In his inaugural address on Jan. 10, Ohio Gov. Kasich said: "Get ready for an exciting time. Put on the seat belt because we're going." Kasich has to find ways to account for a projected $8 billion shortfall by mid-March. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Reince Priebus of Wisconsin was elected chairman of the National Republican Committee on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele faces a tough re-election battle. His four rivals have vowed to reverse the RNC's fundraising woes. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, shown in May, is trying to reach out to Latinos with a new website and a forum this week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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