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  • In Narrow Victory, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Reelected For Second Term

    11/17/2019 7:12:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 11/16/19
    Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will win a second term as Louisiana governor, defeating his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone. Going into Saturday’s runoff election, surveys conducted by pollsters showed the two virtually tied, with few undecideds and neither candidate making significant inroads into the other’s base. Analysts had predicted the race would come down to who got their supporters to the polls. Urban ministers, organized labor and African-American politicians worked for the 53-year-old Edwards, who is the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. Rispone, a 70-year-old businessman making his first run for public office, had President Donald Trump at...
  • Live results for Louisiana’s governor’s race: John Bel Edwards vs. Eddie Rispone

    11/16/2019 1:53:20 PM PST · by entropy12 · 175 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/16/2019 | Li Zhou
    The contest is also an increasingly close one. Incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards faces a serious challenge from Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who’s attempted to tie himself tightly with Trump during the campaign. In the week ahead of the election, polling had the two candidates nearly tied, and Cook Political Report has classified the race as a “toss-up.”
  • Take Action! Wisconsin governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree

    11/14/2019 10:27:37 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 43 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 11/03/2019 | AFA Staff
    A battle is brewing in Wisconsin and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to a Washington Post article, Gov. Evers has said the Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree. Thus the War on Christmas continues. Those like Gov. Evers don't like the fact that the Christmas tree is identified with the Christian faith. Republican Scott Fitzgerald, the state Senate majority leader and...

    11/06/2019 6:48:54 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    AP ^ | 11/06/19
    GOP-Attorney General got -— 823k VOTES GOP-Agriculture Commissioner Got -— 821k VOTES GOP - Treasurer GOT -— 855K VOTES And then the GOP Governor - ONLY GOT -— 704k VOTES and the DEMOCRAT WON with 708k VOTES THERE IS NO WAY IN THE WORLD THOSE VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR GOP-Attorney General, GOP-Agriculture Commissioner, GOP - Treasurer DID NOT FOR THE GOP GOVERNOR !!!! Bevin, Matthew won be a LANDSLIDE!! VOTER FRAUD 100%!!! They also tried to STEAL Secretary of State but it was too much of a LANDSLIDE to make up.
  • Trump stumping in Mississippi ahead of tough governor’s race (Tupelo rally Friday night)

    11/01/2019 3:29:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    AP News ^ | 11/01/19 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi on Friday to try to shore up Republican support ahead of the state’s toughest governor’s race in nearly a generation, with two established politicians competing for the open seat. Four years ago, Mississippi’s Democratic nominee governor was a little-known trucker who did not vote for himself in the primary and went on to lose the general election by more than 34 percentage points. Republicans have held the Mississippi governorship for 24 of the past 28 years. This year, though, Democrats in this conservative Deep South state think they have...
  • President Trump returning to Louisiana to rally support for Eddie Rispone in governor's race

    10/31/2019 11:56:34 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    The (NOLA) Times Picayune ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Crisp
    President Donald Trump is heading to Monroe next week, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham confirmed Thursday. The president is making a second trip to Louisiana in two months to stump for Abraham's once-rival Eddie Rispone, who is attempting to stop Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards from getting a second term. "I appreciate (Trump) making the time to visit Monroe next week," Abraham, R-Alto, tweeted Thursday. "The people of Louisiana's 5th District love their President and support him all the way. His visit to northeast Louisiana will be a historic moment this region will never forget." The Monroe News-Star first reported that...
  • J.B. Pritzker 8th most unpopular governor in the country, poll says

    10/23/2019 2:41:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    chicago.suntimes ^ | 10/23/2019 | Tina Sfondeles
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker may have legalized recreational marijuana and ushered in a massive capital plan in his first year, but a Morning Consult poll finds he’s the eighth most unpopular governor in the country. While Pritzker’s approval rating has remained relatively steady, his disapproval rating has climbed, the poll found. Earlier this year, a Morning Consult poll found his favorability at 44%, with the latest poll clocking him at 43%. His disapproval rating has grown from 35% earlier this year to 42%. Unsurprisingly, the disapproval is coming from Republicans, who watched the political newcomer rush in a bevy of...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Fierce battle over rare Democratic governorship in South

    10/12/2019 8:19:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2019 | Melinda Deslatte
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only Democratic governor needed to win outright over five others in the field. President Donald Trump made a last-minute appeal to Louisiana's voters to reject Edwards. Edwards, Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official, faced two main GOP challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone. But three lesser-known contenders also could peel off a few...
  • Cooper rolls out climate plan; protesters call it 'sham'

    09/28/2019 7:08:21 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 9/27/2019 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — As students marched in locales around the world Friday to demand action to fight climate change, protesters disrupted a meeting in Raleigh to update state plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025. Gov. Roy Cooper set the ambitious goal a year ago and created a state Climate Change Interagency Council to help meet it. "This is an imperative for this administration," he said Friday. While the Southern Environmental Law Center, the League of Conservation Voters and other environmental advocates praised the plan, some protesters called it a "greenwash" that doesn't go far enough.
  • First: Vermont GOP Governor Supports Impeachment Inquiry

    09/27/2019 8:26:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | Karen Townsend
    The Governor of Vermont is the first Republican chief executive to publicly come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Governor Phil Scott said at a press conference Thursday that he isn’t surprised about the allegations against the president because he has “watched him over the years.”Scott is a frequent critic of Trump so maybe it should be said that this stance by Vermont’s governor isn’t surprising, either. He can have the satisfaction, I guess, that he’s the first Republican governor to publicly support the Democrats’ impeachment agenda. When pressed by reporters, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine...
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Stacey Abrams Defends Refusal to Concede Georgia Governors Race: ‘The Game Is Rigged’

    08/19/2019 10:35:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2019 | Jack Crowe
    Stacey Abrams defended her refusal to concede last year’s Georgia gubernatorial election on Monday, arguing that adhering to the democratic norm of conceding to a victorious opponent would make her “complicit” in a “rigged” system. Abrams has consistently refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of Republican Brian Kemp’s November gubernatorial victory and cites the dynamics of her loss as the motivating factor behind the launch of her national voting-rights-advocacy group Fair Fight 2020. During a Monday appearance on CBS This Morning, Abrams pushed back on the suggestion that her denial of the election result’s legitimacy resembles President Trump’s 2016 flirtation with...
  • Fairfax to take legal action against accusers, as statute of limitations apparently expires

    08/06/2019 5:37:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/30/19 | Garrett Tenney, Brooke Singman
    Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is planning to take legal action against the women accusing him of sexual assault and is arguing that the allegations were made to do “nothing more” than smear his reputation and political career, Fox News has learned. It is not clear what type of legal action Fairfax plans to take or when details of those plans will emerge. His spokeswoman suggested it could be anywhere from the next few weeks to the next few months. The move comes just days after the statute of limitations for his first accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, apparently expired. Tyson...
  • Construction of huge telescope in Hawaii to resume after protests, court battles

    07/13/2019 12:47:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 11, 2019 | The Associated Press
    The Thirty Meter Telescope is being built atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain Illustration showing the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.Thirty Meter Telescope / via AP file HONOLULU -- Construction on a giant telescope will start again next week after lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those who say building it on Hawaii's tallest mountain will desecrate land sacred to some Native Hawaiians. State officials announced Wednesday that the road to the top of Mauna Kea mountain on the Big Island will be closed starting Monday as equipment is delivered. Scientists revere the...
  • California Dumps Gray Davis, Elects Arnold (FLASHBACK)

    06/29/2019 5:15:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 2003 | Dan Collins
    California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis on Tuesday and replaced him with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, bringing an end to a remarkable campaign that featured one of the planet's best-known entertainers and captivated an international audience. "I will not fail you, I will not disappoint you, and I will not let you down," the Republican Schwarzenegger vowed after receiving a phone call from Davis conceding the race. The Democratic incumbent became the first California governor pried from office, and only the second nationwide to be recalled. Davis was elected to a second term just 11 months ago with less than 50...
  • Fairfax 'seriously' considering a run for governor, says sexual abuse scandal raised his profile

    06/23/2019 6:42:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/19 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax is "seriously" mulling a run for the commonwealth's highest office and suggested that the multiple sexual misconduct allegations have helped raise his profile. **SNIP** Despite being accused of sexual assault by two women, however, Fairfax is convinced that the publicity will ultimately help him. “Many people a year ago would not have recognized me, now they really do,” Fairfax explained. “People come up to me at gas stations, they say, ‘Hey, we recognize you. We love you. We know what they are saying about you is false.’" In February, Scripps college associated professor Vanessa...
  • Paul LePage has a new job – tending bar in Maine

    06/16/2019 7:17:19 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 21 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/16/2019 | AP
    <p>The former Maine governor lands a summer job at a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor.</p> <p>BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s wife won’t be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender.</p>
  • Begging for Help: NM Gov Changing Her Tune on Immigration

    06/03/2019 3:53:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 5/25/19 | Sarah Cowgill
    The radical-leftist governor of New Mexico, who sent National Guard troops packing in February, needs federal help now, it seems. She’s in the Swamp to beg for funding as illegal immigrants overwhelm the state. After months of neglecting the border cities and towns, toeing the DC elite party line of no “crisis” here, and facing a veritable citizens’ revolt in the Land of Enchantment, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is demanding federal government assistance for the dire situation – one she exacerbated through indifference to constituents.Michelle Lujan Grisham And it comes on the heels of yet another county drawing a line...
  • Stealth AOC ‘Green New Deal’ now the law in New Mexico, voters be damned!

    05/27/2019 9:17:22 AM PDT · by LUV W · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Daniel Turner
    By now, the public is well aware of the “Green New Deal” proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They have not responded well to calls for forced veganism and banning airplanes, let alone giving up the American way of life made possible by cheap energy. But while Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of “Green New Deal” state by state. It’s a smart tactic. They get friendly, left-leaning state legislators and governors, most of whom they financially backed in the past election,...