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  • 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
  • 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...
  • Andrew Gillum and the Mystery of 311 East Jennings Street

    11/02/2018 7:50:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | November 2, 2018 | Steve Miller
    Among the many questions about an FBI corruption probe that is nagging Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum – one that could follow the Democrat uptown to the governor's mansion if he wins election next week – is something few people outside Florida are asking: What does his political rise have to do with 311 E. Jennings St.? An arcane question, perhaps. Yet the Tallahassee address offers a window into how politics is done in Florida's capital, and may say a lot about how Bernie Sanders-endorsed leftist has mastered the game.
  • Stefanowski is ahead in new Hearst/SHU Poll (CT Gov)

    11/01/2018 3:19:30 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Nov 1, 2018 | Ken Dixon
    Republican Bob Stefanowski has inched ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont by 2.4 percent in the governor’s race, which remains a statistical tie heading into the final weekend before Election Day, the latest Hearst Connecticut Media Group/Sacred Heart University Poll finds. The poll, released Thursday afternoon, shows that Stefanowski is now up 40 percent to 37.6 percent, with unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel of Hartford at 9 percent. Just over 12 percent of those surveyed remain undecided. Stefanowski gained a 5.8 percent point swing over two weeks, the poll finds. Lesley DeNardis, executive director of the Institute for Public Policy at Sacred...
  • Sunshine State Poll: Dead Heat in Florida for Governor, Senate Races

    11/01/2018 3:18:55 AM PDT · by LoicW · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/18 | Kyle Morris
    A Cygnal poll released on Wednesday shows the candidates for Florida’s Senate and Gubernatorial races neck in neck as election day nears. The poll, conducted by telephone from Oct. 27-29, revealed a statistical tie between governor hopefuls Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis. Of the 495 likely Florida voters polled, 47.3 percent support DeSantis, while 46.7 percent intend to vote for Gillum. One-point-four percent of voters are undecided on who to vote for and five percent of voters prefer a third-party candidate. Men prefer DeSantis 51 percent to 46 percent. Women prefer Gillum 48 percent to 45 percent. According...
  • Gillum to Trevor Noah: DeSantis has given 'too much harbor to racists and xenophobes and [tr]

    10/30/2018 9:24:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) said late Tuesday that he believes his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis (Fla.), has given “too much harbor to racists and xenophobes and anti-Semites.” “He’s spoken at conferences with them,” Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, said when questioned by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah about his opponent being dogged by allegations of racism. “He authored a book justifying slavery,” Gillum added, apparently referring to DeSantis's 2011 book, “Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.”
  • Judge orders Ga. officials to stop tossing absentee ballots over signatures

    10/25/2018 3:45:59 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2018 | Amy Gardner
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Georgia election officials to stop summarily tossing absentee ballots because of mismatched signatures, delivering a crucial win to voting-rights advocates — and to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams — less than two weeks before Election Day.
  • Andrew Gillum Cries Racism When Asked About His Scandals

    10/24/2018 10:22:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2018 | Charles W. Cooke
    Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for the governorship of Florida, is responding to the widely reported news that he has been caught lying about perks he received while in office by accusing those who have noticed the stories of racism. Per Politico, “documents turned over to the Florida Commission on Ethics” show that Gillum has misled the public in at least two ways. First, by accepting tickets to the broadway show Hamilton from an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a lobbyist, and then pretending that he believed they had been purchased by his brother. Second, by staying at...
  • Can Florida Afford a 'Governor Andrew Gillum'?

    10/23/2018 5:03:27 PM PDT · by BenghaziMemoriam · 28 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Nancy Smith
    James Madison Institute's just-released analysis of the two main governor candidates' economic platforms could wither a cactus. Most of us realize Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum have wildly contrasting economic plans, but I don't think we ever truly understood how much our choice on Nov. 6 could cost Florida and affect Floridians' way of life, perhaps for generations. Ron DeSantis' platform would maintain Florida’s status as a low tax state and a national economic leader; Andrew Gillum's "would cost $2.6 billion in additional state taxes, not including his support for Medicare-For-All, which will raise taxes significantly more" and put Florida...
  • Where is Ron DeSantis?

    10/23/2018 2:33:18 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 85 replies
    10/22/18 | me
    Okay, I just need to ask; maybe I need encouragement. But...I'm worried about DeSantis and his chances. It's kind of like he's fallen off the map. I'm making calls on behalf of the RNC right now, but I don't even mention RNC on the call, just DeSantis. No exaggeration, and this is a side note, 90% of the phone numbers are bad. Back to RG...I don't hear anything from him. The ads I see are fluffy at best. I don't even know if Trump's mentioned him lately and/or if DJT is coming to FLA to get him over the line....
  • Breaking: Gov. Bill Walker drops out of campaign for Alaska governor

    10/19/2018 4:22:32 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 79 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10/19/2018 | Tegan Hanlon
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich against Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker made the announcement Friday afternoon at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott stepped down from both his office and the re-election campaign over unspecified "inappropriate comments" he made to a woman.