Seven governors are among the possible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and all will be making their state economic records a pivotal part of their campaign pitch.
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“If you are a governor who has been able to successfully preside over a state’s economy and show either a balanced budget or job growth, that’s an incredible asset on the campaign trail,” said GOP strategist Ron Bonjean. “If they can successfully run a state economy, they can make a reasonable argument that they will be able to do the same for the national economy.”