It is unclear if Kasich will try to challenge Trump in the primary, but he is positioning himself to get more recognizable as 2020 approaches.
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 big picture: 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."