GOP Governors Steer Clear of Presidential Race

Don't want to back candidates

The majority of the governors across America are Republican but few of them are willing to step up and back a candidate, reports Reuters:

As Republican party insiders mount a desperate effort to derail the presidential campaign of billionaire Donald Trump, many of the party's 31 state governors are staying out of the fray.

When New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez steps onto a Kansas stage on Friday to endorse Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, she will be only the 10th governor to back one of the four candidates remaining in a nominating contest that could define the party for years to come.

In 2000, George W. Bush had the support of 26 of the country's then-30 Republican governors. According to Reuters, many current governors don't want to jump into the race while it is still so divisive.

 

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