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Doers versus talkers: Governors compete with senators in Democrats' 2020 field

DES MOINES, Iowa - Wading into a crowd of U.S. senators running for president, governors have begun entering the field with a fresh line of argument: As executives, they are doers, not talkers.

"People in Washington, they spend their lives talking about stuff, debating, pointing fingers and blaming the other side," former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, said Friday in a swipe at his Senate rivals during his first tour of Iowa after his campaign launch.

"It's about time to get people together to get stuff done."

The fate of Hickenlooper and other governors running in 2020 could be a window on the evolving mood of the electorate - whether

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