Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waved goodbye to supporters in 2012, bound for a medium-security facility in Littleton, Colo., for his 14-year sentence on corruption charges.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is one of a growing number of state leaders who oppose efforts to resettle Syrian refugees inside their states. He is shown here during a meeting with reporters in June.
Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for a second term in August, with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (from left), Govs. Rick Perry of Texas, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (center) speaks to members of the media Saturday, alongside Sens. Mark Udall (left) and Michael Bennet, after touring flood-damaged areas by army helicopter.