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  • If Vitter Wins The (Louisiana) Governorís 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 storyÖ "Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is ďvery interestedĒ 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. ďIím very interested in that possibility,Ē he told CQ Roll Call Tuesday during votes at the Capitol. ďI 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 features@northjersey.com 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 Governorís 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 governorís formidable fundraising skills played a significant role in the GOPís victories around the country, including in blue states such as Maryland and Massachusetts. But, as Politico notes, Christie wasnít getting much love, in terms of his 2016 prospects, from the candidates he helped. Thatís 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 Wisconsinís State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other heís 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...
  • Boehner's 3 Candidates in Arizona could lose while GOP wins everything statewide

    11/05/2014 2:08:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    These are the numbers on Politico. 1st District D Winner A. Kirkpatrick (i) 53.2% 77,268 R A. Tobin 46.8% 68,010 http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/tobin-makes-friends-in-mexico-forfeits-them-in-cd-1/ Tobin makes friends in Mexico, forfeits them in CD 1 2nd District 74.7% Reporting Tweet R M. McSally 50.0% 78,799 D R. Barber (i) 50.0% 78,763 http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/martha-mcsally-undercut-gop-nominee-update/ http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/06/15/dirty-tricks-lawsuit-filed-against-surging-chuck-wooten-in-cd2/ http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/gop-establishment-meddles-in-contested-primaries/
  • The Media Really, Really Wasnít Expecting A Sam Brownback Victory in Kansas

    11/05/2014 12:28:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/2014 | TRISTYN BLOOM
    The Kansas governorís race was a nailbiter all night, with Republican incumbent Sam Brownback neck and neck with his Democrat challenger Paul Davis right up until Davis conceded around midnight EST. Looking at recent media coverage leading up to the election, though, you never wouldíve known that #KSgov was a race to watch, especially since so many talking heads heralded it as a referendum on conservative policies. Left and right wing outlets began writing Brownback off for his aggressive tax policies weeks and even months ago, with many calling his predicted loss a mandate for moderation. With 100% of precincts...
  • Arizonans Just Elected Ice Cream Man Doug Ducey Governor

    11/05/2014 7:22:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/5/2014 | By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Former ice cream man Doug Ducey scooped up a sweet win today in the Arizona gubernatorial race. The Republican and former CEO of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery most recently served as Arizona's state treasurer, however it was his cool past that Ducey frequently invoked on the campaign trail. In the heat of the Arizona summer, he handed out mini containers of Cold Stone ice cream outside his campaign office, according to the Arizona Republic. On Ducey's website, he listed "ice cream" as the No. 3 reason to vote for him, writing: "The experience Doug gained as Cold Stone...
  • Ballot counting in Colorado general election stretches into early morning hours of Wednesday

    11/05/2014 5:36:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    The Denver Channel (ABC - Channel 7) ^ | 3:11 AM, Nov 5, 2014 | Phil Tenser, Deb Stanley
    BOULDER - Denver County election officials are taking a break from counting ballots with about 17 percent of the ballots still to go. Election workers started leaving around 5 a.m. Denver County tweeted that they were taking what they called a "pause for the cause." "We want to get our folks rested so they are sharp upon their return," Denver Elections officials said.
  • Republican Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

    11/04/2014 8:54:25 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 20 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Illinois is the worst-governed state in the nation. It has high unemployment, poor economic performance, billions in unfunded pension liabilities, billions in unpaid bills, failing schools, the worst credit rating in the country, and rampant corruption and cronyism. According to a recent Gallup poll, a whopping 50 percent of respondents would even choose to move out of state if they had the chance. For these reasons, voters in The Prairie State have chosen to pass on re-electing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, or the ďfailure,Ē as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner pegged him on the campaign trail. Instead, theyíre taking a chance...
  • GOP governors win blue states Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois. Scott Walker re-elected.

    11/04/2014 11:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/5/2014 | Dan Merica
    President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney. Stunning Republican victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in 2012. Illinois ousted Democrat Pat Quinn in favor of Republican Bruce Rauner, while Maryland voters opted for Republican Larry Hogan over Democrat Anthony Brown. Republican Charlie Baker won a Massachusetts match-up against Martha Coakley, the state attorney general who lost a special Senate election to Scott Brown in 2010. Republicans also continued their dominance of governors' mansions when a number of...
  • MA Gov: too close to call; no Coakley concession yet

    11/04/2014 9:27:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    WHDH TV ^ | 11/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Update: MA Dem governor candidate Martha Coakley will not concede tonight; they are hoping to be within one half of one per cent which would trigger an automatic recount. Repub gov candidate Charlie Baker may say a statement soon but probably would not give a victory speech, as it's not polite (or good karma) to declare victory without getting concession from your opponent. Coakley supporters being sent home. 95% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Charlie Baker (R) 969,110 48% Martha Coakley (D) 945,815 47%
  • Freeper exclusive: Democrat Brown Concedes In Phone Call To Hogan

    11/04/2014 8:58:09 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 18 replies
    My contact in the campaign | NOv 4 2014 | Icwhatudo
    Just got a text from the Hogan campaign. Anthony Brown has conceded the race in a private phone call! A republican has won in Maryland!!!!!
  • Illinois Governorís Race: Rauner Pulls Ahead

    11/04/2014 8:28:03 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 04 NOVEMBER 2014 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) ó According to the latest expanded exit polls from CBS 2, Bruce Rauner is gaining the advantage in the razor thin race for Illinois governor.
  • GOP governor ousted in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2014 5:33:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 04, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Voters in Pennsylvania chose first-time candidate Tom Wolf (D) over Gov. Tom Corbett (R) as their new governor on Tuesday. Multiple outlets called the race for Wolf immediately after polls closed on Tuesday evening. With the loss, Corbett became the first governor in the stateís modern history to lose a reelection race. Wolf, a longtime businessman who turned around his familyís cabinet company, had maintained a strong and steady lead in polling ahead of the election, though the incumbentís campaign claimed that the tide was shifting and momentum had turned in his favor in recent days. Corbettís approval ratings in...
  • Governor's Race in FL, MI, IL all Toss Ups

    11/02/2014 5:52:07 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 44 replies
    PPP ^ | Nov 2, 2014
    PPP's final polls for Governor in Florida, Michigan, and Illinois find incredibly tight contests in all three states. Florida is the closest. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist both have 44%, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie polling at 6%. PPP usually has a policy of not releasing poll results to the decimal, but when we find a tie on our final poll of the cycle somewhere we make an exception. Crist is at 44.0% to 43.8% for Scott- in terms of raw respondents to the poll that's 526 for Crist and 524 for Scott. Wyllie may be playing a spoiler role for...
  • Sam Brownback Preferable to Paul Davis

    11/03/2014 12:55:21 AM PST · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 29, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm not a fan of Governor Sam Brownback, but four more years of Brownback is preferable to four years of someone who is as out of touch with reality as Paul Davis is Davis talks about Brownback's cuts in education spending, but seems totally unaware of the fact those cuts have been restored. He pledges to restore the cuts that have already been restored. He and his supporters don't understand economics. They talk about Kansas job creation rate as if that was the most important measure of the state's economy. Kansas unemployment is only 4.8% which many economists consider within...
  • Mary Burke: I wasnít technically ďfiredĒ from my familyís company, they eliminated my position

    10/30/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Guy Benson
    In my item on Marquette Law School‚Äôs favorable final poll for Scott Walker yesterday, I touched briefly upon a story alleging that Democrat Mary Burke had been fired from her family‚Äôs bicycle company in the 1990‚Ä≤s. Burke has touted her business acumen and ‚Äėjob creation‚Äô experience at Trek as a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. I expressed some degree of skepticism over the Wisconsin Reporter‚Äôs scoop, as the top named source in the piece is a Republican county chairman, and other quotes were mined from anonymous sources. Burke initially denied the allegations outright, calling them ‚Äúridiculous‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcompletely false.‚ÄĚ...
  • Hillary campaigning for MD Gov. Candidate Anthony Brown at U of Md on 10/30

    10/29/2014 7:41:40 AM PDT · by tellw · 8 replies
    vanity ^ | 10/29/14 | me
    I received this email today from the VP of Academic Affairs at University of Maryland where I am a student. On Oct 29, 2014, at 10:15 AM, "Linda M. Clement, Vice President for Student Affairs" wrote: Dear Campus Community, On Thursday, October 30, the College Democrats will host Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a Brown/Ulman campaign event at Ritchie Coliseum on Route 1. While we are pleased to host this important event, there will be some impact on traffic and parking during rush hour on Thursday afternoon. The doors to Ritchie...
  • MU poll has Walker leading Burke [w/ likely voters], with turnout still key

    10/30/2014 1:10:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 29, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other Wisconsin surveys in recent weeks ó including a Marquette poll two weeks ago ó that showed the race essentially tied. The Marquette results released Wednesday underscore just how much turnout matters to the outcome of the contest for governor. Walker's gains were not among the broader population of registered voters, but among those who said they were certain to vote Tuesday. That's the group defined as "likely voters" in...
  • Black pastor endorses Republican for governor...guess what happens next

    10/28/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2014 | Carol Brown
    Corey Brooks is the pastor of New Beginnings church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Brooks, who is black, endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois, going so far as to appear in television ads with the candidate. Normally I wouldn’t find it necessary to describe the skin color of anyone I write about.  However, in this case, it’s central.  Because ever since Pastor Brooks endorsed a Republican for office, he and his church have experienced threats and attacks. More specifically, the pastor and his family have received hundreds of death threats.  Most recently, his church was vandalized. ...
  • Ouch: Wendy Davis is losing women by double-digits

    10/28/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas, was supposed to be the candidate of womenís rights, what with her 11-hour filibuster of a bill that would ban abortions beyond 20 weeks (5 months). But sadly for her, women may not even be responding to her message. Davis trails her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, by a whopping 12 points among likely female voters, according to a new NYT/CBS/YouGov poll. Forty-nine percent of women surveyed preferred Abbott, compared to 37 percent for Davis.
  • ĎDark moneyí group puts up $1 million to attack Malloy (Connecticut)

    10/27/2014 3:08:24 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 21 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 26, 2014 | Mark Pazniokas
    ... group from Ohio contributed $1.17 million to Grow Connecticut, the super PAC behind a $6.7 million advertising campaign to defeat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The money came from A Public Voice, Inc., which is based at the West Chester, Ohio office of David R. Langdon, a lawyer who has represented a network of conservative non-profit groups in a legal fight with the IRS over their tax-exempt status and is active opposing gay marriage, among other causes. Grow Connecticut, which is allied with the Republican Governors Association, immediately used the contribution to purchase nearly $1 million of television advertising attacking...
  • Nurse quarantined at Newark airport after treating Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 1:22:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 October 2014 | Associated Press
    A woman who had been quarantined at Newark Airport due to stricter screening protocols on Friday after reporting contact with Ebola victims was seen exiting an ambulance in a hazmat suit later that evening as she made her way into an isolation unit at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the woman arrived at the airport on a flight on Friday from West Africa. He earlier announced that additional screening protocols were being implemented at JFK and Newark International Airports. The woman, who initially showed no symptoms of the deadly virus, just hours later...
  • Baker Clobbering Coakley in Latest Globe Poll

    10/23/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2014 | Roberto Scalese
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has a nine point lead over Democratic rival Martha Coakley in the latest Boston Globe/SocialSphere. Nine points.
  • Appointments: A Rarely Recognized Gubernatorial Power

    10/20/2014 1:36:55 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jack Spencer
    There is generally little recognition of how many appointments to boards, commissions and other governmental bodies a governor has authority to make, or how many members of such bodies a governor could remove. Some of these boards and panels are trifling, while others wield considerable power. Gov. Rick Snyder exercised his authority over the Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MQC3) Ė the dummy employer used for the forced unionization of Michiganís home-based caregivers Ė when he replaced all of its members on the eve of the 2012 election. This was the action that finally led to the end of the...
  • Can Scott Walker make the case for conservatism?

    10/17/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Stephanie Condon
    During his first term in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gained a nationwide reputation for his often polarizing yet unapologetically conservative agenda. He feuded with public employees over their collective bargaining rights and was subject to a recall vote because of it. He enacted income tax reductions and oversaw property tax reductions. He signed a controversial law requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion, and he enacted a controversial voter ID law now tied up in court. Now, Wisconsin voters must decide whether they're up for four more years of the Walker agenda. If they are, political...
  • Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate: 14-Year-Olds Can Have an Abortion Without Parental Consent

    10/16/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16 | Ky Sisson
    Attention parents in Arizona: Fred DuVal is totally okay with your child (14-years-old, for example) to have an abortion unbeknownst to you. Why? DuVal believes "reproductive freedom" should lie solely in the hands of your children, not you. DuVal was being interviewed at a private event in a church where he shared his stance on abortions for minors: Host: "Notarized parental consent? Parental notification?"DuVal: "[sigh] Uh, consent, no. Because I believe that then gives the choice of reproductive freedom to the parents and not to the expectant mother and I believe the expectant mother has that…"Host: "And she’s 14…"DuVal: "Yeah." Watch how nonchalant he is...
  • Oregon Governor's Fiancee Admits She Married A Man To Help Him Get U.S. Residency

    10/10/2014 7:35:24 AM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    HuffPo ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sam Levine
    Posted: 10/09/2014 9:18 pm EDT Updated: 10/09/2014 11:59 pm EDT CYLVIA HAYES Share 111 Tweet 29 Email 7 Comment 0 The fiancťe of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) admitted on Thursday that she accepted $5,000 nearly two decades ago in exchange for marrying an Ethiopian man to help him obtain residency in the U.S. Cylvia Hayes, who got engaged to Kitzhaber over the summer, used the money to pay for a laptop and school expenses,
  • Meet Chad Grimm: Illinoisí Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, better choice than Quinn and Rauner!

    10/01/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steelers6
    In the race for governor, itís not just Republican versus Democrat ó thereís a new voice trying to elbow in. WGNís Courtney Gousman talks to the Libertarian candidate fighting for your vote in November, Chad Grimm.
  • This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

    09/30/2014 9:19:34 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 29, 2014 | John B. Judis
    The midterm elections of 2010 were good for Republicans nearly everywhere, but amid the national Tea Party insurgency, it was easy to overlook the revolution that was brewing in Kansas. That year, the GOP won every federal and statewide office. Sam Brownback, a genial U.S. senator best known for his ardent social conservatism, captured the governorís mansion with nearly double the votes of his Democratic opponent. And having conquered Kansas so convincingly, he was determined not to squander the opportunity. His administration, he declared, would be a ďreal live experimentĒ that would prove, once and for all, that the way...
  • Coloradoís Perceived Left Turn Puts Governor in Tight Race By JACK HEALYSEPT. 26, 2014

    09/27/2014 7:41:09 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jack Healy
    When a Democratic mayor and former brewpub owner named John W. Hickenlooper was elected governor four years ago, he did it with support from voters like Mark Turner. Mr. Turner is a gun dealer... ďJust call me an American,Ē he says. He liked Mr. Hickenlooperís wonky centrism and positive campaigning style. But now, as Mr. Hickenlooper slogs through an increasingly tough re-election battle, he is spending lots of time answering criticism from voters like Mr. Turner that he has steered a swing state too far to the left. Mr. Turner especially detested a state law passed over unanimous Republican opposition...
  • Chris Christie to campaign with Scott Walker in Wisconsin

    09/26/2014 9:45:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-26-14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. Chris Christie plans to visit Wisconsin next week to campaign with Gov. Scott Walker ó one of his likely rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Mr. Walker is locked in a tough re-election battle with Democrat Mary Burke. On Monday, Mr. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, plans to tour a manufacturing firm and GOP field office in Hudson with Mr. Walker before traveling to Ohio to attend an early vote rally with Gov. John Kasich, another possible White House contender, in Independence. He also plans to appear at local GOP dinner in Akron. The latest Real...
  • Sweetie

    09/24/2014 4:42:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate called FOX 25 political ace Sharman Sacchetti a ďsweetheartĒ and all hell has broken loose. President Obama has made the same gaffe twice and yet he was not accused of waging a war on women. Howie asked was it really that big a deal.
  • Poll: Florida governor race a toss-up

    09/24/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/2014 | By STEVEN SHEPARD
    The Florida governorís race ó on pace to be 2014ís most expensive, grueling campaign ó is a dead heat with six weeks until Election Day, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are neck-and-neck in the new Quinnipiac University poll. Scott is at 44 percent among likely voters, the survey shows, compared with 42 percent for Crist and 8 percent for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie. Scott has a slight edge over Crist among independents, 44 percent to 37 percent. And the gender gap tilts in his favor: He leads Crist by 8...
  • Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado's Gutless Gov Is in Trouble

    09/23/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is down 10 points against former GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez among all likely voters. The Q poll also shows him behind Beauprez by 13 points among independents. A survey conducted last week by Suffolk University for USA Today shows the beleaguered incumbent in a statistical dead heat with Beauprez. Any way you slice it, Hickenlooper has lost the trust and confidence of voters of all...
  • Candidateís 1998 Strip Club Visit Stirs Kansas Governorís Race

    09/22/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    The Democratic candidate for governor in Kansas found himself on the defensive this weekend after acknowledging that he was caught up in a police raid of a strip club years ago. The candidate, Paul Davis, said he was not arrested or charged in the incident and accused Republicans of ďa desperate smear campaign.Ē ďI was in the wrong place at the wrong time,Ē Mr. Davis said Saturday during a meeting with campaign workers. ďNobody has ever accused me of any wrongdoing.Ē Recent polling shows Mr. Davis ahead of the Republican incumbent, Sam Brownback, in the governorís race, a lead based...
  • Sam Brownbackís failed Ďexperimentí puts state on path to penury

    09/22/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Editorial Board
    GOV. SAM BROWNBACK of Kansas says he has come to regret characterizing his policy agenda as a ďreal live experimentĒ that would test the efficacy of deep tax cuts to spur jobs and economic growth. In fact, Mr. Brownbackís choice of words was apt. Few if any governors have undertaken such an extreme trial-by-revenue-deprivation in a state so clearly lacking the economic means to withstand it. Now, as the damaging social and budgetary impacts of his slash-and-burn fiscal measures have become apparent, Mr. Brownback, a conservative Republican seeking reelection this fall in a state where every statewide elected official is...
  • In Case You Missed It, Wendy Davisí Run for Governor Ended in a Meltdown Friday

    09/22/2014 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/22/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The lone Texas gubernatorial debate took place in the Rio Grande Valley Friday night. Front-runner Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican, just had to get through the debate without making any negative news. The pressure was all on Wendy Davis, Democrat state senator trailing by a lot in the polls, to make something ‚ÄĒ anything positive ‚ÄĒ happen.Well, she made something happen. But it wasn‚Äôt positive. Davis attacked Abbott over a school finance lawsuit that‚Äôs in appeal.Abbott responded that as attorney general, he has an obligation to follow the law and keep the suit going.Davis then went into unleashed...
  • His name is Jeff Johnson. He wants to be governor.

    09/22/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-21-14 | Bill Salisbury
    Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and former state legislator, also is trailing in the polls. In four statewide surveys taken since the Aug. 12 primary, Dayton led Johnson by an average of 9 points -- 48 percent to 39 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.com. A recent poll in the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune newspaper showed about one third of registered voters didn't recognize Johnson's name and 40 percent had not formed an opinion about him. The polls do not alarm the GOP candidate. Four years ago, he said, Republican Tom Emmer trailed Dayton by 18 points in early September and lost the...
  • Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in Wisconsin Plagiarized Jobs Plan from Other Failed Democrats

    09/20/2014 3:46:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 9/20/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In March of this year Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate challenging incumbent Republican Scott Walker in this fall's Wisconsin gubernatorial election, approved the release of a jobs plan that, it now turns out, contains numerous passages plagiarized from the jobs plans of several recent Democratic gubernatorial candidates in other states and at least one passage plagiarized from an Obama White House press release. After BuzzFeed broke the story on Thursday, the Burke campaign announced Friday that it had "terminated" the consultant who had prepared the 40-page jobs plan. Prior to this announcement, the consultant, Eric Schnurer of the Philadelphia firm...
  • Live Blog: Abbott and Davis Debate Near Texas-Mexico Border

    09/19/2014 8:30:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    Reactions from Republicans were universal that Abbott had won the debate, and Davis had performed even more poorly than they had expected. Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman said, "One thing is clear from tonightís debate- Greg Abbott is ready to lead as the next Governor of Texas. While Wendy Davis failed to exude one ounce of substance in the way of policy or future plans for our state, Greg Abbott demonstrated genuine leadership and a plan to protect, empower and increase opportunity for the women of Texas. Tonight, Texans learned Wendy Davisí rhetoric canít compete with Greg Abbottís...
  • Race for Governor: Walker Up 4 in New CBS News/New York Times Poll

    09/13/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 9-12-14 | Kyle Maichle
    NEW YORK Ė Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) holds a four point lead in a CBS News/New York Times/YouGov poll. The poll of 1,473 likely voters shows Governor Walker up 49 to 45 percent over Mary Burke with five percent undecided. The poll was conducted from August 18th to September 2nd with the margin of error being at plus or minus four percent. The last two polls issued by Marquette Law School and We Ask America have found Mary Burke up by two to four percentage points among likely voters. The newest edition of the Marquette Law School Poll will be...
  • Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davisí chances

    09/11/2014 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2014 | Aleister
    We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott. The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women ó not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning. Davisí September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect. National Organization for Women president Terry OíNeill appeared on MSNBCís ďEd ShowĒ earlier this week and when asked about Davisí sudden disclosure of having had two abortions, Ms. OíNeill responded tepidly: Mark Finkelstein of News Busters has the story: NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez...
  • Democratic governors group planning to spend heavily to support Brown in Maryland

    09/10/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Towsoncrs · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9 at 9:15 PM | John Wagner
    The Democratic Governors Association plans a hefty purchase of television ads in coming weeks to bolster Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony G. Brown in his campaign against Republican businessman Larry Hogan. The $750,000 in spending, confirmed Tuesday night by several people familiar with the ad purchases, suggests that the Democratic party is bracing for a more competitive race in the heavily Democratic state than early polls suggested.
  • Dem Doubted She Wanted to Be Part of ĎFull-Time Work Forceí

    09/09/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-8-14 | Brent Scher
    Mary Burke twice debated whether having a job was the thing for her Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke took a two-year break from her career for a ďsnowboarding sabbaticalĒ and a decade later expressed doubts that she ever wanted to have a full-time job again. Burkeís career has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that her rťsumť includes a two-year gap between positions at Trek Bicycle Corporation, which was founded by her father. After working in Europe for Trek overseeing operations in multiple countries, Burke decided she ďneeded some time off,Ē according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal....
  • [Bill] Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    09/06/2014 1:48:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nationís largest swing state. The former president on Friday headlined a rally in Miami where he implored Democrats to defy historical trends and turn out and vote in November. ďWeíre great at doing whatís right if thereís a presidential election on the ballot, but weíre not nearly as good as our Republican opponents are at showing up in the midterm elections,Ē Clinton said. ďThe whole shebang is going to depend on...
  • Candidates for governor differ on I-95 tolls

    09/05/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    turnto10.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Bill Rappleye
    PROVIDENCE - Tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were rejected by popular demand, but a proposed toll on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border had less opposition. Any toll would need federal government approval, and Rhode Island Public Radio's Ian Donnis asked the Democrats running for governor what they thought of the idea during an NBC 10 live debate Wednesday. "Yes. I think people deserve a straightforward answer. This state should be looking in comprehensive ways," Pell said. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said he does not support adding a toll on I-95. "It's a regressive tax that has an impact...
  • Jury begins deliberations in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor

    09/02/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 2, 2014 4:44pm EDT | Gary Robertson
    (Reuters) - Jury deliberations started on Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with taking sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman.
  • Is Wendy Davis' political star fading in Texas gubernatorial race?

    09/02/2014 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    As a feisty state senator with pink sneakers and a fist in the air, Wendy Davis captured both the love and the ire of America last year when she pulled an 11-hour filibuster of anti-abortion measures in the Texas Capitol. But after using that star power to win her party's nomination for governor, Davis is still struggling to take a lead over Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, and some say party confidence in her race is waning. "I think the frustration in some Democratic circles is that, despite her star power and substantial war chest, she has not been able...
  • Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania

    08/31/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | John Fund
    AUGUST 31, 2014 Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has lost support by raising taxes and giving ground to public-sector unions. By John Fund All over the country Republican governors are either poised for easy reelection (such as Ohioís John Kasich and Nevadaís Brian Sandoval) or running even or better against Democrats (Wisconsinís Scott Walker and Floridaís Rick Scott). Then there is Governor Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania. The latest independent poll has him down a shocking 49 percent to 24 percent (with a quarter of voters undecided) against Democrat Tom Wolf. How did Corbett become such an...