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  • Wall Street ties might hamstring GOP hopeful Kasich

    01/18/2009 5:54:41 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 805+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 12, 2009 | Joe Hallet & Jonathan Riskind
    NNot so long ago, a job with Lehman Brothers opened doors. Now, it threatens to slam one on the leading Republican contender for governor in 2010. John R. Kasich, the former congressman from Westerville, left the storied investment banking firm shortly after it collapsed in September, severing a six-year relationship as a managing director of Lehman's investment banking division. As Kasich prepares to challenge Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, his association with a firm that has come to symbolize the avarice of Wall Street almost certainly will be used against him. "If he becomes a candidate for governor, I'm sure that...
  • 24,000 Felons Getting Ballots, Despite Eligibility Questions (WA State)

    10/16/2008 2:08:02 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 23 replies · 778+ views
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 14, 2008 | Chris Halsne
    SEATTLE -- An exclusive KIRO Team 7 Investigation discovers the state will send ballots to thousands of convicted felons in the next week, even though many can't legally vote. The Secretary of State’s Office fired up a new multimillion-dollar computer in 2006. Its job was to catch, and then cancel, illegal voters. Well, not all illegal voters. KIRO-TV recently ran its own data to double check the state's work. Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne found out the system was set up to ignore the existence of approximately 24,000 convicted felons. The State of Washington never stopped sending Tracy Wilkinson ballots in...
  • Freep this poll, please!....Who won the Rossi/Gregoire governors debate in Washington State?

    10/16/2008 1:09:37 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies · 677+ views
    Gregoire stole the first election with the help of massive voter fraud in King County with ACORN tactics.....
  • Gregoire and Rossi Tied in Washington’s Gubernatorial Race

    10/03/2008 2:59:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 401+ views
    Rasmussen Repoerts ^ | October 3, 2008
    The race for Washington’s next Governor is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds incumbent Christine Gregoire and challenger Dino Rossi each attracting 48% of the vote. Gregoire is viewed favorably by 51% and unfavorably by 47%. Her job performance is rated 43% good or excellent from voters, while 35% say she is doing a poor job. Former State Senator Rossi’s ratings are 50% favorable, 48% unfavorable.
  • Judge: 'GOP' for short is fine on Wash. ballot

    09/26/2008 1:00:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 615+ views
    Seattle (AP) -- A judge says the word "Republican" doesn't have to appear next to Dino Rossi's name on the November ballot for the Washington governor's race. Rossi had listed his affiliation as "prefers GOP party," referring to the Republicans' Grand Old Party nickname. Democrats sued this week after a survey showed Rossi had more voter support with the "GOP" tag than he did with the "Republican" tag.
  • Munger, McCrory mostly agree at debate [Bev Purdue was MIA]

    09/25/2008 4:23:21 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 3 replies · 453+ views
    N&O Under the Dome ^ | September 25, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    For the fifth time this year, two of the three gubernatorial candidates met for a debate. This time, it was a different two. Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger debated the economy, health care and education in an hour-long event hosted by UNC-TV, agreeing more than they disagreed. Democrat Beverly Perdue skipped the debate. Though they agreed more than they disagreed during the debate, McCrory and Munger differed on offshore drilling and the death penalty. McCrory argued drilling would lower gas prices eventually, while Munger said it was a gimmick but worth doing anyway. McCrory said he would move...
  • Democrats sue to make Rossi call himself "Republican" instead of "GOP"

    09/24/2008 4:21:39 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 24 replies · 158+ views ^ | Setember 24, 2008 | Andrew Garber
    OLYMPIA — The state Democratic Party filed suit Tuesday in an attempt to force Dino Rossi to list his party preference as "Republican" on the November ballot instead of "GOP Party." Democrats say the Iraq War and low approval ratings for President Bush have left the Republican Party a damaged brand and that Rossi is trying to distance himself by using GOP as his affiliation. Rossi is running against Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. He lost to Gregoire by 133 votes in the 2004 election, and polls show this race to be close as well. Polls by Stuart Elway have suggested...
  • Democrats sue over how Gregoire's opponent is ID'd {Dino Rossi - GOP }

    09/23/2008 9:34:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 339+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/23/8 | RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press Writer
    Olympia, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state Democrats sued a state official Tuesday to get a Republican listed on the ballot, arguing a candidate is obscuring his party identity by ballot language that says he "prefers GOP party." The candidate, Dino Rossi, is facing a rematch this November with Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who beat him by 133 votes four years ago after three counts and a court challenge. The lawsuit the party filed against Secretary of State Sam Reed argues that "allowing Mr. Rossi to obscure his true party preference and affiliation directly violates the law, would mislead a substantial...

    09/22/2008 1:25:12 AM PDT · by Impy · 19 replies · 281+ views
    Poltics1 ^ | 9-22-08 | Ron Gunzburger
    P2008 - DAILY POLLING UPDATE. Here is our daily update of the latest independent state polls on the Presidential race: ALABAMA (USA Polling Group): McCain - 52%, Obama - 25%. FLORIDA (Miami Herald): McCain - 47%, Obama - 45%. FLORIDA (Research 2000): McCain - 46%, Obama - 45%, Others - 3%. ILLINOIS (Research 2000): Obama - 56%, McCain - 36%. ILLINOIS (Rasmussen): Obama - 56%, McCain - 40%. IOWA (SurveyUSA): Obama - 54%, McCain - 43%, Others - 2%. IOWA (Research 2000): Obama - 53%, McCain - 39%, Others - 3%. MICHIGAN (EPIC/MRA): Obama - 43%, McCain - 42%, Nader...
  • Val Kilmer To Be New Mexico's Next Governor?

    09/21/2008 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 56 replies · 524+ views ^ | 2008-09-15 | Celeb Stink
    Hollywood star Val Kilmer is tipped to become the next governor of his home state of New Mexico - by the politician currently in the hot seat. Democrat Bill Richardson has to step down from the position when his second term ends in 2011 - and he would love to hand over the keys to the governor's mansion to Kilmer. He says, "I like the idea. Val Kilmer is a New Mexican, he was Batman. You know there have been successful actors going into politics. I haven't talked to him about it, I don't know how serious he is, but...
  • Beverly Perdue's Stink

    09/16/2008 7:11:33 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 129+ views
    There have been a couple of stories that have swirled about over the last month or so regarding gubernatorial candidate Beverly Perdue. These stories have been reported at Under the Dome, at Jeff Sykes' blog and over at Red Clay-- but there certainly has not been concomitant, prominent, drumbeat coverage in most of the mainstream media that I have seen. The Raleigh News and Observer, however, had this story about the first situation I will describe. In any case, the matters to which I refer are as follows: 1. Perdue's interest in a certain Florida development company was not recorded...
  • Puerto Rico Election Poll: Federally-Indicted Governor a Distant Second

    09/16/2008 2:34:45 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 13 replies · 941+ views
    (English-language translation) The most recent [Puerto Rico election] poll by El Vocero and Univisión indicate that 57% of those interviewed favor [Resident Commissioner and] New Progressive Party (PNP) candidate for Governor Luis Fortuño, while 29% would vote to re-elect [incumbent] Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá [with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD)]. Fortuño’s current lead over Acevedo is 28 percentage points. When comparing to the poll published on May 29, it was observed that the PPD leader shortened by 4 [percentage] points the lead the PNP leader had at the time. Other candidates, and the [number of] undecided [voters], also increased their...
  • CA: Steve Poizner Launches 2010 Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee

    09/16/2008 10:25:32 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 19 replies · 431+ views
    Steve Poizner for Governor e-mail | 16 September 2008
    Steve Poizner Launches 2010 Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee Former Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte to Chair Committee 23 Republican Elected Officials Support Potential Candidacy California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced that he has officially launched a 2010 gubernatorial exploratory committee. “This morning I filed the necessary papers with the California Secretary of State to establish an exploratory committee for Governor.” “I am taking the first formal step toward running for Governor in 2010 because I believe in California and I understand that meeting the challenges of the 21st century requires new and innovative ideas.” “Today, we no longer face competition...
  • New SurveyUSA poll shows McCrory in lead (NC Guv'nah Race)

    09/16/2008 3:26:25 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 15 replies · 193+ views
    Raleigh News & ^ | September 16, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith and Rob Christensen
    Pat McCrory has the lead in a new poll. According to a recent poll by SurveyUSA, the Republican gubernatorial candidate had 49 percent, Democrat Beverly Perdue had 41 percent and Libertarian Mike Munger had 5 percent. Five percent of respondents were undecided. "Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released four weeks ago, McCrory is up 5 points and is in the lead for the first time; Perdue is down 6 points and trails for the first time," the pollsters write. The survey of 671 likely voters was conducted between Sept. 6 and 8. The margin of error is plus or...
  • Poizner makes it official: He's running

    09/15/2008 12:41:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 243+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/15/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner made official Monday what's been expected for months: He's running for governor in 2010. The state's only Republican statewide officeholder besides Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he will file paperwork today to open an exploratory committee to succeed Schwarzenegger in two years. The move is the first formal step taken to enter the race. "I am taking the first formal step toward running for governor in 2010 because I believe in California and I understand that meeting the challenges of the 21st century requires new and innovative ideas," Poizner said in a statement. Poizner, 51, sold a...
  • Horse sense: Schweitzer speech bizarrely hands issue to Brown, GOP

    09/15/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 393+ views
    Gazette State Bureau ^ | September 15, 2008 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    After his strange speech in Philadelphia, Gov. Brian Schweitzer may have just hand-delivered an issue, wrapped in red ribbon on a silver platter, to his Republican opponent and his critics. The Democratic governor has seemingly been coasting to an easy re-election victory over Republican Roy Brown ... Schweitzer's meteoric rise may have been slowed down a tad last week. That's when reports surfaced of his odd speech July 14 to a national trial lawyers' convention in Philadelphia in July. "And the advantage is, you know, when you've got a governor on your side, whoa!" Schweitzer says in the speech. "You...
  • Howard Dean: McCain campaign appeals to the "worst in human beings"

    09/14/2008 10:55:05 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 25 replies · 216+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 9-14-08
    RENTON (WA)— Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told Barack Obama supporters Saturday that Washington needs a huge Obama victory to "carry" into office Democrats whose wins are less certain. Specifically, he mentioned Gov. Christine Gregoire, who is in a tight race with Republican challenger Dino Rossi, and Democrat Darcy Burner, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert in the 8th Congressional District. Dean, a 2004 presidential candidate and former governor of Vermont, gave an impassioned speech to a crowd of Democrats packed into the Renton Carpenters Hall. The crowd cheered madly as Dean told them the McCain campaign appeals...
  • Unions Bargain At Table With Governor Whose Re-election They're Helping Fund

    09/12/2008 2:58:09 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 9 replies · 234+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2008 | Sonya D. Jones and John R. Lott, Jr.
    Democrats are expected to make strong gains in state legislatures this fall, but what do these stronger Democratic majorities mean? A look at Washington State may show what is in store for the rest of the country. Public employee unions are handing over vast amounts of money to the incumbent governor's re-election campaign, while the governor is simultaneously sitting at the bargaining table negotiating contracts with these very unions. If it seems inappropriate for the governor, Christine Gregoire, who is locked in a very tight re-election, to benefit personally from the parties that her office is negotiating with, that's just...
  • New Rasmussen Poll: McCain/Obama statistically tied in Washington; Rossi up 6

    09/12/2008 9:56:01 AM PDT · by swmopatriot · 70 replies · 385+ views
    WA: Obama 49, McCain 47 Gregoire 46 Rossi 52
  • Palin Energizes GOP Hopefuls.

    09/11/2008 10:56:52 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 13 replies · 222+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 12, 2008 | GREG HITT
    The McCain-Palin ticket's rise in the polls is giving optimism to Republican candidates down the ballot as well, helping lift fund raising and stirring excitement among supporters. Republican Party officials tracking congressional races and gubernatorial contests suggest they have seen an increase in volunteers since Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Aug. 29. The following week, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $247,382 in online donations -- double its take for all of August. The average contribution that week was $101, the low-dollar total suggesting enthusiasm among grass-roots supporters. Republican candidates across the country...
  • Unions Bargain At Table With Governor Whose Re-election They're Helping Fund

    09/11/2008 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 139+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2008 | SONYA D. JONES AND JOHN R. LOTT JR
    Democrats are expected to make strong gains in state legislatures this fall, but what do these stronger Democratic majorities mean? A look at Washington State may show what is in store for the rest of the country.Public employee unions are handing over vast amounts of money to the incumbent governor's re-election campaign, while the governor is simultaneously sitting at the bargaining table negotiating contracts with these very unions. If it seems inappropriate for the governor, Christine Gregoire, who is locked in a very tight re-election, to benefit personally from the parties that her office is negotiating with, that's just your...
  • Terry McAuliffe eyes Virginia gubernatorial run

    09/11/2008 11:51:12 AM PDT · by JZelle · 20 replies · 281+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-11-08 | Gary Emerling
    Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party chairman and head of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, is weighing a run for Virginia governor next year. Mr. McAuliffe, 51, a frequent TV commentator and Democratic spokesman, fanned rumors at the party's nominating convention in Denver when he talked to Virginia delegates, then declined to rule out a run when speaking with reporters. A top McAuliffe aide, Tracy Sefl, said Wednesday that Mr. McAuliffe has been "inundated" by well-wishers in the state urging him to run. "He's really flattered, and his position is the same, that he's not ruling out anything,"...
  • Montana Democrat Governor Schweitzer Claims To Have Rigged 2006 Election

    09/11/2008 7:20:53 AM PDT · by Quaker · 31 replies · 206+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 11, 2001 | Quaker
    Culture Of Corruption Firebrand Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer bragged to a convention of trial lawyers to have rigged the 2006 Montana’s elections in favor of the Democrat Party.
  • Longtime lawmaker sets sights higher (NJ assemblyman, Richard A. Merkt, wants to run for Governor)

    09/10/2008 1:51:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 169+ views ^ | 08.28.08 | ELISE YOUNG
    A six-term Republican assemblyman from Morris County today said it was time for a career change. Richard A. Merkt, 59, said he won't seek another term in the lower house and will instead focus on winning the gubernatorial election in 2009. “My vision is to give [government] back much more to the people than it has been in years,” said Merkt, announcing at a Morristown news conference that he'd formed an exploratory committee. The top issues Merkt said he would confront if he decides to run for governor would be New Jersey’s economy, funding for public schools and rising property...
  • Markell Gets The Democratic Party's Nod For Governor. (De)

    09/10/2008 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Impy · 46 replies · 893+ views
    WILM ^ | September 10, 2008 | Ted Efaw
    The Democratic primary for Governor was the most hotly contested race in the state. It pitted Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor against the State Treasurer. Tuesday night, Democrats made their choice..Jack Markell. Markell thinks Delawareans, in the end, voted for him, because they believed he offered the best opportunity to move the state forward. For John Carney,it was a disappointing loss, but he says he will support the Democratic nominee in November and he urged his supporters to do the same.
  • McCrory now in lead for Governor

    09/09/2008 6:12:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 166+ views
    WTDV-TV News Channel 11 ^ | September 09, 2008
    In an election for North Carolina Governor Tuesday, September 9th, 8 weeks to the vote, Republican Mayor of Charlotte Pat McCrory seesaws into the lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue 49% to 41%, according to this latest SurveyUSA election tracking poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV in Raleigh. This poll asked of 671 likely voters the following question (more details on poll collection at bottom): If the election for a North Carolina Governor were today, would you vote for (choices rotated) Republican Pat McCrory? Democrat Beverly Perdue? Or Libertarian Mike Munger? 49% Pat McCrory (R) 41% Beverly Perdue (D) 5%...
  • Teeter-Totter in NC Governor Race Tips Republican (Palin Has Coattails for McCrory!)

    09/09/2008 3:12:07 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 15 replies · 177+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 09/09/2008 | SurveyUSA
    In an election for North Carolina Governor today, 09/09/08, 8 weeks to the vote, Republican Mayor of Charlotte Pat McCrory seesaws into the lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue 49% to 41%, according to this latest SurveyUSA election tracking poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV in Raleigh. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released four weeks ago, McCrory is up 5 points and is in the lead for the first time; Perdue is down 6 points and trails for the first time. Libertarian Mike Munger, a professor at Duke University, takes 5% of the vote today, unchanged from one month...
  • Why McCain may take Washington State - Dem Gov in Corruption Scandal

    09/09/2008 9:09:08 AM PDT · by sunmars · 25 replies · 142+ views
    “Gov. Chris Gregoire has benifited from more than $650,000 in campaigncontributions from American Indian tribes.” “Gregoire killed a gambling compact potentially worth more than $140million a year to the state.” “It’s a payoff,” said University of Nevada-Las Vegas professor WilliamThompson, who has been studying tribal gambling since 1988. “Sheshouldn’t take any campaign money, nor should her political party, andit smells too quid pro quo for my liking.”
  • SurveyUSA: In Washington State, McCain-Palin Slices Into Obama-Biden (Palin Helping Dino Rossi)

    09/08/2008 7:29:34 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 94 replies · 399+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 09/08/08 | SurveyUSA
    Democrat Barack Obama's once double-digit lead in Washington state is no more, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KING-TV Seattle and KATU-TV Portland Oregon. In an election today, 09/08/08, eight weeks till votes are counted, it's Obama 49%, McCain 45%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 4 weeks ago (before both candidates had named their running mates), Obama is down 2 points; McCain is up 1. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 8 weeks ago, Obama is down 6; McCain is up 6. Obama led by 17 points in June, led by 16 points in July, led...
  • Obama's lead in Wash. state dwindling (Now leads 49 to 45, Rossi leads 48-47)

    09/08/2008 3:02:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 152+ views
    A new poll commissioned by KING 5 shows Republican John McCain gaining ground on Democrat Barack Obama in the state of Washington. The SurveyUSA poll found that in an election today, it's Obama 49 percent, McCain 45 percent. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll four weeks ago - before both candidates had named their running mates - Obama is down 2 points; McCain is up 1. And the McCain/Palin surge may be reflected in the race for governor as well. With eight weeks to go, Survey USA polled likely voters and found Obama’s double-digit lead in June has shrunk to...
  • Corzine takes on US Attorney Chris Christie in arena of ethics reform

    09/05/2008 5:33:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 184+ views
    star ledger ^ | 08.31.08 | bob braun
    Bad news for straying Democrats. Maybe even "dramatically" bad news. Gov. Jon Corzine says he's running for re-election next year and knows corruption will be an issue -- especially if U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is his opponent. So he will try to get ahead on the issue, and that could mean some fellow Democrats might pay the cost. "I've already been criticized by my party for how aggressive our Attorney General's Office has been," said Corzine in an exclusive interview at the end of last week's Democratic National Convention in Denver. "But I want to give the people of New...
  • Kasich says run possible in 2010 for governor

    09/04/2008 6:56:24 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 13 replies · 120+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 09/04/2008 | BLADE STAFF
    - Republican John Kasich has announced nothing yet, but conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity may have done it for him yesterday when he referred to the former Columbus-area congressman as "the next governor of the state of Ohio." At the Republican National Convention, Mr. Kasich sounded a lot like a candidate when he spoke to the Ohio delegation. He's been making the county GOP dinner rounds in Ohio, and he's created a political action committee called Recharge Ohio, whose most immediate aim is to keep the Ohio House in Republican hands on Nov. 4. He called Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland...
  • The real Rudy Giuliani can revive N.Y.

    09/03/2008 1:37:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 147+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 02 2008 | REIHAN SALAM
    When Rudy Giuliani addresses the Republican National Convention as expected Wednesday night, it might be his last big moment in the political spotlight. It doesn't have to be. With New York State's gubernatorial race coming up in 2010, Giuliani has a rare chance to make up for his mistakes since leaving office. Instead of just making money, Giuliani can make a difference by helping to revive the GOP as a truly national party. More importantly, he has the chops and the experience to reform Albany and deliver New Yorkers the smarter, more responsive, more effective government they deserve. Before we...
  • Perdue woos Cabarrus voters (NC Gov race)

    08/27/2008 8:35:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 100+ views
    The Independent Tribune ^ | August 27, 2008 | Ben McNeely
    And right now, Perdue and McCrory are in a statistical dead heat, according to a poll taken by SurveyUSA. The poll, released on Aug. 12, said Perdue was leading 47 percent to McCrory’s 43, but there is a 4 percent margin of error. The same poll said Libertarian candidate Mike Munger, a political science professor at Duke University, is polling at 5 percent, complicating the race for governor.
  • Florida Democrats revel in gained ground

    08/26/2008 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 11 replies · 205+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | August 26, 2008 | Adam C. Smith
    DENVER — Four years after leaving office, former Sen. Bob Graham looked every bit the political star Monday, surrounded by beaming Florida fans and well-wishers. But more striking was the action around him at the Florida delegation breakfast: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston had her own throng of fans, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was fielding questions about another statewide run, and all over the hotel ballroom people speculated about Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink running for governor or U.S. Senate in two years. "Democrats went through a period in which the bench got very shallow. Now I think...
  • McCain, Nixon lead in Missouri [Public Policy Polling, McCain +10, D-Nixon (gov) +6, likeleys]

    08/20/2008 10:53:35 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 12 replies · 254+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Aug 20 2008 | unknown
    Raleigh, N.C. – John McCain has expanded his lead over Barack Obama in Missouri, according to the newest survey from Public Policy Polling. McCain’s advantage is 50-40, a seven point increase from PPP’s July poll, which showed him leading by just three points. Obama’s biggest issue is with white voters, who support McCain by a 56-35 margin. “There aren’t enough black voters in Missouri for Barack Obama to win it if he can’t make things more competitive among white voters,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “That’s going to be his challenge if he wants to have any...
  • Newsom names South to campaign team

    08/19/2008 4:19:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 107+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/19/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is shaping the inner circle of his campaign for governor, naming veteran Democratic strategist Garry South as a top adviser. Newsom, a Democrat who announced he was exploring a run for governor in 2010 last month, is also tapping veterans of the Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns for polling and day-to-day campaign operations. His longtime political adviser, San Francisco-based consultant Eric Jaye, will serve as campaign director. But the key new addition is South, who served as chief strategist for Gov. Gray Davis' two successful campaigns in 1998 and 2002. In 2006, South was the...
  • NC: McCain Holds 4% Lead, Dole/Perdue Also Lead

    08/12/2008 7:51:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 126+ views
    The Hedgehog Report ^ | August 12, 2008
    Survey USA seems to be getting back into the state polling game. Yesterday it was Virginia and earlier today was Kentucky. Now they have released a new poll from North Carolina that shows John McCain slipping slightly and sees his lead falling to 4%. PRESIDENT - NORTH CAROLINA (Survey USA) John McCain (R) 49% Barack Obama (D) 45% In the race for US Senate, Elizabeth holds a 5% lead over Democratic challenger Kay Hagan. US SENATE - NORTH CAROLINA (Survey USA) Elizabeth Dole (R-inc) 46% Kay Hagan (D) 41% And in the race for Governor, Democrat Bev Perdue holds a...
  • Dem cameraman is evicted from Dino Rossi event

    08/12/2008 6:27:55 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 35 replies · 126+ views
    Seattle ^ | August 12, 2008 | David Postman and Andrew Garber
    Off-duty police officers last week forcibly removed a Democratic Party cameraman from a news conference where the Seattle Police Officers' Guild was giving its endorsement to Republican Dino Rossi. Guild members threatened the young man with arrest and made an emergency call to 911, bringing uniformed officers to the scene. Cameraman Kelly Akers was warned about trespassing. "There's no fine, no penalty, no request for charges," said Seattle police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. Rossi is running for governor against Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. The incident Thursday was the roughest implementation yet of Rossi's long-standing policy not to allow Democratic Party workers...

    08/11/2008 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 23 replies · 1,275+ views
    (Vanity) ^ | 8-11-08
    I need ballot help from the Washington State Forum. Would any of you mind moving the discussion to this thread so that I can get a handle on the candidates? This impressive video is Randy Neatherlin running for Representative District No. 35 Position No. 2.
  • Washington Governor’s Race Getting Closer

    08/08/2008 5:16:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 153+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 8, 2008
    As Election Day draws closer, the governor’s race in Washington, a replay of the 2004 contest, keeps getting more competitive. Incumbent Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire now leads by just four percentage points. A month ago, she was up by six points over Republican challenger Dino Rossi. Two months ago, the incumbent held a seven-point lead and the month before that, Governor Gregoire enjoyed aneleven-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Gregoire attracting 47% of the vote while Rossie earns 43%. This is the second straight month that Greogoire’s support has stayed below the 50% mark....
  • Mitt could doom one Demo

    08/07/2008 8:46:28 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 14 replies · 106+ views ^ | Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Democrat Bob Springmeyer said Wednesday his race would be all but over if Mitt Romney is chosen as Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate. "If McCain picks Romney for the ticket, I can go fishing for the rest of the campaign," Springmeyer told the Deseret News with a smile, suggesting he would have little hope of defeating GOP Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. with such a popular Republican on the ballot.
  • Hulshof defeats Steelman in GOP gubernatorial primary

    08/06/2008 12:52:51 AM PDT · by Impy · 64 replies · 276+ views
    The Missourian ^ | 8-6-08 | staff and wire services
    KANSAS CITY - Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Tuesday's Republican primary. Hulshof will take on Attorney General Jay Nixon in November's general election. Hulshof received 49.2 percent of the vote to Steelman's 44.7 percent - a margin of more than 17,000 votes.
  • What if Feinstein ran for governor?

    08/04/2008 12:50:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 182+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/4/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    The rumor mill about whether Dianne Feinstein, the popular Democratic senator, will run for governor heats up every now and again. It began to simmer last week, after the San Francisco Chronicle's Matier and Ross published a private poll showing her beating another would-be Democratic candidate, Attorney General Jerry Brown, 50 to 24 percent. Brown, who served two terms as governor before term limits were enacted, has been the early frontrunner among the politcal chattering class. In fact, in that same published poll, Brown was the top choice when Feinstein wasn't included, besting San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Los...
  • If Feinstein's in, Dem rivals should bow out

    08/03/2008 10:14:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 144+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/3/8 | Willie Brown
    Will she? Won't she? And what if she does? That poll Matier and Ross published in The Chronicle showing Sen. Dianne Feinstein beating out all the other Democrats hands down in the governor's primary for 2010 is driving all the other wannabe candidates crazy, especially Attorney General Jerry Brown. I know Dianne has talked to at least one person about the governor's race. But she will never say so publicly, because if it got out that she was even "looking" at a possible run for governor, it would be the same as saying that she's in. But trust me, Dianne...
  • Sen. Boxer gets in shape to fight the Terminator (2010)

    07/31/2008 5:20:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies · 208+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 21, 2008 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Barbara Boxer is aggressively raising money in anticipation of a tough 2010 reelection bid that could pit her against the political star-power of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Democratic senator reported $3.5 million in cash on hand, compared with just $1 million at a similar point before she won her third term in 2004, according to campaign filings.
  • Poll finds favor if Feinstein ran for governor

    07/28/2008 7:53:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 60+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/28/8 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    State Attorney General Jerry Brown leads San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Democrats making noises about running for governor in 2010 - but if Sen. Dianne Feinstein were to jump into the pool, she would swamp them all, a new poll shows. On the Republican side, former Rep. Tom Campbell has a 2-1 edge over other possible candidates - ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and ex-eBay chief Meg Whitman. Although voters don't seem to know any of them very well.According to the statewide poll by JMM Research of Sacramento, Brown...
  • Lee kicks off campaign tour in Sussex (Delaware Gov race)

    07/24/2008 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 368+ views
    The Sussex Countian ^ | July 23, 2008 | Adam Huber
    It’s four years later and Bill Lee hasn’t missed a beat. Lee, who narrowly lost a run for governor in 2004 to Ruth Ann Minner, was in Georgetown Tuesday morning to kickoff his gubernatorial campaign. The prayer breakfast at the Georgetown Family Restaurant was the first of nine stops, across all three counties, and marked the beginning of what Lee hopes will be a different outcome this time around. “When I made the intelligent decision not to run, the convention challenged that decision,” Lee said at the Sussex GOP headquarters prior to the breakfast. “I’m grateful they did.” Although Lee...
  • Tom Campbell: Will Republicans Stop a Pan-Jihadist from Becoming California's Next Governor?

    07/23/2008 4:54:37 AM PDT · by KLFuchs · 14 replies · 117+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.Com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Republicans always claim the mantle of the anti-Jihadists. And for the most part, they are. But when a supporter of jihad and terrorism comes to the midst of the G.O.P., that anti-jihadist/counterterrorist mantle comes crashing down. The Republican Party simply refuses to denounce pan-Islamists in its midst...
  • 'Comeback' Rudy To Launch GOP Elex Fund

    07/19/2008 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 154+ views ^ | July 19, 2008 | Maggie Haberman and Carl Campanile
    Rudy Giuliani is launching a new fund-raising committee to dole out cash to New York GOP candidates - a move that could help him collect political chits as he weighs a run for governor, The Post has learned. It's the first major political move by the former mayor since his run for president flamed out in January. The Giuliani camp is expected to announce the creation of the committee as early as Monday. The same day, he'll hold a small fund-raiser at the Grand Havana Room on Fifth Avenue for his existing federal political action committee, Solutions America. Sources close...