Jonathan AllenProfessor:Presidential Politics
Jonathan Allen is Bloomberg's Washington bureau chief. He won Dirksen and Hume awards for his coverage of Congress, co-authored a New York Times-bestselling book about Hillary Clinton, and learned how to juggle in the bullpen.
The Ohio governor says he knows what it takes to win in a swing state.
By jumping in first, he will try to steer attention, money, and social conservatives' support his way to take the anti-establishment lead.
His flirtation with the issue could create an opportunity for competitors.
Several other potential contenders have yet to make their intentions clear.
The funding standoff is Mitch McConnell's first big test as majority leader.
A source familiar with the senator's plans says he could declare himself a candidate in early April.