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Rosenthal, Alan. 2013. The Best Job in Politics; Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.

———. 2004. Heavy Lifting: The Job of State Legislatures. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.

Wright, Ralph. 2005. Inside the Statehouse: Lessons from the Speaker. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

United States Census Bureau, “Quick Facts: United States” (