In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight holds a memento from a visit to an Italian Chrysler plant in his office in Kokomo, Ind. Goodnight, a Democrat, lobbied anyone he could, writing... more 
In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight holds a memento from a visit to an Italian Chrysler plant in his office in Kokomo, Ind. Goodnight, a Democrat, lobbied anyone he could, writing op-ed pieces, chatting with reporters who'd come in from around the country, asking the same question: What are you going to do if the bailout and bankruptcy fall through? "It's kind of like someone asking me what would you do right now if we had an earthquake, a tsunami and seven bank robberies at the same time? You do what you have to do," he says. But the U.S. auto industry has staged an amazing comeback, and the town's largest employer, Chrysler, has pledged to invest nearly $1.3 billion into its plants here, added about 1,000 workers and helped boost Kokomo's fortunes - it was honored in 2011 by the state chamber as Community of the Year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Michael Conroy
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