Ohio Gov. John Kasich is plotting his third run for president, a year after he outlasted a crowded Republican field of contenders challenging Donald Trump for the nomination, New York magazine reported.
Kasich, who’s term in Ohio ends in 2018, has kept a skeletal campaign staff from last year’s race and they’re helping him decide whether he should pursue a primary run as a Republican or as an Independent in the general election in 2020, the magazine said.
He denied he’s “plotting” a run, saying “that’s just not where my head is right now” during an interview Sunday on “Fox News Sunday.”
But he told the magazine the Republican Party needs to update its platform.
“I think we need to be pro-environment,” he told New York for this week’s edition. “I think we need to completely redo education. … Look, I loved Ronald Reagan. I met Ronald Reagan. But Reagan was then. Now we gotta move on.”