What Happened To GOP's Deep Bench Of Governors?

Following the Republican losses in the 2012 election, a party-commissioned “autopsy” concluded that “Republican governors … point the way forward.” Governors, after all, are outside-the-Beltway problem-solvers, not Washington-based bloviators. The report boasted of the wonderful reforms already enacted by those governors, and four of them – Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and John Kasich – eventually joined the presidential race.

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