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GOP governors take the wheel

By Laurie Bennett

November 16, 2012 at 10:17am

With rational Republicans running from Mitt Romney as fast as their legs will take them, the party is looking to the states.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, was one of the harshest critics of Romney for complaining that the president essentially bought his re-election by showering gifts on blacks, Latinos, women and young people.

Bobby Jindal
Bobby Jindal

As we wrote yesterday, Jindal called for his party to embrace all voters and push policies that “benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream, period.”

Other governors distancing themselves from Romney’s comments included Chris Christie of New Jersey and Susana Martinez of New Mexico.

Politico reports that several Republican governors are also softening on the party’s opposition to tax hikes for the wealth.

Republicans govern 29 states. Democrats hold the governor’s seat in 20 states; Rhode Island is led by an independent.

While the next presidential election is still years away, many prospective bidders are members of the Republican Governors Association.

Among the possible contenders: Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie would face some hurdles among fellow Republicans, however, for his overt gratitude toward President Obama after Hurricane Sandy. As one party leader told the New York Times: “Elephants have long memories.”

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