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Kasich getting ‘more serious’ about ’16 bid

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is becoming increasingly interested in joining a crowded Republican presidential field in 2016, he said Sunday, although all options remain on the table.

{mosads}”I’m more and more serious or I wouldn’t be doing these things,” Kasich said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” referring to his recent travel to early voting states, including stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire this weekend.

Kasich, who won reelection last year by more than 30 points and maintains an approval rating in his state above 50 percent, touted his experience serving in the House between 1983-2001.

“I have more experience than anybody in the field,” Kasich insisted on NBC.

He also reflected Sunday on the ambitions of Wall Street bankers when asked about his financial experience.

“Wall Street is necessary because it helps move the financial operations of America forward. But I’ll tell you the problem with Wall Street: It’s too much about, ‘I gotta make money.’ There’s too much greed,” Kasich said.

Asked whether his former employer, Lehman Brothers, where he worked until its bankruptcy and collapse in 2008, was too greedy, Kasich suggested that “most of the bankers have to fight off the concept of greed.”

Still, he maintained that there was “nothing wrong” with trying to make money, but “if all you seek is money, without values, then you’re bankrupt.”

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