An unknown name to many, John Kasich dreams big

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John Kasich
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 28: Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

Not many have heard of John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio. Although he announced his run for the White House in July, according to a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University he’s the least-recognized presidential candidate of the 11 mentioned. But this isn’t stopping him to support redistricting reform, says The Washington Post.

John Kasich is not one of the favorites to win the GOP nomination for the Presidential race. Fifty-seven percent of all voters hadn’t heard enough about him to have an opinion, confirms the poll from Quinnipiac University, explained by the same source.

It really doesn’t matter that he doesn’t have any chances

John Kasich is trailing well behind front-runners such as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, as well as candidates that are really struggling, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. But that didn’t stop him to attack Donald Trump everytime he had the chance. He even created a fake Trump-Putin 2016 campaign website, says The Washington Post.

If the Presidential campaign didn’t work out so well for him, John Kasich is trying a new way to stay up in front, by advocating for reforms to how partisan congressional districts in his state are drawn, confirms the same source.

Kasich wants less safe seats

“I support redistricting reform dramatically. We carve these safe districts, and then when you’re in a safe district, you have to watch your extremes, and you keep moving to the extremes.”, said Kasich to the Columbus Dispatch.

Kasich’s idea is to reduce the number of safe seats, thereby making more of the seats contestable in a general election, says The Washington Post. The result of creating a House seat that’s safe for Republicans? More extreme candidates would benefit, if they succeed in attracting the public. With this kind of desires, we can see why center-loving Republican John Kasich is in ninth-position.