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John Kasich

Governors who would be president have mixed records on 'miracles'

Miracles are regular occurrences for governors who want to be president of the U.S. Rick Perry's supporters have talked about the "Texas Miracle" of job growth. Post-recession recoveries under John Kasich and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal are the "Ohio Miracle" and the "Miracle on the Bayou." Politicians regardless of party put a supernatural gloss on economic cause and effect. Reality is more nuanced. Bloomberg News examined the records of 10 governors and ex-governors trying to occupy the White House in 2016, considering 11 economic indicators. Each governor can boast about something. Ohio's increase in gross domestic product under Kasich ranks...