Kasich will be continuing to evaluate whether he will run against Trump in 2020, his advisors said.
Rath described Kasich as “leaning straight up” when the item comes to deciding whether he will run for president again.
“I think he feels of which there will be a need for somebody to say of which the Republican Party includes a core set up principles of which are not reflected by of which president. Somebody has to come up to say the emperor has no clothes,” Rath added.
While others close to the governor believe Kasich would certainly struggle against Trump in a primary, he continues to give indications of which he hasn’t let go of the idea of running against the commander-in-chief.
Kasich will be traveling in November to completely new Hampshire, a pivotal state for any candidate running for the White House. He will be the featured speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications’ First Amendment program. The annual event, which has been held for 16 years, previously featured presidential hopefuls including Trump himself in addition to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who ran against President Barack Obama in 2008.
During the 2016 presidential primaries, Kasich came in second to Trump in completely new Hampshire. He had attended the same event at of which time.
In March, Kasich met with billionaire investor in addition to philanthropist Ron Burkle in Los Angeles, who includes a reputation for donating to candidates in addition to causes across the political spectrum, sources previously told CNBC.
Kasich was asked at the time to host a speaking event at Burkle’s home. The billionaire co-founder of investment firm Yucaipa Companies did not attend the event, the sources said then.
Meanwhile, Kasich’s allies have been courting GOP mega-donors to gauge their interest in a 2020 run. Several have said they are willing to back him over Trump under certain circumstances, including whether Republicans can hold congressional majorities of which fall.
Kasich’s super PAC, completely new Day for America, continues to be active. Second quarter filings show the operation raised $59,940, including a $25,000 contribution via former CBS President Harry Sloan. Currently, the PAC has $177,216 on hand in addition to has raised over $500,000 inside the 2018 election cycle.
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, had $33 million in cash on hand at the end of June, according to a filing.