Democratic governors joined President Barack Obama Friday in full 2012 campaign mode, defending the president’s record on the economy.
The governors, who met with Obama while in town for this weekend’s National Governor’s Association conference, touted job creation — long considered Obama’s top political vulnerability — as a political strength. They pointed particularly to growth in the manufacturing sector.
“He wants to ensure all across America we don’t give up on manufacturing jobs,” Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire said. “There was a tendency to go to service jobs and say that’s our future. Our future is manufacturing and service.”
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