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  • Jay Dardenne Auditions For John Bel Edwards’s Commissioner Of Administration

    11/25/2015 10:32:20 AM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 25, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The outgoing RINO Lt. Governor Jay “Ephialtes” Dardenne just sat down with Baton Rouge talk show host Clay Young to discuss his future plans and the governor’s race. The interview was largely Jay Dardenne’s audition for Commissioner Of Administration. Young asked Dardenne if there was a deal between John Bel Edwards and him for his endorsement. Dardenne says that it didn’t come up and that he endorsed Edwards because he believed David Vitter would be a terrible governor. Dardenne says Vitter was too much of a Washington politician and he didn’t want the Washington style politics of division to come...
  • GOP leader says Edwards backs New Orleans Democrat for (Louisiana) House speaker

    11/24/2015 4:09:08 PM PST · by abb · 31 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mark Ballard
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards told Republican House leaders Tuesday afternoon that he backed New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger III, a fellow Democrat as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Lance Harris said. The Republican majority in the Louisiana House would prefer one its members in the top leadership role and passed a resolution to that effect during a meeting in the State Capitol. The 61 GOP representatives in the 105-member Louisiana House met for several hours behind closed doors to discuss how to handle the incoming administration of a Democratic Party governor. Traditionally, Louisiana governors choose the leaders of each...
  • How Long Did It Take John Bel Edwards To Break His First Campaign Promise?

    11/24/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The answer is less than 24 hours after he was elected. John Bel Edwards tried to run an issue free campaign for governor. Instead, he made the election about David Vitter’s character. While he was busy destroying a good man, Edwards didn’t really go into his vision for Louisiana. Despite his best efforts though, he made some promises to the state. One of them was to hold two special sessions this coming year to deal with structural budget crisis the state is in. Here’s John Bel Edwards making the case via some questions posed on social media. Plans or priorities...
  • 'School choice' activists wary of Louisiana's new governor

    John Bel Edwards' alliances with teachers unions and conventional public school leaders are drawing concern that Louisiana's next governor will seek to revisit legislative battles over charter schools and private school tuition vouchers. In a sign of the strength of Edwards' ties to the unions, the Democrat's first speech since winning Saturday's runoff election was Monday (Nov. 23) at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers convention in Lake Charles. "I know the power and the promise of a public school education when it's done right and when you've got a good partner in the governor's office. Well, let me tell you...
  • John Bel Edwards Names A Bunch Of Old School Hacks To His Transition Team

    11/23/2015 9:03:13 AM PST · by abb · 24 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 23, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    It didn’t take long for Governor-elect John Bel Edwards to show his true colors. In fact, it only took about 12 hours after he was elected governor. The fresh air he was claimed to bring to Louisiana is now a whiff of the stench of Louisiana’s corrupt past. Here are the members of the transition team, according to the Times-Picayune. The transition team, which will operate from the Kirby Smith Hall on the campus of LSU, will include Laura Leach of Lake Charles; Mayor Jamie Mayo of Monroe; Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newel Normand; state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, of Baton...
  • The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival

    11/23/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | John Fund
    Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats' double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky governorship to Republicans three weeks ago. But Edwards's victory does little to change the unpopularity of Democrats in the South. Edwards worked hard to separate himself from the liberal wing of his party on social issues. He was unabashedly pro-gun and anti-abortion, and he emphasized that he's a graduate of West Point who had served in Iraq as an Army Ranger....
  • John Bel Edwards calls Medicaid expansion 'among the highest priorities'

    11/23/2015 2:06:46 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards called expanding Medicaid "among the highest priorities" of his new administration, though he said Sunday (Nov. 22) he may not be able to approve an expanded program on Day One. Edwards has said for months that he would accept the expansion of Medicaid, which requires executive approval, in the early days of his administration. But he said new questions have been raised about a funding mechanism the Legislature finished building in the spring. There is "a difference of opinion" in interpretations of how the bill was drafted and passed, Edwards said. But he did not appear...
  • Reservoir King Named as John Bel Edwards' Chief of Staff

    11/22/2015 2:42:46 PM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    The Dead Pelican ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chad Rogers
    11/22/2015-- 4:12 PM CDT Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has named Ben Nevers as his chief of staff. He announced this at a press conference Sunday afternoon. Edwards said that Nevers "has my complete confidence. I could not be happier with the decision that I have made and couldn't be more pleased that Senator Nevers agreed to do this." Ben Nevers has taken positions and supported legislation that has come under fire over the years. Years ago, we wrote about the ongoing controversy regarding man-made reservoirs in Louisiana. One of our concerns was with the Oak Grove community in Washington Parish,...
  • David Vitter somehow manages to lose the Louisiana governor’s office

    11/22/2015 10:43:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrat John Bel Edwards took a victory lap last night after winning Louisiana’s gubernatorial race by a wide margin. While things had looked pretty good for Republican Senator David Vitter a couple of months ago, in the end it really wasn’t even close. (New York Times) With a victory that defied political geography and near universal predictions from just months earlier, a previously little-known Democrat, State Representative John Bel Edwards, soundly defeated United States Senator David Vitter in a runoff election on Saturday to become the next governor of Louisiana.Mr. Edwards won 56 percent of the vote with virtually...
  • Louisiana Gov. Race: Syrian Refugee Debate Erodes Dem's Lead to 4 Points

    11/20/2015 11:02:43 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov. 2015 | John Nolte
    According to the newest state-wide poll of Louisiana taken Thursday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 71% has inched to within just 4 points of his Democrat opponent, John Bel Edwards. Earlier in the month, Edwards had been handily beating Vitter by as much as +22 points. Proving once again why early voting is an appallingly dumb idea, while the Syrian refugee debate appears to be helping Vitter gain ground (he leads on this issue 40% to 36%), according to the Huffington Post, more than a quarter of a million votes have already been cast in Louisiana. Like almost...
  • Louisiana governor candidates John Bel Edwards and David Vitter clash in heated final debate

    11/16/2015 9:30:12 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 16, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    In a final statewide TV debate Monday (Nov. 16), Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter began making the closing arguments in a wild gubernatorial campaign that often took on an angry tone. The two men came out swinging as the debate opened with a question about Syrian refugees; it ended with Vitter making a personal appeal to voters for forgiveness for his prostitution scandal and Edwards making the case that he's the best leader. In between, both men fumed at each other for a series of attacks that each said was a distortion of his record. It was...
  • Michigan governor puts refugee acceptance efforts on hold

    11/15/2015 10:47:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    AP via ^ | 11/15/2015 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold following the deadly attacks in Paris. Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the state is postponing efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures. He added that Michigan is “proud of our rich history of immigration” but that Michigan’s “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.” “There will be difficult days ahead for the people of France and they remain in our thoughts and prayers,” he said. “It’s...
  • Michigan Governor Puts Refugee Acceptance Efforts on Hold

    11/15/2015 12:44:27 PM PST · by Enlightened1
    ABC ^ | 11/15/15 | Jeff Karoub
    Michigan's Republican governor, who has bucked many party leaders by welcoming Syrian refugees, is putting the efforts on hold following the deadly attacks in Paris. Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement Sunday that the state is postponing efforts to accept refugees until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures. He added that Michigan is "proud of our rich history of immigration" but that Michigan's "first priority is protecting the safety of our residents." "There will be difficult days ahead for the people of France and they remain in our thoughts and prayers," he said. "It's also important to...
  • Governor’s use of state workers for oil research is blasted (Jerry Brown in California)

    11/05/2015 5:50:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WKRG ^ | 11/05/15 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    **SNIP** 10:15 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown had state oil and gas regulators investigate the oil and gas drilling potential of his family land in Northern California. State records obtained by The Associated Press through open-records laws show that Brown and his aides last year directed state employees in preparing a 51-page geological and drilling report and satellite and geological map at the Brown family ranch near the town of Williams. California law bars elected officials from using public resources for personal purposes. California's Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources Division says the work it did on Brown's ranch drew on public...
  • Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 11/3/15 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Bevin, a Republican political novice, wealthy Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite, was elected Kentucky’s next governor on Tuesday, a victory that could herald a new era in a state where Democrats have held the governor’s mansion for all but four of the last 44 years. The Associated Press declared Mr. Bevin the winner shortly after 8 p.m. In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, Mr. Bevin surprised many in his own party, who believed that the climate in Kentucky was ripe for a Republican but feared that Mr. Bevin, a charismatic conservative with...
  • Kentucky Governor General Election RESULTS (Bevin WINS!)

    11/03/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies
    WKYT.Com ^ | November 3, 2015
    CANDIDATE PARTY PERCENT VOTES Matt Bevin GOP 49.9% 213,492 Jack Conway Dem 46.2% 197,493 Drew Curtis Ind 3.9% 16,834
  • Race for governor tops Ky. general election (Election Day!)

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices: GOVERNOR Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin square off in the race to become Kentucky's next governor in a pivotal off-year election. The winner succeeds Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. The campaign turned into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear used an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program to...
  • Pollsters say ... it's not a sure bet that State Rep. John Bel Edwards will win

    10/27/2015 3:46:00 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 35 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Oct 26, 2015 | BY MARK BALLARD| MBALLARD@THEADVOCATE.COM
    Pollsters: Win over Vitter still tough path BY MARK BALLARD| MBALLARD@THEADVOCATE.COM Oct. 26, 2015; 7:59 p.m. State Rep. John Bel Edwards surprise showing in Saturdays election gave hope to many that the Democratic Party could elect one of its own to a statewide office for the first time since 2008. Edwards was expected to make the Nov. 21 runoff. What surprised many political professionals was that he polled 40 percent of the vote and outpaced Republican candidates in every region of the state in a low-turnout election.
  • Bush Bucks Reveals Half of Jebs Wealth Comes from Companies He Gave Lucrative Deals as Governor

    10/22/2015 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The New York Times previews Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizers upcoming e-book Bush Bucks, an investigation of crony capitalism revolving around Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. From the New York Times: Since announcing his presidential candidacy in June, Jeb Bush has made clear his distaste for officials who trade on their connections. He has assailed the revolving-door culture of Washington, calling for a little bit of a recession there to thin the ranks of the permanent political class. He has proposed a strict six-year ban on lobbying for departing members of the House and the Senate. And he has...
  • California Governor Denies Terminally Ill Access to Potentially Life-Saving Drugs

    10/12/2015 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/12/15 | Mary Lou Byrd
    Californians who are terminally ill will not be able to access drugs with the potential to save or prolong their lives as a result of Gov. Jerry Browns veto of the Right to Try Act on Sunday. AB 159, the California Right to Try Act, passed the state assembly and senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. Its disappointing that Governor Brown couldnt see the need to allow Californians the right to fight to save their own lives, said Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D., Whittier), who sponsored the legislation. Both Democrats and Republicans wanted this for our Californias terminally ill. In his veto...
  • Gubernatorial candidates spar in first televised debate

    09/15/2015 10:19:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/15/2015 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE The three candidates for governor met Tuesday night at Belleramine University in an hour-long debate where social issues took a sharper focus. Democratic candidate Jack Conway, Republican candidate Matt Bevin and independent candidate Drew Curtis shared the spotlight on Tuesday night in Louisville at the debate sponsored by The Courier Journal, WHAS-TV, WKYT-TV and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Bevin and a visibly sweating Conway exchanged barbs over state pension plans and same-sex marriage from the stage as a crowd of 300 people watched on from the Cralle Center. All the while Curtis slipped in and out of the wider...
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governors administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

    09/03/2015 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 20 replies
    Everything Lubbock ^ | 9/2/2015 | Office of the Governor
    AUSTIN, TX (PRESS RELEASE) As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is asking Texas law enforcement officers turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 11:00 a.m. this Friday the time Deputy Goforths funeral is set to begin. Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation, said Governor Abbott. It is time to unite in...
  • Glenda Ritz (D) drops out of race for Indiana Governor

    08/08/2015 3:40:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 8-7-2015 | IBJ Staff
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor's race. Ritz announced Friday afternoon that she will instead seek re-election for her current position. "The best use of my time and talents will be to serve our children, their families and the taxpayers of Indiana as superintendent of public instruction," Ritz said in a written statement. "I must continue to be 110-percent engaged in supporting public education." Ritz badly trailed former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg in collecting campaign donations in their race to represent the Democratic Party against incumbent Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican....
  • Party-Backed Democrat Lost Election to Guy Who Didnt CampaignOr Even Vote

    08/06/2015 12:34:10 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 37 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/2015 | Brent Scher
    The Mississippi Democratic Party received a shock this week when its favored candidate lost in the primary to a truck driver who didnt spend a single cent on his campaign and says that he was too busy to vote for himself. 46-year-old Robert Gray won the gubernatorial primary with more than 50 percent of the vote. He carried all but three of the states counties. He got a call from his mother on election day who was excited that she voted for a candidate with her sons nameshe didnt know it was actually him because he hadnt told any of...
  • Gov. Hogans changes for Maryland come with an in-your-face attitude

    08/02/2015 5:04:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has slashed tolls on the states highways, canceled Baltimores long-planned Red Line light-rail project and, last week, dramatically announced the closure of the citys deeply troubled Mens Detention Center. Hogan, Marylands first Republican governor in nearly a decade, did not need the backing of the Democratic-controlled state legislature for any of those decisions. He announced them on his own, deriding inaction by past administrations and acknowledging that he had made little effort to seek Democratic legislative leaders input before he acted. The governors in-your-face approach contrasts with the pledges of bipartisanship he made after his election...
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley will sign to bill to take down the Confederate flag at 4:00 pm today

    07/09/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    WRDW ^ | 07/09/15
    A spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag will be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday morning. Spokesman Chaney Adams says the flag will come down in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. He did not give any other details. Haley has said she will sign the bill to remove the flag at 4 p.m. Thursday. The House passed the bill early Thursday. The measure says the flag must be removed within 24 hours of her signature. The Confederate flag has flown on the Statehouse grounds for 54 years since being put up as...
  • OK governor defies Supreme Court Ten Commandments will stay at capitol

    07/08/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/07/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Theres a showdown at the OK capitol. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vowed that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, which the state Supreme Court recently ruled was unconstitutional, will remain through appeal, KOCO reports. The Ten Commandments monument was built to recognize and honor the historical significance of the Commandments in our states and nations systems of laws, Fallin says in a statement. The monument was built and maintained with private dollars. It is virtually identical to a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol which the United States Supreme Court ruled to be permissible. It...

    07/07/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    my FB page ^ | July 7, 2015 | knarf
    I just received this 20 minute clip from a God And Country rally held in Elkins, West Virginia, 4th of July, 2015
  • Baker arrived with no assembly required

    06/02/2015 8:29:44 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 21 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5.31 | peter lucas
    Here is why veteran Statehouse observers are high on Charlie Baker: No politician in modern Massachusetts history has come to the governor's office better prepared or more qualified than Charlie Baker. And it is beginning to show, not only because he has scored high in the public opinion polls -- polls are fleeting -- but because, even as a Republican in a sea of Democrats, he has had an exceptionally successful beginning. There are few governors of Massachusetts you can say that about. "I think he has gotten off to a terrific start," veteran Democrat House Speaker Robert DeLeo said....
  • Ukraine President appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili (as Odessa) Governor

    05/30/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 5-30-2015 | Maria Tymoshchuk
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, as governor of the strategic Odessa region. Poroshenko made the announcement at a televised event in the Black Sea port alongside the reformist Saakashvili, calling the ex-Georgian president a "great friend of Ukraine". "There remain a large number of problems in Odessa: preserving sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and peace," Poroshenko said. SNIP---- Saakashvili is replacing millionaire Igor Palitsa in the post, a close ally of banking magnate Igor Kolomoisky who has been at loggerheads with Poroshenko over control of...
  • Kentucky GOP Gov Primary - 99.7% counted, Bevin Leads Comer by 80 Votes

    05/19/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5-19-2015 | TCRLAF
    WOW Louisville Courier-Journal's vote count: Kentucky governor primary Last updated: May 19, 2015, 9:49 p.m. EST Matt Bevin 32.9% 70,479 James Comer 32.9% 70,396 Hal Heiner 27.1% 57,948 Will Scott 7.2% 15,364
  • Weekly Message: Illegal Aliens Should Not Get General Assistance (illegals are not vulnerable)

    04/16/2015 3:23:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies ^ | June 24, 2014 | Governor Paul LePage
    I have always said Maines safety net should help our most needy citizens. These vulnerable Mainers include the elderly, children, disabled and mentally ill. Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage. Illegal aliens who choose to live in Maine are not our most vulnerable citizens. We need to take care of Mainers first. I think most Mainers would agree. During my first few days in office in 2011, I issued an Executive Order to repeal Maines status as a sanctuary state. In 2004 Democratic leadership banned state officials from asking people about their legal status when they requested benefits. My order...
  • Va. governor eliminates criminal history questions on state job applications

    04/03/2015 4:54:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | pril 3, 2015 | Jordan Moore
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Applications for state jobs in Virginia will no longer will include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order removing criminal history questions from state employment applications Friday. Under the order, employment decisions won't be based on an applicant's criminal history unless it's specifically related to the job they are being considered for. While it only applies to state employment applications, the order also encourages similar hiring practices for private employers throughout the Commonwealth. Some business owners we spoke to in Bristol, Virginia are not on board with the idea.
  • Liberal Democrat ex-Mayor Hurls Large Jar of Vaseline at Governor of Maine

    04/02/2015 6:05:29 PM PDT · by bogeybob · 35 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 2, 2015 | Staff
    Maine's Governor was quickly escorted off stage at a forum in Saco, Maine, after a former Mayor and ex-Democrat legislator threw a large bottle of petroleum jelly at Lepage. The Governor's Security staff immediately escorted the perp out of the auditorium.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley on 2016: A fan of Bush, other governors

    03/25/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Philip Rucker
    Back in 2010, when the governor of South Carolina was merely "Nikki Who?," running behind in a four-person Republican primary with her top supporter mired in scandal, Jeb Bush gave her some advice. (SNIP) In January, she said, Romney called her to tell her he was thinking about a run in 2016 as well. But before they could schedule a meeting to discuss it further, he announced he would not run. "Im still heartbroken that he didnt win last time," Haley said. "Having said that, its a new year, its a new day, its a new time. Weve gone through...
  • Levin: "We Don't Need A Governor" As President

    03/24/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | March 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments Mark Levin argued that the next president does not need to be a governor and that it doesnt matter what title the Republican nominee has on Monday.
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Theme Song

    03/05/2015 4:55:21 PM PST · by fiefdomone · 2 replies
    "Burn Down The Mission" Elton John
  • Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, 'We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border'

    02/24/2015 5:59:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 12 replies ^ | February 23, 2015 - 7:30 AM | Susan Jones
    "We all saw what happened on the Texas border last summer, but we need to understand that the problem is not going away," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told CBS's "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer on Sunday. "Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized. And so we have an ongoing problem on the border that Congress must step up and solve." (All told in fiscal year 2014, U.S immigration officials removed 213,719 individuals apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States.) Schieffer reminded Abbott that there...
  • This man is not a moderate: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so youve got more than enough time to prepare. But if youre not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because youre going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: Jeb Bush, the moderate former governor of Florida In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the Bush-the-moderate narrative is poised to blow its...
  • (Governor) John Kitzhaberr must Resign (Oreggon)

    02/04/2015 8:30:54 PM PST · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 02/0/2015 | Oregonian Editorial Board
    . . . . . Is it any wonder Kitzhaber now finds himself stranded in an ethical swamp? To understand the full extent of his predicament, consider his inability to answer one simple question during his press conference Friday: Is Hayes a member of your household? He answered this question in the affirmative on multiple occasions in ethics filings. But on Friday, following the discovery of apparently unreported fellowship income, he said, "I have no idea whether she is 'legally' a member of my household."
  • Governor Throne of Skulls (Scott Walker) Telegraphs 2016 Bid

    01/18/2015 2:33:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | January 16, 2015 | Leon Wolf
    With the three establishment-favored Governors(Jeb, Christie, Romney)having already all but declared, the time has come for other contenders to telegraph their intentions or face being left behind in the fundraising/operations cycle. One of my two favorite candidates for 2016 has always been Scott Walker, but the looming question has always been whether Walker would run at all given that a campaign would interfere fairly severely with the remainder of his second term. However,in a recent speech to the RNC, Walker seems to be attempting to remove the doubts about whether he will run:........Walkers deficits at this point are well known....
  • Meeks says Rauner Administration to implement Common Core curriculum

    01/13/2015 11:15:09 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 13, 2015
    CHICAGO - In one of his first public interviews since being picked by new Governor Bruce Rauner to be the state's new school superintendent, Rev. James Meeks told WLS 890 AM this morning that he intends to implement the Common Core curriculum in the state's schools. Meeks, a Democrat, headed the Illinois Senate Education Committee while he was a state senator serving his Chicago-based district. He continues to pastor the 15,000-member Salem Baptist Church and has become an advocate of school choice over the years. ...
  • Mary Burke selling Madison house highlighted in campaign

    01/12/2015 10:23:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-12-15 | Daniel Bice
    A little more than two months ago, Mary Burke was hoping to trade in her modest Madison house for the governor's mansion. That didn't work out so well for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. But Burke is still on the move. Records show she is selling her three-bedroom bungalow after she recently moved into an upscale apartment in downtown Madison. Burke's 1,465-square-foot house in Madison's middle-class Atwood neighborhood is being listed for $259,900, according to the website for First Weber Group Realtors. Built in 1925, the house has a detached, one-car garage and a total of 10 rooms. Burke, who was...
  • Former WV Gov. Arch Moore dies at age 91

    01/07/2015 10:14:02 PM PST · by Impy · 7 replies
    WOWK TV ^ | Jan 07, 2015 | Ann Ali
    West Virginia's longest-serving governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. died Jan. 7 in Charleston at age 91 just one day after his daughter, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was sworn into office. The man with a reputation throughout the Mountain State for always recalling names, occupations and family details with incredible accuracy died after battling heart trouble and dementia. Moore, a Marshall County native, launched his life in politics at age 28 by winning his uncle's former seat in the House of Delegates. He was married to the late Shelley Riley Moore for 65 years. She died in September 2014...
  • If Vitter Wins The (Louisiana) Governors Race Next Fall, Fleming Will Go For His Senate Seat

    12/10/2014 12:02:12 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    The Hayride ^ | December 10, 2014 | Scott McKay
    So says a Roll Call story "Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is very interested in running for Senate in 2016 if Republican Sen. David Vitter is elected governor next year. Louisiana only wrapped up the 2014 Senate race a few days ago, but soon state operatives may start thinking about another race. Vitter has already announced an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2015. If Vitter wins, Fleming said, he wants to succeed him in the Senate. Im very interested in that possibility, he told CQ Roll Call Tuesday during votes at the Capitol. I think that we need, you...
  • (Ben) Franklin Turnpike? Not so fast; It's Named for his Illegitimate son, William

    11/27/2014 6:11:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Page
    Who was Lee of Fort Lee, Votee of Votee Park and Merritt of Camp Merritt? The Name-Dropper gives you the lowdown on some of the people whose names you see on public statues, memorial plaques, park signs, highways and even some local streets around North Jersey. Have suggestions? Email them to and put Name-Dropper in the subject field.Everybody knows that Franklin Turnpike was named for the grand old man of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, right?You remember Ben, the heavyset guy who flew that kite in the electrical storm, who invented bifocals and the concept of the lending library....
  • The GOP Governors' 2016 Derby

    11/21/2014 1:42:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Chris Christie took a well-deserved victory lap this week at the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association, basking in the glow of a midterm victory that capped off a highly successful year for him as chairman of the group. The New Jersey governors formidable fundraising skills played a significant role in the GOPs victories around the country, including in blue states such as Maryland and Massachusetts. But, as Politico notes, Christie wasnt getting much love, in terms of his 2016 prospects, from the candidates he helped. Thats not terribly surprising given the plethora of potential candidates, including a bevy...
  • Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP

    11/06/2014 6:27:34 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | November 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsins State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other hes given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions of Wisconsin unity, much was said about the American dream and the national future. If there was any doubt that Walker is looking for national prime time, it was wiped away last night. His resume...