Ohio Gov. Kasich taking trip to South Carolina’s Upstate

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, center, is greeted after speaking at a Politics and Eggs Breakfast with state political activist and area business leaders hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College on March 24 in Manchester, N.H. Kasich is appearing in the Upstate of South Carolina Friday.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is making a trip to South Carolina this week.

On Friday, the Republican governor is making a stop at the Upstate Chamber Coalition Luncheon in Spartanburg. Later in the day, he’s scheduled to tour Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville before attending a barbecue holding by the Spartanburg GOP.

On Saturday, Kasich is planning to attend the Greenville GOP County Convention before visiting New Hampshire this weekend.

Earlier this week, Kasich’s supporters incorporated an Ohio nonprofit in preparation for forming a federal fundraising committee, positioning to raise money for the potential 2016 presidential bid he says he’s “seriously considering.” The nonprofit’s name, New Day for America, is a spinoff of Kasich’s re-election campaign slogan.

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Kasich is a former U.S. House budget chairman.