CNN Hires Republican Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Axios reports:

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining CNN as a contributor, serving as an analyst across the network, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker told his team Tuesday morning.

The 66-year-old Kasich, a former U.S. House member, has been one of cable news’ most in-demand Republican voices as the party’s only likely primary challenger to President Trump.

John Weaver, a longtime Kasich adviser, told Axios: “The governor has strong insights to help guide conversations in our country in a positive direction and this new partnership with CNN gives him a great platform to do so.”