Don GonyeaDon Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.
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.
Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia (left), expected to be the next House majority leader, and Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the speaker-in-waiting, talk Wednesday about the midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington.