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Dem Govs Blame Washington

Let the political hand wringing begin: Democratic governors are placing fault on their colleagues in Washington—not just President Obama—over their party’s plight in the approaching midterm elections this fall. Among their many complaints: budget shortfalls, unemployment, and angry voters. Gathered in Boston for the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting, the politicians believe that Congress and the White House are making what’s been a difficult year even worse. While grateful for the stimulus legislation, the governors argue that more needs to be done. “I’m disappointed in Washington,” said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.