Rauner squandered the opportunity that the governor of Massachusetts seized

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Within four days of each other in January 2015, two tall, sandy-haired, socially moderate Republicans in their late 50s were inaugurated to their first terms as governor in states where Democrats enjoyed overwhelming legislative majorities.

The 6-foot-4 private equity investor Bruce Rauner took the reins from a Democratic predecessor in Illinois, and 6-foot-6 health care CEO Charlie Baker took the reins from a Democratic predecessor in Massachusetts.

Voters had narrowly handed both men an opportunity to lead skillfully from the middle — to advance Republican ideas, check Democratic excesses and find bipartisan compromise on pressing issues.

Nearly four years later, both men are seeking re-election on Tuesday.

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November 1, 2018 at 07:13PM

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