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Democrats Tie Greitens Scandal to Reynolds, Rauner

Larry Hogan and Henry McMaster asked Trump not to expand offshore drilling by their states.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 12, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

“Troy Price, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, issued a statement Thursday calling on” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) to denounce Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) in light of allegations of sexual blackmail “and return contributions she received at the fundraiser he keynoted for her last year. … Reynolds issued her own statement Thursday regarding Greitens. However she made no mention of returning contributions she received at the fundraiser.” (Des Moines Register)

The DGA called on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) “renounce the support of … Greitens.” (release)

ME TOO IF BY SEA. “After allowing Florida to opt out of the [offshore drilling expansion] plan, [President] Trump is now likely to receive a barrage of requests from GOP governors of other affected states who suddenly feel pressure to ask for exemptions, too.” That includes Govs. Larry Hogan (R-MD) and Henry McMaster (R-SC). (McClatchy)

Govs. Chris Sununu (R-NH), Charlie Baker (R-MA), Gina Raimondo (D-RI), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Kate Brown (D-OR) also oppose expanding offshore drilling off their shores. Govs. Kay Ivey (R-AL) and Bill Walker (I-AK) were in favor. (CNN)

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