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Kasich Begins Second Term with Midnight Inauguration

At midnight Gov. John Kasich renewed his pledge as Ohio’s top executive with his cabinet and a bevy of supporters looking on. Kasich kept his comments brief - he plans a much bigger ceremonial inauguration later in the day. But Kasich, who’s a possible presidential candidate—repeated his call for Ohio to be a state where people unite—to take care of each other. Kasich: “If we can do that—we can begin to renew not just our state but again renew the spirit of our country. I can’t think of a more important mission for the Buckeye State—the great middle of America—really the heart of it all—the new Ohio.” Kasich goes into his second term after soundly defeating his Democratic opponent—Ed FitzGerald—in November.