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Jonathan Swan Feb 11, 2017
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Kasich's look to 2020

Tony Dejak / AP

John Kasich says he's not running for president. His allies, however, are building vehicles that could easily shift into a primary campaign against President Trump for the 2020 election.

Using the word "patient" to describe the Ohio Governor, a friend of Kasich's said the constellation of groups being set up and maintained on Kasich's behalf are the types of entities that "are often the backbone or foundation for presidential campaigns."

He added: "No one could predict the last two years. So who's going to predict the next two years?"