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The most powerful governor in America?

Deval Patrick, according to one nationwide analysis, holds the strongest governorship in the country. Does he have what it takes to wield that power?

By Dave Denison
March 18, 2007

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Not so many weeks ago, it seemed likely that Deval Patrick was going to bring a jolt of new power to the Massachusetts governor's office. He was carried into office by an active, enthusiastic organization; he won by a large margin; and unlike Republican governors of recent years, he didn't start off immediately hobbled by the Democratic Legislature. (Full article: 1736 words)

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