Kasich Heading To Vegas To Speak At High Powered GOP Event


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - unless you are a high profile politician facing growing speculation that you’re secretly planning to run for president.

This weekend Ohio Gov. John Kasich will head to Nevada to join other possible presidential hopefuls at a four-day Republican retreat hosted by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

According to an itinerary received by 10TV, the exclusive GOP gathering will hear from Kasich, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.  Each has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

Kasich will be a luncheon speaker at the event on Saturday.  He will also join former Vice President Dick Cheney at a private discussion and photo opportunity with VIPs.

Kasich's campaign spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp would not discuss details of the visit with 10TV, other than to confirm that the governor was participating.

His appearance at such a high powered event comes just two weeks after Kasich told 10TV, "I'm flattered that people are thinking that I should run for president, but I'm sorry, I'm just not interested in it."

The Republican Jewish Coalition is hosting the four day event at the Venetian Resort and Hotel.

Events over the four days include expensive luncheons, dinners, a poker tournament and golf outings.  There are also workshops that will be led by former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer.

Adelson almost single handedly funded Newt Gingrich's failed attempt for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.  He then raised campaign cash for eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney.