Background: The two-term Democratic governor and former state attorney general was born in British Columbia, Canada, and spent time in Los Angeles as an aspiring actress -- working as a tour guide at Universal Studios and in the circulation department of the Los Angeles Times.
Governor of Washington
Background: Like Granholm, she is a former state attorney general. Born in Michigan, she grew up on a farm in Auburn, Wash., and worked as a clerk-typist for the state parole board and as a welfare caseworker. In 1998, she was lead negotiator of a $206-billion settlement between 46 states and the tobacco industry.
Governor of Massachusetts