John Kasich

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But wait, there's more!

There may be 15 other names in the running for the GOP nomination, but Ohio Governor John Kasich has just announced that he too is running for president in the 2016 election.

During a rally earlier this morning at Ohio State University, the 63-year-old longtime politician spoke about his candidacy and what he hopes to accomplish if he reaches the White House.

"I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts because I have decided to run for president of the United States," he said in front of a packed crowd.

"The sun is rising, and the sun is going to rise to the zenith in America again. I promise you."

Kasich continued to explain his past experience, which includes working with former President Ronald Reagan, and shared how he feels he stands out in an already packed race.

"I have to humbly tell you that I believe I do have the skills, and I have the experience and the testing that shapes you and prepares you for the most important job in the world," he explained. "I am just a flawed man trying to honor God's blessing."

It goes without saying, that the 2016 election will be undoubtedly an uphill battle for Kasich, who announced his presidential bid just hours after the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that Donald Trump is currently leading the GOP primary race.

And considering his latest feud with John McCain—which seems to have no end in sight—it's surprising, to say the least, that the businessman turned reality star is topping the charts.

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