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WASHINGTON--Many of the nation's governors are dining at the White House, since they are in town for the National Governor's Association. Not attending the state dinner is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.







The Honorable Joel Bagnal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security

Mrs. Mandi Bagnal, Spouse of The Honorable Joel Bagnal

The Honorable John Baldacci, Governor of Maine

Mr. Jack Baldacci, Son of The Honorable John Elias Baldacci

The Honorable Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi

Mrs. Marsha Barbour, First Lady of Mississippi

The Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas

Mrs. Ginger Beebe, First Lady of Arkansas

The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky

Mrs. Jane Beshear, First Lady of Kentucky

The Honorable Matt Blunt, Governor of Missouri and Vice Chair, The Republican Governors Association

Mrs. Melanie Blunt, First Lady of Missouri

The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

Ms. Dede McClure, Guest of The Honorable Joshua Bolten

The Honorable Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee

Ms. Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee

The Honorable Felix Camacho, Governor of Guam

Mr. Felix James Garcia Camacho, Son of The Honorable Felix Camacho

The Honorable Donald Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island

Mrs. Suzanne Carcieri, First Lady of Rhode Island

The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Spouse of the Secretary of Labor and United States Senator (Kentucky)

The Honorable Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States

The Honorable Lynne Cheney, Spouse of the Vice President of the United States

The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security

Mrs. Meryl Chertoff, Spouse of the Secretary of Homeland Security

The Honorable Jon Corzine, Governor of New Jersey

Dr. Sharon Elghanyan, Guest of The Honorable Jon Corzine

The Honorable Janet Weir Creighton, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Mr. William Turnbow, Spouse of The Honorable Janet Weir Creighton

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida

Ms. Carole Rome, Guest of The Honorable Charlie Crist

The Honorable Chet Culver, Governor of Iowa

Mr. John Vincent Culver, Brother of The Honorable Chet Culver

The Honorable Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana

The Honorable Elizabeth Dial, Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

Mrs. Susan Dial, Mother of The Honorable Elizabeth Dial

The Honorable Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont

Mrs. Dorothy Douglas, First Lady of Vermont

The Honorable Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin

Mrs. Jessica Doyle, First Lady of Wisconsin

The Honorable Michael Easley, Governor of North Carolina

Mrs. Mary Easley, First Lady of North Carolina

The Honorable Benigno Fitial, Governor of Northern Mariana Island

Mrs. Josie Fitial, First Lady of Northern Mariana Islands

The Honorable David Freudenthal, Governor of Wyoming

Mrs. Nancy Freudenthal, First Lady of Wyoming

The Honorable Jim Gibbons, Governor of Nevada

Mrs. Dawn Gibbons, First Lady of Nevada

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan

Ms. Cecelia Mulhern, Daughter of The Honorable Jennifer Granholm

Mr. Vince Gill, Singer-Songwriter

Ms. Amy Grant, Singer-Songwriter

The Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington

Ms. Michelle Gregoire, Daughter of The Honorable Christine Gregoire

The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce

Mrs. Edilia 'Edi' Gutierrez, Spouse of the Secretary of Commerce

The Honorable Jay Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Mrs. Mary Jo Hein, Spouse of The Honorable Jay Hein

The Honorable Brad Henry, Governor of Oklahoma

Mrs. Kim Henry, First Lady of Oklahoma

The Honorable John Hoeven, Governor of North Dakota

Mr. Jack Hoeven, Son of The Honorable John Hoeven

The Honorable Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor of Utah

Mrs. Mary Kaye Huntsman, First Lady of Utah

The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Mrs. Marcia Jackson, Spouse of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The Honorable Barry Jackson, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs

Ms. Teresa Stang, Director, Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Sister of The Honorable Barry Jackson

Mrs. Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana

Mr. Vinay Jolly, Brother of Mrs. Supriya Jindal

The Honorable Stephen Johnson, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Mrs. Debbie Johnson, Spouse of the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Honorable Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia

Ms. Anne Holton, First Lady of Virginia

The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior

Mrs. Jacalyn Leavitt, Spouse of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii

Mrs. Marcia Klompus, Guest of The Honorable Linda Lingle

The Honorable John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire

Dr. Susan Lynch, First Lady of New Hampshire

The Honorable Joe Manchin III, Governor of West Virginia and Chair, The Democratic Governors Association

Ms. Brooke Conelly Manchin, Daughter of The Honorable Joe Manchin III

The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware

Mr. Mark Brainard, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Delaware and Guest of The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona

The Honorable Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland

The Honorable Katie O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland

The Honorable Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

Mr. Todd Palin, First Gentleman of Alaska

The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

Mrs. Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts

The Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota and Chair, National Governors Association

The Honorable Mary Pawlenty, First Lady of Minnesota

The Honorable James Peake, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Mrs. Janice Peake, Spouse of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia

Mrs. Mary Perdue, First Lady of Georgia

The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and Chair, The Republican Governors Association

Mrs. Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas

The Honorable Mary Peters, Secretary of Transportation

Mr. Terry Peters, Son of The Secretary of Transportation

The Honorable Jodi Rell, Governor of Connecticut

The Honorable Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair, National Governors Association

The Honorable Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

Ms. Vesta Richardson, Sister of The Honorable Bill Richardson

The Honorable Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama

Mrs. Patsy Riley, First Lady of Alabama

The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of Colorado

Mrs. Jeannie Ritter, First Lady of Colorado

The Honorable Mike Rounds, Governor of South Dakota

Mrs. Jean Rounds, First Lady of South Dakota

The Honorable Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina

Mrs. Margaret Sanford Peyton, Mother of The Honorable Mark Sanford

Dr. Ray Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association

Mrs. Terry Dean Scheppach, Spouse Dr. Ray Scheppach

The Honorable Susan Schwab, United States Trade Representative

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California

Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mother-in-law of The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Honorable Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana and Vice Chair, The Democratic Governors Association

Mrs. Nancy Schweitzer, First Lady of Montana

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of Kansas

The Honorable Gary Sebelius, First Gentleman of Kansas

The Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education

Mr. Robert Spellings, Spouse of the Secretary of Education

The Honorable Eliot Spitzer, Governor of New York

Mrs. Silda Spitzer, First Lady of New York

The Honorable Togiola Tulafono, Governor of American Samoa

Mrs. Mary Ann Tulafono, First Lady of American Samoa

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