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Video: 26 governors have taken the ALS ice bucket challenge

Does this even need an introduction? Celebrities are doing it in droves. Even CEOs are doing it. And it’s raised millions for the ALS Association. Yes, you’re reading another post about the ice bucket challenge.

Here’s how you know it has truly saturated popular culture: more than half the nation’s governors are in on the game. We put together the following list of the 26 state governors who had an easily findable “ice bucket” video. Our favorite is video is that of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott because they were the only ones who did the thing in suits.

We’re sorry. You’re welcome.

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell

Not technically accurate—no ice bucket—but extra points for beautiful scenery.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

Kudos for challenging the entire state.

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown


Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell

Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter

Nice boots!

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Apparently the guy who started the whole trend is also named Pat Quinn. Who knew?

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad

There was no ice in that bucket!

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

Get a smartphone, already.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman

The First Lady’s eagerness is contagious.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan

New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin

Oregon Gov. John A. Kitzhaber

Way to work in the fact that you’re a doctor.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Watch out Henry!

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead

Niraj Chokshi is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.

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