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General News    H3'ed 9/6/11

Republican Governors "Lead" the Nation's Worst Economies

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Message Roger Shuler

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A recent study identified "The 10 States With the Worst Economies in America." Seven of the 10 states have had Republican governors for the majority of the past eight years. Half of the states have had GOP governors for all of the past eight years.

Moral of the story: If you want your state's economy to suck really bad, vote Republican.

Joshua Holland, an editor and senior writer at AlterNet, conducted the study. Here is his list of economic ignominy. You probably will not be shocked to learn that six of the 10 states are from the Southeast, with our very own Alabama right in the midst of the misery:

1. Mississippi

2. Nevada

3. West Virginia

4. California

5. Alabama

6. Florida

7. South Carolina

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