“It’s nearly here — 2017 is on its way! This past year has been an interesting and somewhat exciting one in the political sphere. Thanks to all of your support, prayers and donations, I won re-election overwhelming in November. Going into this next term, I will have a special announcement coming in the mid- to late-winter.”

— State Rep. Andrew O. Brenner, fundraising email, Dec. 29, 2016

“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

— Tweet at 8:17 a.m. – 31 Dec 2016 from Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

“As we begin the new Congress, I would like to first thank the people of Ohio’s 12th District for this opportunity to serve them. We have a lot of work to do and busy days ahead to advance our priorities to repeal and replace Obamacare, fix our broken tax code and empower our communities to grow and thrive. As the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, I’m focused on ideas and solutions to promote opportunity, drive robust economic growth and put patients, not the government, at the center of our health care system. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to deliver results that people can count on. Let’s get to work.”

— Rep. Pat Tiberi, opening day of 115th Congress, Jan. 3, 2017.