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Kasich, Hickenlooper reportedly mulling a bipartisan 2020 challenge to Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) could challenge President Trump in 2020 on a bipartisan ticket with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), people familiar with the plans told Axios.

Kasich, who ran unsuccessfully in the 2016 Republican primary, would likely be at the top of the ticket, and the two Johns would focus their campaign on immigration and job creation in the face of automation. While one strategist told Axios that "no Dem wants Kasich anywhere near our ticket," another operative said "our political system is completely broken. Something big and historic needs to happen to break the logjam. I'm a big Dem but I'm for anything that ... does away with this hyper-partisanship on both sides that is paralyzing our government."

Read the full scoop at Axios.