The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is a Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization founded in 1963, consisting of U.S. state and territorial Republican governors.
Its current chairman is Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who assumed the office in November 2012. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin serves as vice chairman, and the executive committee is composed of Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Bob McDonnell of Virginia
Its Democratic Party counterpart is the Democratic Governors Association. The RGA is not directly affiliated with the non-partisan National Governors Association.
Mission statement 
- To assist in the election of Republican gubernatorial candidates and the reelection of incumbent Republican Governors.
- To utilize the talent, knowledge, creativity of the governors to effectively debate and shape public policy on issues affecting the states; and
- To enable Republican Governors to express, develop and promote the philosophy of the Republican Party at the state and local levels nationwide.
List of current Republican governors 
Governor Mitch Daniels was replaced in January 2013 by Governor-elect Mike Pence, as Republicans held the Indiana governorship in the 2012 election (Daniels was subject to term limits). Republican Governor-elect Pat McCrory of North Carolina took office in January 2013, representing a Republican pickup of a governorship held by a Democrat. The net gain resulted in Republicans holding governorships in 30 of the 50 states, the highest number for either party in 12 years.
In addition to governors of U.S. states, the RGA also offers membership to Republican governors of U.S. territories.
In the 18 months ending June 30, 2010, the RGA raised $58 million, while its counterpart DGA raised $40 million. "Unlike the national political parties and federal candidates, the governors’ associations can take in unlimited amounts from corporations," according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which notes that the RGA recently received $1 million from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the parent corporation of Fox News, and $500,000 from WellPoint, a major US health insurance firm.
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