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DES MOINES REGISTER: National governors meeting has some looking to 2020 caucuses
Iowans may have barely recovered from the 2016 caucus cycle, but with a group of influential governors meeting in Des Moines this week, political insiders are already looking ahead four years.
Twenty-seven governors, both Democrat and Republican, will meet in Iowa’s capital city beginning Wednesday for the annual National Governors Association summer meeting. It’s a chance for the governors to discuss issues affecting their states and to learn from one another.
But, it’s also Iowa — the state where presidential politics never sleeps. Political operatives here say they already have their caucus antennae up, seeking out their party’s newest up-and-comers and trying to gauge whether any of them are laying the groundwork for a future presidential run.
“Iowans never take off their caucus goggles,” said Republican strategist Tim Albrecht. “Everything is always going to be viewed through a presidential prism.”…read the full story here!