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Governors reflect partisan divide in debt debate
Governors say debt crisis could damage their states, but they reflect DC's partisan divide
By The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ' Governors nationwide are nervously watching the debt ceiling debate in Washington. They fear a partisan impasse could rattle financial markets and slow the economic recoveries they desperately want for their states.

Yet many of them are sticking to the same partisan loyalties and talking points that are making it so difficult for President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers to reach an accord.

Governors attending a meeting in Salt Lake City said an impasse could deter investors who otherwise might expand businesses in their states.

But Republican governors defended the GOP negotiators in Washington, and Democratic governors defended Obama and his congressional allies.

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