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Kinder, gentler Kasich

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Governor John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has softened his style.

The 61-year-old Republican has expressed positions on Medicaid, taxes and spending that rankle many conservatives.

His change in tone began after a bitter labor-backed campaign in 2011 that overturned restrictions on public employee unions that Kasich had signed into law.

Observers say the approach since then may be intended to position Kasich for re-election or a run for president.

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