Ohio Gov. John Kasich has hired a pair of veteran Republican operatives ahead of a likely campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Fox News confirmed late Tuesday.
According to a senior Kasich adviser, John Weaver will be a senior strategist for the campaign, while Fred Davis will become the lead media consultant for the governor’s super PAC, New Day for America.
The hires were first reported by The Washington Post. Weaver and Davis both have experience with presidential campaigns. Weaver was a former top adviser to Sen. John McCain when the Arizona Republican ran in 2000 and 2008. Davis also worked for McCain in 2008, and both men worked for former Utah Gov. John Huntsman during the 2012 campaign.