GOP govs with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington
WASHINGTON - As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."
Yet even as they profess to loathe the nation's capital, those same governors have become regular Washington visitors. They come to woo veteran policy advisers, experienced operatives and savvy donors who could serve as the backbone of their nascent White House campaigns.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and at least three others - Indiana's Mike Pence, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry - have been in town in the past week alone.