative ideals but bucks his party on occasion and disdains the republican sport of bashing democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.