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  • The Top Three Ways Obama’s Mini-Me Jared Polis Wants to Fundamentally Transform Colorado

    09/14/2018 3:44:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    Democrat Congressman Jared Polis is running for Colorado governor on a platform largely constructed from the splintered and moldering remains of Barack Obama’s failed ideas. His opponent is two-term Colorado Treasurer and solid conservative Republican, Walker Stapleton. Polis would re-impose Obama-esque state government-controlled healthcare that has pounded family budgets with hundreds of dollars in monthly premiums for insurance they can’t even use because deductibles are so high. In Congress, Polis has introduced repeal of the Trump tax cuts that would steal thousands of dollars Colorado families are saving because of the new law, and cost the Colorado state budget hundreds...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass “her plan” rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...
  • How eight elite San Francisco families funded Gavin Newsom’s political ascent

    09/07/2018 8:39:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/07/2018 | SEEMA MEHTA, RYAN MENEZES, MALOY MOORE
    Gavin Newsom wasn’t born rich, but he was born connected — and those alliances have paid handsome dividends throughout his career. A coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families has backed him at every step of his political rise, which in November could lead next to his election as governor of California. San Francisco society’s “first families” — whose names grace museum galleries, charity ball invitations and hospital wards — settled on Newsom, 50, as their favored candidate two decades ago, said Willie Brown, former state Assembly speaker and former mayor of the city.
  • Gillum: Medicare for All Won’t Work in Florida Alone, We’d Need ‘Confederation of States’

    08/30/2018 4:06:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/29/18 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said that for Florida to do a Medicare for all system, “we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida.” Gillum stated, “Well, the budget deficit in this state is going to be largely driven by the great big tax giveaways that Republicans have pursued nearly every legislative session that I can remember. We know that the fastest growing part of the state’s budget is its healthcare costs....
  • Transgendered Dem nominee for Vermont governor is an anti-Christian bigot

    08/16/2018 9:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrat primary voters in Vermont have a handed a turnout-driver for Republicans nationwide by nominating Christine Hallquist, a man who pretends he is a woman (known for the moment as a "transgender woman") for governor.  The reason has nothing to do with voters' bigotry against people who pretend to be the other sex.  Rather, it is all about her (his? zir's?  Hallquist has yet to instruct us on which personal pronouns we are to use) bigotry toward Christians. Deidre Reilly of LifeZette presents the evidence that a couple of days' worth of digging has uncovered: CNN screen grab."And we worry about sharia law!!" Hallquist tweeted...
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Seeking Ban on ‘High Magazine Cartridges’ Also Wants Gun(T)

    08/16/2018 7:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New Mexico gubernatorial candidate seeking a ban on “high magazine cartridges” is now campaigning on firearm confiscation orders and universal background checks. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is making clear that gun control will be an important part of her agenda if the people of New Mexico elect her. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Lujan Grisham wants to “expand background checks to all gun purchases” and wants to put a process in place “to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others.”
  • Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson to face off in Minnesota governor's race

    08/15/2018 5:15:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    startribune ^ | 08/15/2018 | J Patrick Coolican
    Jeff Johnson shocked the Minnesota political world Tuesday with a commanding victory in the Republican primary for governor, while U.S. Rep. Tim Walz won a three-way race in the DFL primary, setting up a clash of starkly different visions for the state’s future. Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, derailed former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s bid to win back his old job. Pawlenty had been widely seen as the front-runner thanks to much higher name recognition from his two previous terms in office, and Johnson overcame a vast fundraising disadvantage with a message of change and by courting supporters of President Donald...
  • Jeff Colyer concedes to Trump-backed Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP governor's race

    08/14/2018 6:19:08 PM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2018 | Unk
    Incumbent Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded to his opponent, Kris Kobach, in the state's Republican primary Tuesday night, one week after the narrow vote Yjis is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Pearce is willing to reach across the aisle (NM Gov race, Endorsed by former Dem Gov)

    08/12/2018 5:42:14 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jerry Apodaca / Former New Mexico Governor
    These past years I have sat on the sidelines very quietly enjoying life with family and friends, observing from a distance. I know the new politicians of the 21st century don’t need my advice. But friends recently suggested I sit down with both gubernatorial candidates to discuss the concerns I outlined above. I agreed to but didn’t expect anyone to call. I never heard from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. I did receive a call from Congressman Steve Pearce. I was surprised how open he was and how we agreed on about 80 percent of the issues that plague New Mexico....
  • Ben Jealous is demanding TV stations stop airing this commercial by his GOP opponent

    08/11/2018 7:21:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Former NAACP president and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is demanding that television stations stop airing a commercial from his political opponent. “Evidence to the controversy” An attorney representing the Ben Jealous campaign sent a letter to four television stations telling them to pull down a political ad from incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. “The Republican Governor’s Association in this advertisement uses selective editing techniques to make the false claim that Mr. Jealous is a socialist, despite clear and repeated evidence to the controversy,” wrote James Temple Jr., which likely meant to say “evidence to the contrary.” Former NAACP president...
  • 'The new Obama': will Abdul El-Sayed be America's first Muslim governor?

    08/06/2018 11:21:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 24 Aug 2017 | Drew Philp
    At seven years old, Abdul El-Sayed sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive hurricane in US history until Katrina. Living near Miami, El-Sayed drank juice while swaddled under mattresses between his father and stepmother, who was holding El-Sayed’s newborn baby brother just home from the hospital. The 1992 storm had taken an unexpected turn southward, and the El-Sayeds could not be evacuated. The wind made an awful rattling sound on the screens. The front door blew in. The wind and the rain whipped into the house, “as if the ocean was coming at you”. El-Sayed’s father, Mohamed,...
  • Vanity: Adam Putnam is a fraud

    08/01/2018 2:21:12 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 35 replies
    8/1/18 | me
    Adam Putnam is running for governor of Florida, against Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary. During Trump's campaign, he took some pretty vicious swings at Trump as he was a Jebby guy. Now that Putnam sees how popular Trump is, he's pretending he never said negative things about trump. We know that's a big lie. Now he's running repetitive ads in FLA that DeSantis wants to raise taxes by 23%. A whole lot of drama about how that will doom our state. It seems he's decided if he can trick the bulk of the low information voters they'll vote for...
  • Dems' dream girl for 'first black governor of Georgia' confesses fiscal incompetence

    08/01/2018 9:19:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Stacey Abrams, the Democrat nominee for governor of Georgia, has set hearts aflutter among identity politics aficionados all across America.  She's black!  She's female (cis-gendered, although it shouldn't really matter except to troglodytes)!  There's never been a black governor of Georgia, nor a female governor.  A twofer! Why, what else could anyone want?  It's enough to drive turnout among black American voters, and maybe, just maybe put a Democrat in office as governor of Georgia after 16 long years, and therefore enable headlines proclaiming a national revolt against you-know-who. Well, one thing voters in Georgia might want from a future governor is a basic understanding of...
  • University of Georgia professor forced to apologize for having a REPUBLICAN friend

    07/31/2018 3:30:36 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Left-wing Nazis: If anyone still believes that conservatives and Trump supporters are ‘the problem’ in America, they need to turn off CNN and MSNBC for a few weeks and explore different avenues of information. Because with each passing day it becomes increasingly obvious that the American Left is not only creating an environment of hypocrisy and intolerance, they are destroying civility in the process. This was all on display again in recent days at the University of Georgia, where the dean of the institution’s school of journalism was forced to apologize because he dared to congratulate a Republican friend.
  • Interview: California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox

    07/25/2018 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/18 | Katy Grimes
    I interviewed California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox has a message for California voters: “Help is on the way.” If you ask Cox what he’s talking about, you’ll get a very clear answer: “Once the land of promise and opportunity, California today is on the brink of financial insolvency, thanks to the failed policies of the Jerry Brown Liberal Democrats.” “All around the world people are rising up against corruption in government. ... I’m going to clean out the barn in Sacramento,” Cox told Fox News the morning after the California primary in which he placed...
  • Steve Pearce: Taking the test (Pub candidate for NM Governor)

    07/23/2018 1:28:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 21, 2018 | Kent Walz
    To Steve Pearce, the most important thing in life is how you respond to what he calls “no notice tests.” He has faced a number of those exams in his 70 years, beginning with his hardscrabble roots on a small farm near Hobbs through his time as a decorated pilot in Vietnam to his exceptional success with a small oil field services company – which barely survived the oil crash of 1999. But the company did survive, and the kid who, along with five siblings, worked in the fields and raised pigs to buy their own clothes is a millionaire...
  • 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...