A day after saying he’s closer to a decision whether to run for president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has created a committee that lets him raise money to promote a potential campaign.
A New Day for America 527 committee and website were launched Monday. A 527 committee lets a prospective candidate raise and spend unlimited cash to promote policy, but the money can’t be used explicitly for a political campaign, or shifted to a presidential run.
The new documents include names of the New Day for America directors. The list includes former Ohio Speaker of the House and Kasich appointee Jo Ann Davidson, Bruce Soll who is Counselor and Vice Chairman International for Columbus based L Brands, and former U.S. Senator John Sununu.
Among the 2016 Republican hopefuls, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken a similar step in preparing for a presidential campaign.
On Sunday, Kasich said he was getting “more and more serious” about jumping into the Republican race.
Kasich recently visited New Hampshire and South Carolina and says he’s got a “heavy schedule” ahead.
On NBC’s Meet the Press, Kasich said, “I’m trying to determine if this is what the Lord wants. I’m not going to figure that out laying in bed, hoping lightning strikes. So, I am out there. One foot in front of the other traveling aggressively. We will see what happens.”
And in another video released for for NewDayforAmerica.com, Kasich said, ” I am going to start getting around the country more, meeting and talking to more people, and see if by coming together we can put into motion solutions that will get this great idea called America working the right way again.”