Why Governors Are Struggling in the 2016 Race

The conventional wisdom is that successful candidates should stay far from Washington. So why are senators doing so much better than governors this cycle?

Gov. Bobby Jindal answers questions about his unsuccessful campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination on Wednesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jindal ended his presidential bid a day earlier, after lagging in polls and fundraising.
AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte
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