Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is urging West Virginia lawmakers to call for a constitutional convention to pass a federal balanced budget amendment.
At the Charleston statehouse Thursday, the potential 2016 presidential hopeful touted the movement.
Thirty-four states would need to pass resolutions to hold the convention.
To approve an amendment, 38 states would need to ratify it.
Opponents warn a convention could result in unrestrained attempts to change the Constitution.