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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Bufa Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:27 PM
Standup and be counted Governors. You are the last stand. The GOP establishment doesn't have the nads for the fight.

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...