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stiff upper lip: Oregon's John Kitzhaber and Iowa's Terry Branstad (above) are the only current mustachioed governors. (Associated Press)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad asks a question during a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signs House File 2459 into law, Friday, May 16, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. House File 2459 increases the tax credit for volunteer fire fighter and volunteer emergency medical services personnel. Branstad has 40 bills on his desk awaiting his decision, a hefty stack of policy measures lawmakers sent him in a flurry as the legislature adjourned earlier this month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signs House File 2459 into law, Friday, May 16, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. House File 2459 increases the tax credit for volunteer fire fighter and volunteer emergency medical services personnel. Branstad has 40 bills on his desk awaiting his decision, a hefty stack of policy measures lawmakers sent him in a flurry as the legislature adjourned earlier this month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signs House File 2459 into law, Friday, May 16, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. House File 2459 increases the tax credit for volunteer fire fighter and volunteer emergency medical services personnel. Branstad has 40 bills on his desk awaiting his decision, a hefty stack of policy measures lawmakers sent him in a flurry as the legislature adjourned earlier this month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad is fending off multiple mini-scandals and has become a political target in a mid-term campaign that was supposed to be about the Democratic president’s problems, not his. Republicans worry that the turmoil will roil the political waters as they attempt to win a U.S. Senate seat and control of the state Senate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad is fending off multiple mini-scandals and has become a political target in a mid-term campaign that was supposed to be about the Democratic president’s problems, not his. Republicans worry that the turmoil will roil the political waters as they attempt to win a U.S. Senate seat and control of the state Senate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad is fending off multiple mini-scandals and has become a political target in a mid-term campaign that was supposed to be about the Democratic president’s problems, not his. Republicans worry that the turmoil will roil the political waters as they attempt to win a U.S. Senate seat and control of the state Senate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks during the Iowa Solar and Small Wind Energy Trade Association Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, who fired Iowa Department of Administrative Services director Mike Carroll on Tuesday, says he's confident his interim director will protect records and will thoroughly review the staff to ensure the agency functions properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks during the Iowa Solar and Small Wind Energy Trade Association Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, who fired Iowa Department of Administrative Services director Mike Carroll on Tuesday, says he's confident his interim director will protect records and will thoroughly review the staff to ensure the agency functions properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, who fired Iowa Department of Administrative Services director Mike Carroll on Tuesday, says he's confident his interim director will protect records and will thoroughly review the staff to ensure the agency functions properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)