John Kasich to address Georgia House next week

FILE -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign stop at Finn?s Brick Oven in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Feb. 10, 2016. By his own account, Kasich, like Hillary Clinton, was paid an eye-popping amount of money for very little work for speechmaking. (Stephen B. Morton/The New York Times)
FILE -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign stop at Finn?s Brick Oven in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Feb. 10, 2016. By his own account, Kasich, like Hillary Clinton, was paid an eye-popping amount of money for very little work for speechmaking. (Stephen B. Morton/The New York Times)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday will address the Georgia House of Representatives, a person with knowledge of the appearance who was not authorized to speak on the record told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kasich would be the first presidential candidate this year to take advantage of Speaker David Ralston's policy that any candidate who comes is allowed to address the House. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in 2015 -- and was almost upstaged.

Of course, Kasich's planned appearance presumes he survives this weekend's South Carolina  Republican primary, where polls showing him running anywhere from third to fifth in that state's contest.

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