Ex-governor, Trump critic John Kasich lands talent agent

January 14, 2019
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018, then Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at The City Club of Cleveland, in Cleveland. Kasich, now Ohio’s ex-governor, has landed himself a talent agent as the potential 2020 presidential candidates contemplates his future. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has a talent agent.

United Talent Agency announced its new client Monday, as Kasich was succeeded as Ohio governor by Republican Mike DeWine.

Kasich said in a release that he’s excited to keep his voice active “across the world” and to share his experiences and observations “to help improve the lives of others.”

The 66-year-old Kasich is weighing a third run for president in 2020 against Republican Donald Trump, whom he often criticizes. Kasich says he would prefer to run as a Republican but could also run as an independent.

United Talent says its role as his agent will be to “help Kasich navigate the next phase of his career in civic engagement, by continuing to inspire audiences to lead purpose-driven lives of service.”

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