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Governors soon to have GOP flavor

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    Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter-century.

    Of the 11 states with gubernatorial elections in November, eight are now led by Democrats, and each of the most competitive races is a GOP pickup opportunity. The numbers suggest that Republicans soon will claim 30 to 33 governorships after holding just 22 a few years ago — an advantage not reflected in the divided Congress or competitive presidential race


    Republicans poised for gains in gubernatorial races
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    At the state level, Democrat/Republican is different than the federal level. CT's Republican governor was a little different than Rick Perry.

    Anyways, Repubilican governors, kindly deny federal funding for infrastructure improvement. CT has applied for and received much of those funds.

    Entire highway system seems under construction sometimes :)
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    And Scott Brown is a little different from John Cornyn.....so?
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    The point is 'GOP flavor' is technically true, but really doesn't mean much, since a NE Republican wouldn't even be considered a Texas Democrat.
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    I think in most cases GOP "Flavor" will be more conservative (especially fiscally) then just about any Democrat (with some exceptions). So, as conservative as a southern Republican....of course not, but more conservative than a Democrat.
    Half a loaf is better than none.
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