Fifteen major presidential candidates remain in the Republican field, including some who have never held public office, ran for an election or had much involvement in GOP politics. But it's Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has decades of experience holding elective office as a Republican, that admitted his reservations about running for president.
Kasich shared his reluctance to launch his campaign at a town hall of New Hampshire voters on Tuesday.
"I didn't really think I would [run for president]," Kasich said. "Because I was kind of taking care of business in Ohio and it was really a mess."
While Kasich said he did not think he would run for president this cycle, he may have found comfort knowing that he had already done so in 1999 and a super PAC supporting his candidacy began running ads in the Granite State before he formally announced his campaign launch.