Appointment comes as the Kasich administration prepares its final 2-year budget proposal.
President departs today on the weeklong trip to speak to Greece, Germany, Peru.
An oil billionaire, a North Dakota lawmaker and a former Bush administration official on short list.
Pair named White House chief of staff and strategist, senior counselor.
Republicans' lock on control of state government is intact for two more years.
Former New Mexico governor has no regrets about presidential run.
Former Republican Party chair describes appointment as ’an honor’
Is saddened by his defeat after 24 years in office.
Says President-elect’s situation is unique, and it would be “unrealistic” to purge his children from his businesses.
Only 18 of state’s 83 counties applied for piece of $3 million in aid.