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  • State Capitol Janitor Frank Surprised to Find He’s Virginia’s New Governor

    02/10/2019 9:10:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Peedmont ^ | 2/10/19 | The Peedmont Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — Explaining that he had no idea he was even in the line of succession to become the leader of the Commonwealth, Frank Donahue, the State Capitol’s head janitor, arrived at work to discover that he was now Virginia’s governor, sources confirmed Thursday. “This is all a shock to me,” Donahue remarked. Despite having spent the past seven years making sure the bathrooms outside of the Senate Chamber are clean, he is now poised to become the state’s governor due to his noticeably clean background. “I had overheard about the stuff Northam, Fairfax, and Herring were going through,...
  • New Song for the Governor of Virginia (I’m a Coonman)

    02/02/2019 2:57:34 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    Free Republic | February 2, 2019 | PittsburghAfterDark
    I hope some of you will remember this song.... I'm the Coonman Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub (I'm the Coonman) Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub...
  • Who Is Justin Fairfax? The Man Who Could Be Virginia’s Next Governor Is A 39-Year-Old Progressive

    02/02/2019 7:10:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 2/01/19 | Nathan Francis
    Justin Fairfax could soon be a household name, with the scandal enveloping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam potentially having Fairfax in line to become the nation’s youngest governor — and one of its most progressive. **SNIP** Virginia’s charter says that Fairfax would take over as governor and would appoint a new lieutenant governor, who would be up for a special election for the final two years of the term. Justin Fairfax is only the second African-American to be elected to a statewide office in Virginia, following only former Governor Douglas Wilder. He was elected lieutenant governor in 2017 after defeating Republican...
  • North Carolina GOP blasts Dem governor's 'folksy facade' after news of New York campaign kickoff

    01/31/2019 4:34:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/19 | Bradford Betz
    North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised a few eyebrows this week for reportedly scheduling a “re-election kickoff” event in a private New York City home rather than in his home state. “I hope you’ll join us in the Governor’s re-election kickoff event on Thursday,” reads an email that went out to Cooper’s supporters on Monday. The email promises “cocktails and conversation with Governor Roy Cooper.” It will reportedly take place in the home of Nik Mittal, a prominent investment fund manager, and fellow alum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. **SNIP** “By announcing his re-election campaign...
  • NY Bookstore Stands Against New Abortion Law, Closes Store To Mourn ‘Thousands of Babies That Will..

    01/26/2019 8:04:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | January 23, 2019 at 2:57pm | Steven Beyer
    A New York bookstore is taking a stand against a law that was signed in the Empire State on Tuesday legalizing late-term abortions.On Wednesday, Jon Speed, owner of the Jon Speed: The Book Scout in Syracuse, closed the doors of his business for one day in protest of a law that pro-abortion liberals literally celebrated.In a Facebook post, Speed wrote: “The book store is closed today. It is a day of mourning in New York. In honor of the thousands of babies that will die in the years to come, we shall not be collecting sales tax for this tyrannical...
  • Newsom family to move from historic mansion to $3.7 million home

    01/19/2019 7:05:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sophia Bollag
    California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by the Sacramento Bee. For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated.
  • Federal judge: Justice company continues to flout court order [WV]

    01/03/2019 9:45:45 AM PST · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | January 3, 2019 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says a company owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family continues to flout court directives even though it is already in contempt. Judge Irene Berger U.S. District Judge Irene Berger has ordered Justice Energy to provide greater financial information by Jan. 25 and to make its employees available for depositions by Feb. 15. The order was filed Wednesday and applies to a $1.23 million contempt order for Justice Energy. The filing was first reported by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Berger attached a pointed footnote to the order. “The Defendant’s decision to simply ignore Court...
  • Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

    12/09/2018 8:28:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 9, 2018
    Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Evers said he talked by telephone with Walker recently and appealed to him to veto the legislation, but that Walker was noncommittal. Evers, who will be sworn in Jan. 7 after narrowly defeating the two-term Republican last month, said Wisconsin voters did not elect him to fight over administrative powers with the GOP legislative majority. He said the lame-duck legislation approved by lawmakers after...
  • Abrams throws temper tantrum in loss to Kemp

    11/16/2018 2:21:49 PM PST · by ealgeone · 73 replies
    wsb radio | 11-16-2018 | ealgeone
    Abrams "concedes" she has lost the governor's election in Georgia. She said she won't call it a concession speech in a royal temper tantrum.
  • Editorial: Florida Turns Red With Republican Wins

    11/08/2018 1:03:34 PM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 29 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Staff
    Florida has turned from purple to red. For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans will hold every statewide office assuming Gov. Rick Scott’s narrow lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson holds up in an expected recount. Wins by Scott and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in the governor’s race complete the Republicans’ complete domination of what was once a swing state. And the biggest winner is President Donald Trump, who carried the state two years ago and campaigned hard for Scott and DeSantis. Scott and DeSantis won Tuesday by portraying their opponents as too out of touch, too...
  • Democrats gain governorships in red states

    11/07/2018 11:07:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | Reid Wilson
    Democratic candidates won governorships in seven Republican-held states on Tuesday as voters rebuked both President Trump and unpopular GOP governors in some of the deepest red territories in the country. Democratic candidates picked up open seats in Maine, Nevada, Michigan and New Mexico where Republican incumbents faced term limits. State Sen. Laura Kelly (D) beat out controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who ousted Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) in this year’s Republican primary. Billionaire hotel magnate J.B. Pritzker (D) easily outpaced Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in a race that cost both men tens of millions of dollars....
  • Georgia Governor Election Results (100% precincts reporting - Kemp at 50.5%)

    11/07/2018 3:41:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies
    NY Times reports: Brian Kemp leads by 1.9 percentage points, or 75,386 votes, over Stacey Abrams with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Kemp - 50.5% Abrams - 48.6% Metz - 0.9%
  • Ron DeSantis wins race for Florida governor

    11/06/2018 8:06:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2018 | Fox 13
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  • Fox News: KS Governor: Kelly - D Defeats Kobach - R

    11/06/2018 7:17:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    in Kansas, Democratic state senator Laura Kelly will beat GOP Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who in August defeated Governor Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary.
  • Fox News:Gov OK: Stitt - R Defeats Edmondson - D

    11/06/2018 6:36:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Businessman Kevin Stitt will succeed term-limited Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a fellow Republican, by defeating Democratic lawyer Drew Edmondson, the Fox News Decision Desk has projected.
  • Fox News: TN - Gov: Lee - R defeats Dean - D

    11/06/2018 5:17:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    In Tennessee, businessman Bill Lee will succeed Gov. Bill Haslam, a fellow Republican, by defeating Democrat Karl Dean, former mayor of Nashville.
  • Fox News: IL- Gov: Prizter - D defeats Rauner - R

    11/06/2018 5:02:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    The Fox News Decision Desk has determined that in Illinois, Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker will unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. He’ll become the richest governor in U.S. history.
  • A Caravan Worth Following: ‘CAUTION: Fraud Ahead’ Tour

    11/05/2018 6:42:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/18 | Katy Grimes
    Despite the media’s romance with the caravan invasion from Honduras and Mexico headed for the United States border, Jesse Rojas, President of Californians for Accountability PAC, is leading a legal caravan. Rojas is driving a box truck following the blue tour bus for gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. Calling it the “Caution: FRAUD AHEAD Tour“ Rojas and company are warning of “Lost jobs and higher taxes.”
  • UAW Scandals Show Why Michigan Needs to Keep Workers' Right to Work Protections

    11/03/2018 6:39:17 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 11 replies
    Holland Sentinel ^ | November 3 | Mark Mix
    According to the latest available U.S. Commerce Department data, the number of Michiganders employed in the auto and auto parts manufacturing industry is about half what it was at the turn of the millennium. United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses, who for decades have wielded their government-granted monopoly-bargaining power to foist counterproductive work rules and inefficient benefit plans on unionized autoworkers and automakers, bear a large part of the responsibility. Of the roughly 170,000 remaining Michigan auto manufacturing employees, it’s likely that more than 100,000 are subject to UAW officials’ monopoly-bargaining power. In order to keep their jobs, employees must...
  • Do Florida voters want socialism

    11/02/2018 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 2, 2018 | Brandon Arnold and Sal Nuzzo,
    As has been the case so many times in recent history, this year’s election in Florida might be the most important race to watch. The governor’s race is a proxy battle that pits a Trump-endorsed congressman against the Bernie Sanders-endorsed mayor of Tallahassee. Indeed, a Trump versus Bernie battle was what many expected to see in the 2016 presidential election – and may very well see in the future. The candidates for Florida governor, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum, are running on vastly different fiscal policy agendas in a race that could give political observers insight into what...