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  • Michelle Lujan Grisham: Energetic and ‘all in’ (NM Dem Gov Candidate)

    07/18/2018 1:17:43 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 14, 2018 | Kent Walz
    The 58-year-old Lujan Grisham, whose political star has been on the rise for nearly a decade, says that upbringing helps steer her actions and beliefs. “I am socially liberal,” she says. “I believe in total equality. And I’m a fiscal conservative.” She says the numbers “don’t work” for either single payer or Medicare, but she believes health care is a right and ... would like to set in motion a number of changes to reduce costs, increase access and make it more fair. She is president of the Hispanic Caucus ... She has decried the separation of families and says...
  • Randy Boyd sets his pace in race to election day

    06/29/2018 4:33:41 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 18 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Dave Flessnor
    Randy Boyd is literally running to become Tennessee's next governor. The founder and chairman of Radio Systems in Knoxville is an avid marathon runner who turned his passion for running into a 537.3-mile run across the state over 13 weeks last year to introduce himself — and more importantly, he says, listen to what others are saying — in his first bid for elected office. Boyd's journey from Bristol to Memphis mirrors now-U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's famous walk across the state in his gubernatorial bid four decades ago — with a couple of differences. "I didn't wear a plaid shirt...
  • In Republican debate ... candidates for governor [trunc.] [Greg Lopez most pro-Trump]

    06/10/2018 8:51:05 AM PDT · by catnipman · 9 replies
    The Denverite ^ | 6/6/2018 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    Lopez said he couldn’t really find any policies he didn’t like [about Trump] — “I think he’s doing a great job,” Lopez said about Trump — but said he would like to see a different approach to NAFTA and dealing with Canada and Mexico.
  • Only 27 Candidates Seek The California Governor’s Office Today

    06/05/2018 10:32:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Everywhere is a bellwether in American politics these days. And every race allegedly tells you much of what might happen in the midterm elections on Nov. 6.In California, that just may be true in today’s primaries.The Republican Party remains a sad-sack affair statewide in the country’s most populous state.But it does currently hold potentially the critical balance that could keep the House for the GOP or swing it to the Nancy Pelosi crowd. She only needs 23 more House seats to regain the Speaker’s gavel from retiring Paul Ryan.In California, the GOP presently holds seven seats in House districts...
  • (NJ Gov.) Murphy: Raising gas tax (again) not popular but necessary

    05/24/2018 5:56:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 36 replies
    It’s not the news New Jersey drivers wanted to hear. This week we got word that gas tax collections have fallen behind expectations in the Garden State, which means the gas tax could be increased by 3 or 4 cents a gallon this fall. When lawmakers approved a plan to hike the gas tax almost 23 cents a gallon back in 2016 in order to fund the Transportation Trust Fund, the law was written in such a way to guarantee that a predictable level of revenue would be generated every year. If gasoline sales dip, according to the law, the...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Meg Whitman Backs Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for California Governor

    05/24/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/24/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Billionaire Meg Whitman, who was the Republican nominee for California governor in 2010 and lost to Jerry Brown, is backing Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa for governor in 2018. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Whitman, the billionaire former eBay CEO who spent $144 million of her own money on her failed run in 2010, is co-hosting a fundraiser Thursday night for Villaraigosa in Silicon Valley.” A source close to Whitman told the Chronicle, “Meg has endorsed Antonio because, although she is a Republican, she believes he’s the best candidate for the job. Meg believes that Antonio is stronger than (Lt. Gov.)...
  • Three women accuse Iowa governor candidate of sexual misconduct

    05/23/2018 3:24:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | John Bowden
    Democratic Iowa gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. Three women told the newspaper that Boulton, one of multiple Democrats running in June's primary for his party's nomination, touched them in a sexual manner without their consent. One woman said Boulton repeatedly grabbed her from behind at a bar in 2015, while two others say the candidate inappropriately touched them more than a decade ago when they and Boulton were students together in law school.
  • Georgia Election: Cagle, Kemp headed to runoff for GOP nomination

    05/22/2018 8:56:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 22, 2018 | Greg Bluestein
    Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will face Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a July runoff, after the two emerged as the top finalists Tuesday in the five-man race for the Republican nomination for Georgia governor. Cagle has prepared his run for governor for a decade and had the highest profile in the Republican field thanks to three statewide victories and robust fundraising. But despite campaign fundraising that vastly exceeded his opponents, he failed to get a majority of the vote and avoid a runoff. He’ll face Kemp, who used a series of provocative ads to help him emerge from the...
  • Trump Tweet: California finally deserves a great Governor ...

    05/18/2018 5:36:37 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 41 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | 5/18/18 | President Trump
    California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime and lowering taxes. John Cox is the man - he’ll be the best Governor you’ve ever had. I fully endorse John Cox for Governor and look forward to working with him to Make California Great Again!
  • Lots of choices and races for Pennsylvania primary voters (PA primary today)

    05/15/2018 9:05:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    The times Herald ^ | 05/15/18 | Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG, Pa. >> Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for Tuesday’s primary, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor. Also on the card are a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, a Republican primary to pick who will take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in the fall, House races in the wake of the major redistricting case and a host of open seats in the Legislature. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and elections officials emphasize that the redistricting decision did not change the polling...
  • Prosecutors drop case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

    05/14/2018 3:57:24 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 68 replies
    The Washington Tmes ^ | 5/14/2018 | Victor Morton
    Missouri state prosecutors have dropped their criminal case against the Republican governor. Gov. Eric Greitens had been accused of invasion of privacy for taking a nude picture of the woman with whom he’d been having an affair. According to ABC News, prosecutors still want charges brought against the governor, but want a special prosecutor to bring them later. Prosecutors have acknowledged not having the supposed picture.
  • Michigan’s Muslim Nominee For Governor – Question About SHARIA LAW Infuriates Him.

    05/13/2018 2:10:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 53 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    If you are running for office, you should expect to be asked a myriad of questions. It comes with the territory. None of us should be surprised to discover the first ever nominee for governor of any state within the US happens to be in Michigan. The largest Muslim population in the US lies in Michigan, and now we are witnessing the result of the Muslim invasion of the United States. It had been predicted years back that eventually Sharia law would be present in the United States. Why is that a frightening thought? Here are a list of rules...
  • John Kasich not sure how much he’ll support Republican in Ohio governor’s race

    05/13/2018 9:01:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2018 | John Seewer - AP
    TOLEDO, Ohio — Fresh off a victory in Ohio’s primary election, the Democratic nominee for the state’s top office is reaching out to supporters of outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, whose policies have alienated many GOP supporters in recent years. Democrat Richard Cordray, who led the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, pledged in a video his campaign released Friday that he’ll maintain Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid and the state’s privatized economic development office, which critics say lacks accountability. “Gov. Kasich recently said he’s worried about two issues: Medicaid expansion and JobsOhio. So this message is for Ohioans...
  • Georgia governor candidate vows to 'round up criminal illegals' with own truck if necessary

    05/11/2018 2:31:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/09/18 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Calling himself a “politically incorrect conservative,” Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said he could personally “round up criminal illegals” in his truck if needed in his latest campaign ad. Sitting in a Ford F350, Brian Kemp, the current Republican secretary of state, said, “I got a big truck, just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take them home myself.” “Yep, I just said that,” Kemp said. “If you want a politically incorrect conservative, that’s me.”
  • OK: Constitutional Carry Heads to Governor Fallin's Desk

    05/06/2018 8:57:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 May, 2018, the Oklahoma Senate passed SB 1212, Constitutional Carry. The bill is now headed to Governor Fallin's desk. The popular bill passed both the House and the Senate by veto proof margins. From koko.com: OKLAHOMA CITY — On a 33-8 vote, the Oklahoma Senate Wednesday night passed the controversial "constitutional carry" bill. The Senate went into session Wednesday night and passed Senate Bill 1212, which would recognize the rights of law-abiding Oklahoma residents to carry a firearm for self defense without having to first obtain a government mandated license.  On 25 April, 2018, the Oklahoma House...
  • Shock Poll: Travis Allen and John Cox Pass Antonio Villaraigosa in CA Governor’s Race

    04/26/2018 6:27:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/26/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Two Republicans, businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), have now passed former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the race for California governor, according to a new poll. Cox has 18 percent of likely voters and Allen has 16 percent, according to the University of California Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Poll, as reported by the Fresno Bee. Villaraigosa is a distant fourth, at just 9 percent. All trail Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who is at 30 percent. But Villaraigosa’s fall is stunning. He had 17 percent of likely voters in December, according to the poll. But...
  • Cynthia Nixon Gains Ground on Andrew Cuomo in N.Y. Governor's Race

    04/24/2018 8:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2018 | Rod Kackley
    New York magazine writer Jessica Pressler declared onApril 15 that Cynthia Nixon had pushed Gov. Andrew Cuomo so far to the left that the actress had already won the Democratic nomination for governor. Mic writer A.P. Joyce pointed to Cuomo’s executive order that gives paroled felons the right to vote, along with an agreement to end the power-sharing agreement between the state Senate GOP caucus and Democrats who often sided with the GOP as evidence of Cuomo’s new lean to the port side of New York state politics. “While some progressive activists cheered her entry into the race, many established...
  • Warning signs: NY Governor seems to be losing his cool

    04/23/2018 3:23:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The New York Post checked in on the New York gubernatorial race this weekend to see how Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding up now that he has a celebrity primary challenger in the form of Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon. If we’re only going by optics and perceived “coolness” of the Governor, not very well apparently. There’s been some typical state campaign maneuvering going on, none of which is particularly out of the ordinary around here, but Cuomo has reportedly been issuing threats and strongarming people across the liberal spectrum. And there are signs that he’s...
  • Vermont Governor Flips, Signs Massive New Gun-Control Law

    04/18/2018 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 12, 2018 4:25 pm | Stephen Gutowski
    In a stark reversal Vermont governor Phil Scott (R) signed a sweeping new gun-control bill into law on Wednesday.To shouts of "traitor" and "BS," Scott signed S. 55, which institutes sweeping new gun-control measures. The law bans the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21, bans the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, bans private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer, and bans the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks. Anyone convicted of breaking the provisions of...
  • Vermont Gov. Caves, Signs Ban on Private Gun Sales After Campaigning on No New Gun Control

    04/18/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has caved and signed a ban on private on gun sales after running a gubernatorial campaign in which he rejected the need for more gun control. The legislation banning private gun sales also bans the sale of “high capacity” magazines and bump stocks. And it raises the age for long gun purchases to 21 throughout the state. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the “high capacity” magazine ban limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds and handgun magazines to 15 rounds.Scott pointed to a foiled attack on Vermont’s Fair Haven Union High School as justification for...