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  • Let the Libertarian debate

    07/08/2017 1:05:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    The Compost Heap ^ | July 6, 2017 | Norman Leahy
    The insult is that gubernatorial debates in Virginia are little more than smaller versions of the carefully packaged affairs we’ve all witnessed at the national level. What people watch for and what the press and political junkies delight in are those “gotcha” moments that make for great copy and easy attack lines. But let’s indulge Gillespie on his demand for many debates and ignore his own ducking and dodging on the issue in the waning months of the Republican primary. Let’s have 10 debates. Or 19, as the Roanoke Times has suggested. But let’s also insist on a couple of...
  • Republican Travis Allen Enters California Governor’s Race

    06/22/2017 2:38:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    On Thursday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) officially became the sixth candidate — and second Republican — to announce his candidacy for California’s 2018 Democrat-heavy gubernatorial race. Allen accompanied his surprise announcement with an a video ad titled, “Take Back California“: “I’ve seen our taxes increased to be among the highest in the nation, I’ve seen crime increase in every major metropolitan area, and I’ve seen an expansion of the government bureaucracy at the expense of hard-working Californians and their businesses,” Allen saays in the ad. “I am running for Governor to make California once again the greatest state in...
  • Democrats are pushing an unlikely source — Jerry Springer — to run for governor in Ohio

    05/30/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/30/2017 | Allan Smith and Maxwell Tani
    Influential Ohio Democrats are pushing former Cincinnati mayor and daytime-TV host Jerry Springer to run for Ohio governor in 2018, more than half a dozen Democrats familiar with the race told Business Insider. Many said Springer, who sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio in 1982 and remains active in state politics, could be a good fit for the current political climate.
  • Malloy won’t run for re-election as governor [of CT]

    04/13/2017 8:40:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | 7:40 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Ken Dixon
    In a roomful of supporters and agency heads, tears broke the governor’s businesslike façade. Dannel P. Malloy said his rejection of a third term, a decision he announced Thursday afternoon, frees him from partisan politics so he can better steer the sharply divided General Assembly through its current budget crisis. In January 2019, Malloy will begin the next act of a life that began as a dyslectic child in Stamford, led to law school, a stint as a criminal prosecutor, mayor of his hometown and nearly seven years in the Governor’s Residence. […] With low popularity ratings, a $1.7 billion...
  • Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to to cover up of affair with a top aide

    04/10/2017 3:27:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 92 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-10-2017 | staff
    Gov. Robert Bentley (R) stepped down after being charged with two campaign and ethics violations on the same day that state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Bentley has fought for more than a year against allegations that he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide. According to the state's attorney general office, Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to covering up the alleged affair, one for failing to file a major contribution report and another for knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. This is a developing story. It...
  • Sources: Agreement for Bentley's resignation reached

    04/10/2017 11:56:06 AM PDT · by alancarp · 13 replies
    FOX 6 WBRC (Birmingham, AL) ^ | 4/10/2017 1:32PM CT | WBRC Staff Report
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Multiple sources with knowledge of discussions tell WBRC an agreement has been reached for Gov. Bentley to resign from office, but when he would do it and how remains in discussion. Representatives of the governor have been in discussions about a possible resignation as the House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings. A spokeswoman for the governor told reporters the governor is "not personally involved" in any negotiation earlier Monday. Sources who have confirmed an agreement have also said details like when and how the governor would announce the decision have not been finalized with timing a...
  • Donald Trump Jr. Talks About Running For Governor of New York

    04/05/2017 10:30:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 5, 2017 | Emily Smith
    Donald Trump Jr. wants to run for political office, telling members of an elite gun club that he could set his sights on becoming governor of New York. Don Jr. spoke to members of the F6 Labs gun club in Hicksville, NY, and, when asked about his political ambitions, said he would love to follow his father, President Donald Trump, into office. A guest at Tuesday’s meeting told Page Six, “Don Jr. said he is interested in running for office, such as governor of New York, but the position of mayor of New York would be less interesting to him.”
  • Breaking: Piscopo Makes His Move in NJ Gov’s Race

    03/09/2017 6:08:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    observer.com ^ | 03/08/17 | By Ken Kurson
    PolitickerNJ has learned that Comedian-Actor-Radio Host Joe Piscopo summoned Tony Perry to his residence in Hunterdon County last weekend. Perry is the Chief of Staff to State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Middletown). Piscopo, the morning drive time host on AM970, became highly associated with the Garden State via his Paulie Herman character (“I’m from Jersey”) and Frank Sinatra impressions on Saturday Night Live. He has been frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for governor this year, either as a Republican or Independent. According to a source in Monmouth County Republican politics, no specific political roles were discussed at the meeting, which...
  • Illinois Governor prepares to hire “scabs” in response to state workers strike threat

    03/01/2017 9:08:59 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    HotAir ^ | 3/1/17 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s a fun little food fight breaking out in the state of Illinois this week which is sure to have public worker union advocates spitting nails. There was a recent vote among members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union authorizing a strike if Governor Bruce Rauner did not cave in to their demands. In response, the governor set up a new website inviting citizens to apply for government positions.
  • ‘We’re doing everything we can,’ Jerry Brown says of dam emergency

    02/13/2017 7:30:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 167 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 13 2017 | Sacramento Bee
    California Gov. Jerry Brown, appealing to the Trump administration for direct federal assistance on the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway, said Monday that he remains encouraged that the state and federal government can work constructively.
  • County Releases 37 After ICE Detainer Policy Goes Into Effect

    02/03/2017 6:30:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    KVUE ^ | 02/02/17 | Christy Millweard
    TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS - The Travis County Jail released 37 undocumented immigrant inmates on bond Wednesday, inmates who under an old policy would have been held if requested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Travis County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Kristin Dark said there were 191 undocumented immigrant inmates under ICE detainer requests on Feb. 1, when Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy went into effect. ICE agents asked the county to detain five undocumented immigrants who were arrested Wednesday, but the sheriff’s office declined both requests under the new policy. The sheriff’s office also declined an ICE request to be informed when four other...
  • NAACP to seek economic boycott to protest lawmakers' actions

    12/22/2016 5:54:30 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 37 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | 12/22/2016 | Matthew Burns; Amanda Lamb
    Raleigh, N.C. — The state NAACP will ask the national leaders of the civil rights group next month for a nationwide economic boycott of North Carolina to protest the actions of the General Assembly, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Thursday. "This legislature is trying to raise a new Confederacy in policy," Barber said at a news conference. "This group doesn't respect the Constitution. They do not respect the voices of the people. They do not respect the will of the people. They do not respect the vote, and it seems in some ways they do not respect just...
  • 40% of the New York Governor’s staff isn’t even on his office’s payroll

    11/27/2016 5:03:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Governor of New York State hasn’t been indicted for anything yet, but nearly every rock which gets kicked over in Andrew Cuomo’s vicinity seems to reveal more roaches scurrying away from the light. After a pack of his aides and associates were indicted last week by Preet Bharara, the Albany Times Union began digging into the background of some of the state executive branch staff and almost immediately turned up something interesting. One of the indicted individuals, Steven F. Aiello, has a son who is employed by the Governor as a senior policy adviser. The son, Steven L....
  • SHOULD MARCO RUBIO BE THE CUBAN GOVERNOR?

    11/26/2016 7:34:37 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 32 replies
    He can get his executive experience if the Cubans elected to become a protectorate state for say, 10-15 years. Fast forward them into the 21st century so they won't look back. Mittens can be his right-hand man. Release political prisoners from the jails and refill them with ms-13 + nortenos. Win-win-win.
  • NY Governor’s top aides indicted on sweeping corruption charges. (Is Hillary next?)

    11/23/2016 10:05:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve discussed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara here many times in the past. His pursuit of government corruption wherever it may be found and the prosecution of those who betray the trust of the public has become legendary. That’s why, when he told reporters earlier this year that he detected an “air of corruption” in the executive branch of New York’s state government people were rightly looking over their shoulders. Now his work in that area is moving into high gear. Bharara has made his case to a grand jury and been given the green light to take eight top...
  • McCrory officially requests statewide recount in gubernatorial race

    11/23/2016 6:46:40 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 83 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Adam Owens
    Raleigh, N.C. — As counties across the state continue to tally provisional ballots, Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday formally requested a statewide recount in his contested gubernatorial race with Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory's campaign said the recount was filed to "meet the original date statutorily specified, although the formal recount will not occur until after the county boards of election certify their results." "With many outstanding votes yet to be counted for the first time, legal challenges, ballot protests and voter fraud allegations, we must keep open the ability to allow the established recount process to ensure every legal...
  • North Carolina governor race is still undeclared as Republicans say 'dead people... (tr)

    11/20/2016 3:41:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-20-16
    Ten days after the November 8 vote, the North Carolina governor's race is still undeclared, after Republican's allege that dead people and felons were casting ballots.  Republican Governor Pat McCrory, who is trailing Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by about 6,300 votes according to the state elections website Friday afternoon, has not conceded.  Challenges over the validity of hundreds of votes and reviews of provisional ballots were expected to delay the reports from many, if not all, of the state's 100 counties, elections officials said. 'It is unfortunate to see that rather than accepting the results, Pat McCrory is going to...
  • NCGOP attorney demands recount after Durham voting machine error

    11/12/2016 10:22:31 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 39 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | November 11, 2016 | Mikaya Thurmond
    Raleigh, N.C. — In a formal complaint to the Durham County Board of Elections, Thomas Stark, the attorney for the North Carolina Republican Party on Saturday demanded a recount of votes cast on and before Election Day, citing a counting error involving 90,000 ballots. Thomas Stark, general counsel for the GOP and a Durham County voter, filed the protest with the Durham County Board of Elections, alleging malfeasance in regard to the accuracy of the count. In the complaint, Stark says the county used data from potentially corrupt tabulation machines from five early voting sites and one general election precinct....
  • Recount of 90K ballots sought in tight NC governor's race

    11/12/2016 2:25:12 PM PST · by srmorton · 20 replies
    www.foxcarolina.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | AP
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  • McCrory says Trump is the 'outsider' needed to clean up Washington

    11/06/2016 5:50:47 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | November 6, 2016 | Derek Medlin at WRAL TV
    Wilmington, N.C. — Melania Trump is campaigning once again for her husband, this time during a Saturday afternoon rally at the Wilmington International Airport. "I have known this man for 18 years. Donald is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He's strong, determined, bold and decisive," she said, reiterating the campaign slogan by telling voters her husband would make America great again. When Donald Trump began speaking, he quickly pulled Gov. Pat McCrory on stage, saying he has been "loyal to Trump from day one." "I want to thank your incredible governor. Get out and vote for him. He's a...