WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: Governor Bev Perdue (2R) of North Carolina speaks as other Democratic governors (L-R) Jay Nixon of Missouri, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shumlin of Vermont, ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: Governor Bev Perdue (2R) of North Carolina speaks as other Democratic governors (L-R) Jay Nixon of Missouri, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shumlin of Vermont, Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Togiola Tulafono of American Samoa, Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Dan Malloy of Connecticut and Jack Markell of Delaware look on during a press briefing after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building February 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama met with the governors to discuss the ways Washington and the states can work together to create jobs and benefit the economy. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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