President Obama told U.S. governors gathered in Washington Sunday night he's looking for "good partners" to help revitalize the country.
Speaking at a National Governors Association dinner at the White House, Obama said the work the governors have done to lead their states through hard times is paying off but more work lies ahead.
"The task before us is to find smart, common-sense solutions to each of these challenges that we can move forward on," he said. "And I'm looking for good partners, because while nobody in this room sees eye to eye on everything, we know that when we work together, Democrats and Republicans, north, south, east and west, we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. ... We're stronger when we work together as a team."
Delaware Gov. John Markell, a Democrat who is chairman of the association, said the dinner was "a relief" because it is one night when "politics doesn't drive the conversation."
Then he joked: "One thing for sure is certain. You don't let issues fester. You get to deal with education, health care and even a sequester."
That garnered bipartisan laughter from the room and a big smile from Obama.
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