Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address Feb. 24 at the Performing Arts Center in Medina, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption toggle caption Tony Dejak/AP It's All Politics In Ohio, Gov. Kasich Rises From Forsaken to Favorite March 26, 2014 At one time, John Kasich was the nation's least popular governor. Now, with the state economy improving, his challenger is struggling to convince voters to turn him out.