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Is a senator higher than a governor?


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2011-07-28 18:53:07
2011-07-28 18:53:07

These positions are not really comparable -- they serve different purposes and are not in the same chain of command. In my state, the governor can not serve consecutive terms but there are no restrictions of the state senators. So, some few state senators become very powerful - more powerful than the governors. Other senators have little power . As for US Senators, some become very powerful- more powerful than any state governor. On the state level, US senators are often influential in the state and may virtually hand-pick the candidates for governor.


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While both positions require extensive knowledge of our political system, the position of governor is one with more responsibilities. Neither is officially "higher," but remember that each state has two U.S. senators, many more state senators, and only one governor. A senator simply votes on bills, legislation, laws, etc, whereas a governor essentially runs the state he or she is the governor of. A governor, unlike a senator, has important executive decisions to make. In this sense, a governor has similar responsibilities to those of the president -- the governor just deals with issues at a more local level. There's no basis for comparison between a federal senator and a state governor. A state governor controls his/her state and cannot exercise such a role in another state, whereas a federal senator's status doesn't change whereever he/she goes within the country. A senator deliberates on issues affecting the whole country, the economy, national security etc. Neither can give the other orders but i think the governor is the number one indigene in the state while the federal senator does not operate at state level but at federal level. It's better to compare a state governor and state senators and the simple answer would be the governor is above a state senator.

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