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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Absence in Washington — Polling Slide in New Jersey

Absence makes the questions grow longer. When leading Republican governors assembled at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today for a news conference, they found themselves answering questions about the absence of their leader, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. .@RGA...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Adelson, Singer, Wexner Fund Christie-Led Republican Governors

Billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer and Les Wexner each gave more than $1 million in late 2013 to the Republican Governors Association led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s Florida Welcome: ‘Scandal’

Where Chris Christie goes, the Democrats will follow. The Republican governor of New Jersey is bound for Florida as the headliner for fundraisers for the Republican governor there seeking reelection this year. Christie’s forays for Gov. Rick Scott mark the start...

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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

Christie Not for Astorino Yet — Waiting to See Who Party Nominates

Chris Christie supporting  Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in New York’s governor’s race? Not so fast, says the head of the Republican Governors Association. “We’ve been pretty clear about not getting involved in primaries, and it’s not clear yet whether...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

Perry on Presidential Debate Overhaul: `Hell, Yeah”

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, had a thought today about the way his party conducts presidential debates. The Republicans should “end the stupid way we conduct presidential debates,” he said at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Hell,...

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

Perry’s $2 Million Top Donation to Republican Governors Group

The Republican Governors Association raised $14.8 million in this year’s third quarter, including $2 million from Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, it said in a filing to the Internal Revenue Service. Perry’s donation was the largest to the RGA during the...

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman and Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch in Washington.

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman and Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch in Washington.

Koch, Trump Help Republican Governors’ Group Raise $12.3 Million

The Republican Governors Association raised $12.3 million in the first three months of this year from donors including billionaire David H. Koch and real estate developer Donald Trump. Koch, the co-owner and executive vice president of Koch Industries, donated $1...

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