Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014, file photo show Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as he is introduced before delivering his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in the House Chambers of the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures. Few outside their home states will notice, but these governors and their policies could wind up in the national campaign picture. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures.

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