Turning to 2016, Republicans look to swing state governors

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As attention turns to the 2016 presidential race, Republicans are taking a closer look at three governors from politically diverse states whose success in midterm elections this month bolstered their White House prospects. New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich feature prominently in a crowded field of Republicans because of their appeal to voters beyond the party’s conservative base, pollsters and strategists said. …

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