White House Prospects Mix at Governor's Meeting

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Health care, budgets and education top the official agenda for the National Governors Association annual summer meeting. But the 2016 presidential race hasn't been far from view or conversation, given the clear interest in a possible White House run by some in the crowd.

And the presidential prospects in attendance have been a study in contrasts.

Among Republicans, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was everywhere as the proud host. He led a parade of Harley-Davidson motorcycles through downtown Milwaukee. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, on the other hand, was been barely seen. Christie was recently involved in a highly publicized spat with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, another 2016 presidential contender. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal flew in with Governor Terry Branstad, a veteran GOP leader in early-caucus Iowa.

Among Democrats, Maryland's Martin O'Malley sought out reporters to discuss his nascent campaign, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper kept a lower profile.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 218339811 - wifr.com/a?a=218339811
Gray Television, Inc.