FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Governors get things done. That’s the message coming from state ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Governors get things done. That’s the message coming from state leaders eying the presidency as Washington slips deeper into political paralysis. Ambitious governors have long cast their accomplishments in contrast to D.C.’s gridlock. But three years from the 2016 election, a full raft of governors are seeking more of the national spotlight, while Congress suffers from all-time low approval. Efforts Saturday by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s to highlight the contrast and Ryan’s to fight it underscore the paradox within the emerging 2016 field: Governors with little national recognition are competing with better-known federal lawmakers marked with the stain of Washington. (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Scott Applewhite, File
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