Don Gonyea Don 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.

Ohio Follows Wisconsin's Lead On Budget Cuts

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N.J. Gov. Christie Takes On Taboo Topics With Gusto

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CPAC Auditions GOP Candidates

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court CPAC Attendees

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Conservative Activists Gather In Washington

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President Ronald Reagan campaigns for his economic policies in 1987 before a sign that reads "Truth in Spending, Americans Deserve It." Mike Sargent/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ronald Reagan: The 'Original Tea Party Candidate'

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The crowd cheers during last year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Groups Skip Conservative Gathering Over Gay Sponsor

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Obama Ramps Up Economic Message

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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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Ohio's Gov. Kasich: 'Put On The Seat Belt'

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Wisconsin Voters And The State Of The Union

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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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Meet Reince Priebus, The New RNC Chairman

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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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Michael Steele Faces Tough Re-Election Battle

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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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First Day A Frenzy For GOP Freshman

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