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Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis meets with President Donald Trump

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump had a meeting with other incoming governors on Thursday.
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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump welcomed governors-elect from both parties Thursday to the White House.

Among those attending were Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, Illinois Democrat J.B. Pritzker, Wisconsin Democrat Tony Evers and newly-inaugurated Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican.

White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Doug Hoelscher said they discussed "shared priorities," including workforce investment, prison reform and combating the opioid epidemic.

The visitors met with Cabinet members as part of a broader White House outreach effort to local officials.

The White House says that, after the midterm elections, it has reached out to a long list of newly-elected state and local officials of both parties "to open lines of communication and begin a dialogue."

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