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Trump welcoming governor-elect Tony Evers to White House

NOW: Trump welcoming governor-elect Tony Evers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS 58) — President Donald Trump is welcoming governors-elect from both parties to the White House.

Among those attending Thursday are 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 says they'll be discussing "shared priorities," including workforce investment, prison reform and combatting the opioid epidemic.

The visitors will also be meeting 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."

In a piece Evers wrote for the La Crosse Tribune, he says even though he doesn't agree with the President on a lot of issues, it's a privilege to meet with President Trump at the White House. The newly-elected Democrat says it's because at the end of the day, he respects the office of president. To read the article, please click here. 

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