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  •  One big reason why there are few governors (3+ / 0-)
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    Hillbilly Dem, koosah, schnecke21

    who don't seem to have what it takes is because of the economy.
    When times are tough, governors end up having to deal with budget deficits and state payroll cuts and service cutbacks or tax increases, which naturally make them look bad.
    It is a whole lot easier to be beloved in your state when you are expanding services and giving teachers pay raises.

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