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Posted on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 5:36 p.m.

Rick Snyder will speak at Republican Governors Association meeting

By Nathan Bomey

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Michigan Gov.-elect Rick Snyder will meet his Republican gubernatorial colleagues Thursday in San Diego at the annual Republican Governors Association meeting.

ABC News' The Note is reporting Snyder will speak on a panel called "The GOP's Midwest Resurgence." The panel also features the newly elected John Kasich of Ohio, Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.

All four of those panel members will replace Democratic governors in their states.

Thirty-four governors are expected to attend the event, which will also feature possible 2012 presidential candidates such as Mississippi Gov. and RGA Chairman Haley Barbour, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ABC News reported.

"These new governors seem well aware of the challenges that await them," ABC News reported. "All will start their new jobs this January confronted by significant fiscal problems, including yawning deficits, high unemployment and stagnant economic growth."

During the campaign, Snyder benefited from TV ads the RGA aired in his favor. Snyder, an Ann Arbor venture capitalist, takes office Jan. 1 as Michigan's 48th governor. He replaces Jennifer Granholm, who was term-limited.

The Republican governors won't all be new to Snyder. During his campaign, he met several, including Pawlenty, Daniels and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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Thu, Nov 18, 2010 : 3:30 p.m.

I apologize for my last comment which was, with due right deleted by We have just lived thru the worst tenure in the history of Michigan and it gets to me when people only look at the negative. We have now what will be one of our greatest governors ever. Again, I apologize and will not react again until I take a deep breath and a short walk.


Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 9:56 p.m.

John Kasich of Ohio, Scott Walker of Wisconsin have both vowed to turn down the high speed rail project due to the costs shifted to their states. Will Snyder do the same? Or will Republican In Name Only - RINO Ricky come through? The Jekyll-Hyde nature of Gov-elect Snyder should be fun to watch.

David Briegel

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 8:23 p.m.

OMG, Slick Rick is wasting money to fly to San Diego and he hasn't even been sworn in! Maybe Haley Barbour can instruct him as to how Michigan can become the Mississippi of the North!