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Politico: GOP Governors Exert a Quiet, But Powerful Political Force

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. (AP)

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 10:29 AM

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) has turned into an ironclad political force thanks to a powerful, double-punch combo of nonstop fundraising and aggressive recruiting, Politico reports.

Phil Musser, the RGA's former executive director, told the influential political website that the group has dodged the problems confronted by congressional Republicans with a persistent, but "quiet" role in finding candidates that fit well in their states.

And former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who served as RGA chairman, told Politico:

"Republicans have done very well in state races for six years. And I think it's because citizens in GOP states see results from Republican state governments."

Politico adds that Republicans have "methodically taken over state after state around the country, swelling the number of GOP governors from 19 to 31 and enacting conservative priorities from budget cuts to new restrictions on unions and abortion to blocking the implementation of Obamacare.

"Behind each of those policy and political victories was the RGA, planning, funding, and executing the GOP's state-based resurgence."

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