Guess who? GOP governor running for president to visit Maine

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is among more than a dozen Republicans considering a run for president in 2016, is scheduled for a visit to Maine later this month, according to Bloomberg and a report by the Columbus Dispatch.

Kasich, who was a presidential contender, briefly in the 2000 election, is in the midst of a national tour to seek support for a federal balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He’ll come to Maine on March 26.

The amendment has been tried many times before and currently, 26 of the required 34 states have enacted resolutions supporting it. The next step would be for at least 38 state legislatures to ratify the amendment.

Kasich and others who want to put in law that Congress must balance its budget annually are targeting 12 states that are under Republican control. Two states with split party control, Kentucky and Maine, are also being targeted. U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, on Tuesday pledged his support for the amendment.

The details of Kasich’s visit were not available Tuesday evening. Stay tuned.

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.