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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

bill141 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:20 AM
John, look up RP's legislative record. ONE bill of his got passed during his long tenure. "The granting of some land to a Texas Historical society". Four made it to the floor out of over 400! The guy is a loon.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...