Veepstakes: The Governors

Since February, I've been writing about governors as potential running mates -- sometimes one at a time, sometimes two at a time, sometimes twenty-eight at ...
by | July 11, 2008

Since February, I've been writing about governors as potential running mates -- sometimes one at a time, sometimes two at a time, sometimes twenty-eight at a time.

Now that the moments of truth are drawing near, I thought you might want one place to see everything I've written:

Florida's Charlie Crist and Arizona's Janet Napolitano

Kansas' Kathleen Sebelius

Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and Alaska's Sarah Palin

Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty

Mississippi's Haley Barbour

Montana's Brian Schweitzer

New Mexico's Bill Richardson

Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell

Utah's Jon Huntsman

Virginia's Tim Kaine and Ohio's Ted Strickland .

Nine buzzless governors:

Alabama's Bob Riley, Georgia's Sonny Perdue, Nebraska's Dave Heineman, North Carolina's Mike Easley, Oregon's Ted Kulongoski, South Carolina's Mark Sanford, Tennessee's Phil Bredesen, Texas' Rick Perry and Wisconsin's Jim Doyle.

Twenty-eight governors who won't be running mates:

Arkansas' Mike Beebe, California's Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colorado's Bill Ritter, Connecticut's Jodi Rell, Delaware's Ruth Ann Minner, Hawaii's Linda Lingle, Idaho's Butch Otter, Indiana's Mitch Daniels, Iowa's Chet Culver, Illinois' Rod Blagojevich, Kentucky's Steve Beshear, Maine's John Baldacci, Maryland's Martin O'Malley, Michigan's Jennifer Granholm,  Massachusetts' Deval Patrick, Missouri's Matt Blunt, New Hampshire's John Lynch, New Jersey's Jon Corzine, Nevada's Jim Gibbons, New York's David Paterson, North Dakota's John Hoeven, Oklahoma's Brad Henry, Rhode Island's Don Carcieri, South Dakota's Mike Rounds, Vermont's Jim Douglas, Washington's Christine Gregoire, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Wyoming's Dave Freudenthal.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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