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  • Pence, Biden going to bat for candidates in Virginia gubernatorial race

    10/14/2017 2:20:45 PM PDT · by leaymane · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam and his Republican rival Ed Gillespie are pulling out a couple of the big guns Saturday, as they look to energize their respective coalitions less than a month out from Election Day. Mr. Northam plans to spend the morning campaigning with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden in Northern Virginia, and Mr. Gillespie is set to appear at an evening rally with Vice President Mike Pence in Southwest Virginia. The race is tight, according to polls, which has shown Mr. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, with a fairly consistent lead, riding strong support from voters...
  • Commentary: Welcome to the dysfunction of Illinois government

    10/09/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Diana Sroka Rickert
    Commentary: Welcome to the dysfunction of Illinois government Diana Sroka Rickert I walked into the Thompson Center on my first day, not knowing what to expect. In many ways, my new workplace was like any other large organization: big building, thousands of people and plenty of broken computers. Except this building is dilapidated, many of the employees are political hires and the computers will never be repaired, ever. And it’s all paid for by you, Illinois taxpayers. “Welcome to state government,” said a new colleague, as we boarded the elevator for the 16th floor. This summer I got to see...
  • I think I found the El Dorado of progressivism

    01/13/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 57 replies
    When I got up this morning and sat down at my computer, I started searching. I don't quite know why, but once I got started I had a feeling. This morning, I was going to find something special. And, I did. As someone who is still realizing just how powerful of a weapon against progressivism that the progressives' own history is against them, I have found many useful things. But nothing like this. Arguably the most ardent planner of the New Deal, Rexford Guy Tugwell, gave a speech in 1939 titled "The Fourth Power". This speech is amazing for its...
  • According to Suffolk, Virginia Governor's race is all tied up

    09/18/2017 6:28:17 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    Gillespie 42%, Northam 42%
  • A New Obama? The Media Starts Selling Abdul El-Sayed

    09/06/2017 8:24:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/5/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    On August 24, the Guardian ran an unusually long profile of one Abdul El-Sayed, a 32-year-old Muslim doctor and son of Egyptian immigrants who is already campaigning heavily for governor of Michigan, even though the election won't take place until November of next year. The headline on Drew Philp's article dubbed El-Sayed “the new Obama.” It was the ultimate puff piece, shameless in its utter lack of objectivity and balance, and it began, as such pieces invariably do, with an anecdote calculated to win sympathy for the subject. When he was seven years old, writes Philp, El-Sayed “sat in the...
  • (RINO) Rauner to sign immigration bill making Illinois a sanctuary state

    08/23/2017 10:50:13 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 58 replies
    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sign into law on Monday both an automatic voter registration and an immigration measure that would limit the role of local law enforcement in federal efforts -- a move that may spark some backlash among his conservative base. The immigration legislation would prohibit police in Illinois from detaining or arresting a person based on their immigration status or on federal immigration detainer.
  • Charlottesville, Don't blame the local Police Dep't.

    08/14/2017 1:36:17 AM PDT · by Rockin6T · 67 replies
    08/13/2017 | Rockin6-T
  • ABC, NBC Ignore WV Governor’s Party Switch

    08/04/2017 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/03/17 | Amber Athey
    West Virginia governor Jim Justice announced Thursday that he is switching his party registration to Republican, but ABC and NBC ignored the major news. Justice’s announcement was teased throughout the day and ultimately came true during a Trump rally in Huntington, West Virginia. “Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, today I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” Justice said. “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.” Not only is it incredibly rare for a sitting governor to change their party affiliation, but...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore West Virginia’s Governor Ditching Dems for GOP

    08/04/2017 10:23:31 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/03/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Early Thursday morning, President Trump teased a big announcement that would be made at his campaign rally in West Virginia later in the day. Like many things in Washington lately, the announcement leaked early and it was one liberals couldn’t stand: Jim Justice, the governor of the state, was changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. It’s rare for sitting governors to change their party affiliation, but that didn’t matter to ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News who ignored the news altogether. CBS was the only network in the Big Three to give the story any time....
  • 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...