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Padding Your Résumé for President

Governors are always talking about the economic wonderlands they’ve created in their states, but does that translate to a national economy?

Many top-polling GOP candidates are former governors.

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What part of a governor’s economic impact scales at a national level? On The Gist, Ben Casselman from FiveThirtyEight offers a new criterion from his article, “How To Evaluate The Economic Records of Governors Who Want to Be President.” For the Spiel, the moment that stood out to Pesca from Joe Biden’s announcement today.

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