Republicans on Capitol Hill have been celebrating the election earlier this month in which they won full control of Congress, but there is also a bit of congratulating being done among GOP governors, many who won re-election and some fellow party candidates who defeated Democratic incumbents. Both are thanking the help they've gotten from the Republican Governors Association, at their conference in Florida.
FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Boca Raton, Florida:
Thirty-one of the 50 states will head into next year with a Republican Governor, and the Republican Governors Association is happy to present that fact at their meeting here in Florida. But there are still debates how the RGA pulled it off.
(Kasich) "The reason why Republicans are doing so well, is because the Republican governors are in states that are doing well. I mean, if we were doing poorly it would be a real problem, but we're not."
Says Ohio Governor John Kasich, just re-elected. His counterpart in Indiana, Mike Pence, says red states wanted more and blue states wanted in...
(Pence) "Like here in Florida, like us in Indiana, like New Jersey, what you saw the American people say was 'yes' to the re-election of Republican governors in very competitive races. But also say 'yes' to Republican candidates."
But nobody here wants to talk 2016, just yet. RGA Chair and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says nobody's forming teams right away...
(Christie) "No, no pacts! At least none that I'm involved in. I haven't seen Pence in any corner making a pact with anybody either, but I'm watching him... Really closely!"
In Boca Raton, Florida, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.
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