Obama, Biden Will Huddle With Governors on Economy

GOP participants may resist further bailouts
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2008 4:00 PM CST
Pennsylvania's governor, Ed Rendell, will host the bipartisan governors meeting Tuesday in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and Joe Biden will discuss measures to help the ailing economy with America’s governors next Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reports, with a two-hour, bipartisan working session in Philadelphia. GOP governors are “looking forward” to hearing Obama’s ideas, but will definitely bring plans of their own, the director of the Republican Governor’s Association said.

Disagreement is likely over the financial-industry bailouts: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, new chair of the GOP association, “remains very concerned about this practice of continuing to issue debt for a problem that was fundamentally caused by too much borrowing,” Sanford's communications director said.