Governors Make a Difference

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Governorships are on the ballot in 37 states next month — including Ohio, California, Texas, Florida and New York — states that could be crucial in the 2012 presidential election and could have an impact on national politics for years to come. Governors can shape debate on public policy; they could resist implementing healthcare reform. And, after this year's census, they'll participate in redrawing congressional district boundaries, which could matter a lot in 2012. We hear about unemployment and the economy, a party called "The Rent is 2 Damn High," an incumbent who can shoot coyotes and the most expensive campaign of its kind in American history.  

Credits

Guests:
Jennifer Duffy - Cook Political Report - @jennifereduffy, Walter Shapiro - Roll Call / Yale University - @MrWalterShapiro, Carla Marinucci - California Playbook reporter, POLITICO - @cmarinucci, Wayne Slater - journalist and author - @WayneSlater, Susan MacManus - University of South Florida - @DrMacManus, Nicholas Confessore - New York Times - @nickconfessore

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner