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Jindal, Christie tapped to lead GOP governors

2 years ago October 08, 2012 Oct 8, 2012 Monday, October 08 2012 Monday, October 08, 2012 1:48:13 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.

Both are Republican rising stars considered likely White House contenders in 2016 if Mitt Romney loses in November.

Jindal will chair the group next year, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as vice-chair.

Christie is set to take over in 2014 - a clear sign he may seek re-election in 2013. Christie has said he's still mulling that decision.

Governors learned of the plan in an email from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, the association's current chair.

The plan was first reported Monday by CNN. An RGA official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that have not been publicly announced says other Republican governors support the leadership changes.

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