Republican Party

2016 Begins: GOP Governors Begin Sketching Plans

Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, Scott Walker

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Louisiana's Bobby Jindal is urging the Republican Party to rethink its pitch to voters. Bob McDonnell of Virginia says Republicans should look to outsiders to fix partisan gridlock inWashington. Their fellow governor, Wisconsin's Scott Walker, says the next GOP leader must do a better job explaining why the party's policies will help ordinary Americans.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is holding court with admirers — and ignoring reporters as he ducks into nominally private meetings. And Sen. Marco Rubio ofFlorida is packing his bags for a very public trip to Iowa