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  • Sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate delivers petition urging California to deny parole

    06/21/2016 2:24:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Sharon Tate's sister Debra has handed in a petition with 139,000 signatures on it to California governor Jerry Brown, appealing to him to intervene in the parole release of a Charles Manson follower. The actress was murdered by Manson's gang at the age of 26 in August 1969. Tate, who was eight months pregnant by film director husband Roman Polanski, was one of seven people killed in two separate massacres.
  • McFeely: Burgum pulls off an upset for the political ages

    06/15/2016 7:03:12 PM PDT · by iontheball · 12 replies
    The Forum ^ | Mike McFeely
    Burgum wins nomination for ND governor Burgum rode the anti-establishment wave from the beginning, waging an almost micro-targeted campaign pushed by his consultant out of the Washington, D.C., area. Burgum embraced Donald Trump, painted Stenehjem as a supporter of Obamacare, hammered Stenehjem on the current state of the North Dakota budget. It was a non-stop blizzard of polling hot-button issues and talking points. Burgum's campaign would push-poll residents one week and mail campaign flyers the next, pounding Stenehjem on issues like the raises he received as attorney general. Burgum's campaign was a 2016 Corvette. Stenehjem's, run by a Bismarck advertising...
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon — Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room

    05/18/2016 6:02:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Politics Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon — Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room Alex Pappas Political Reporter 1:46 PM 05/17/2016 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration’s new directive on bathrooms for transgender public school students by saying: “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom.” “We must get our country back on track,” Abbott, a Republican, added. JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom. We must get...
  • Hillary horror! 'Get those f-ing retards out of here'

    05/16/2016 2:06:38 PM PDT · by imanerd11 · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2016 | Unspecified
    “When are they going to get those f—ing ree-tards out of here?!” Those are said to be the infamous words of Hillary Clinton – also known as Arkansas’ “Mother of the Year” in 1984 – when Hillary reportedly grew frustrated that handicapped children weren’t collecting their Easter eggs quickly enough on the lawn of the Arkansas governor’s mansion. “[T]he children were having a wonderful time. But they were having a v-e-r-y, v-e-r-y, v-e-r-y s-l-o-w time of finding and picking up the Easter eggs,” wrote Dolly Kyle – a childhood sweetheart of Bill Clinton who had a 33-year relationship with him...
  • Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

    04/18/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/16 | David Eggert - AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. The Republican governor, who has apologized for his administration's role in the city's lead-tainted water crisis, visited a house that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead and left with five gallons of filtered water. He said he understands people feel that if officials say the water is OK, then he should drink it, too. "What better way to...
  • Whistleblowers: Bentley ordered state helicopter to fly his forgotten wallet to the beach

    04/12/2016 8:27:31 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 82 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Cliff Sims
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Multiple confidential sources inside of state government came forward to Yellowhammer this week with accusations that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered a state helicopter to fly his wallet to him at the beach, after he accidentally left it behind in the wake of an argument with his then-wife. If true, the allegations call into question Gov. Bentley’s assertion that he did not misuse state resources during his affair with his then-senior advisor Rebekah Mason.
  • MS: Permitless or “Constitutional” Carry goes to Governor Bryant

    04/09/2016 5:08:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 786 is now headed to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.  The bill passed the House on a final concurrence vote of 85 to 35.  The Governor has five days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law.  From state.ms.us: Once a bill passes both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature it is sent to the governor for signature or veto. The governor has five days to either approve a bill by signing it into law, or to return it to the House of Representatives or the Senate with objections. If the governor does not take either action, the...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • The Latest on campaign 2016 Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for presid

    03/07/2016 3:44:04 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 232 replies
    Associated Press/WVNS CBS TV 50 ^ | March 7, 2016 | AP Staff
    <p>6:19 p.m.</p> <p>Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.</p> <p>The Cruz campaign announced the endorsement Monday, which comes the day before Mississippi votes in the presidential primary. Forty GOP delegates are at stake.</p> <p>Bryan says in a statement that "It's time for Republicans to join together and unite the party for the good of our state and our nation."</p>
  • Jan Brewer endorses Trump

    02/27/2016 11:39:52 AM PST · by SueRae · 89 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/27/16 | Governor Jan Brewer
    https://www.facebook.com/GovJanBrewer/?fref=nf
  • Surprise: Obama vetting GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval for Scalia's Supreme Court seat

    02/24/2016 3:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Gotta give credit where it’s due. Obama and his pal Harry know how to troll Republicans. Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process.Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican blockade in the Senate…Sandoval met Monday with Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid, a fellow Nevadan with whom he enjoys cordial relations. A person familiar with the conversation said...
  • Grading Gov. Tom Wolf's first year: C

    02/05/2016 5:59:21 PM PST · by lightman · 23 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 5 February AD 2016 | YDR Editorial Board
    REPORT CARD First marking period Student: Thomas Westerman Wolf, governor Freshman, Class of 2018 Grading scale: 0.0-4.0 Overall effectiveness (weighted) Grade: 2.0 Comments: Thomas is an idealistic student and a hard worker. In the past, he has demonstrated skills that qualified him for this honors program. He has been successful in business and as a community leader, bringing together people with different viewpoints to cooperate and achieve common goals. So far, however, he has not successfully brought those skills to bear on his primary task: Passage of a state budget that reflects his governing philosophy. It would be unfair to...
  • GOP lawmakers call for firing of Mizzou professor who called for 'muscle'

    01/05/2016 6:12:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    USA Today ^ | 1/6/2016 | Aamer Madhani
    <p>More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers are calling for the firing of a University of Missouri assistant professor and a staff member who received nationwide attention after a video captured the two women attempting to intimidate student journalists at the site of a campus protest in November.</p>
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • (Daily Mail Photos In Thread) Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and girlfriend, 33, b

    12/28/2015 2:41:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 December 2015 | | Hannah Parry
    It's Spitz-ville: Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his girlfriend, 33, break up - two years after affair ended his marriage It was an affair said to have cost Eliot Spitzer his marriage and his girlfriend her political spin job. But after two years together it appears that the disgraced former New York governor and partner Lis Smith have gone their separate ways, NY Daily News reports. Smith had just joined Bill de Blasio's team and was widely considered to be the likely candidate for the mayor's press secretary when pictures of emerged of then-married Spitzer sneaking into...
  • Year one with Mr. Fix It (Baker "boring but productive")

    12/14/2015 6:29:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/14/15 | Meredith Warren
    It seems a majority of Massachusetts voters actually prefer boring to blustery. In a recent poll that gauged support for governors across the United States, Baker earned a 74 percent approval rating from Massachusetts residents, a level of support no other governor could reach. How does Baker make boring so appealing? He seems to have figured out three qualities that are critical for getting things done, even in a state where his own Republican party is still a distinct minority. For one thing, he plays well with others. Unlike his predecessors, Baker goes out of his way to make nice...
  • Alaska Governor pushes lots of new taxes, including state income tax

    12/13/2015 12:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Things aren’t going very well in Juneau these days and unlike the more nuanced arguments taking place in other states, Alaska is dealing with a problem which can be summed up in one word: money. The state spent a long time riding high on sustained, high oil prices which greatly impact their budget, but the sunset of the oil boom has led to a long term collapse in those revenues and Alaska needs to come up with some more cash. Their part time legislature will be returning to session next month and they will be facing a wide ranging proposal...
  • John Bel Edwards' transition team to examine restoring food stamp benefits

    12/04/2015 7:37:32 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | December 4, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has decided not to re-apply for a waiver that allows out-of-work residents to apply for food stamp benefits after they've been on the program for three months. But because Louisiana's unemployment rate is above the national average, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards could decide to apply for the waiver once he takes office Jan. 11. Doing so could restore food stamp benefits, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to as many as 64,000 Louisianians who have been unable to find work. snip
  • Governors not falling for Obama's ploy on Muslim refugees

    12/02/2015 12:08:29 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 1 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    The controversy over Syrian refugees and where they will be placed is blowing the lid off the government's refugee resettlement program as governors are learning just how secretive this program really is. In a Nov. 17 conference call with the WH, governors from more than a dozen states were told they were not permitted to find out who is being resettled in their states, according to sources who listened in on the call. -- Then came the news Monday that the White House would be offering a "new program" -- The problem with that is, it's after the fact, after...
  • John Bel Edwards will issue executive order protecting LGBT state employees

    12/01/2015 3:03:19 PM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | December 1, 2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards plans to issue an executive order to protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from firing, discrimination and harassment as state employees and government contractors. Edwards' directive would cover state workers and government contractors in agencies and departments he oversees. But executive orders don't necessarily bind parts of state government outside the governor's control, such as the judiciary. The Edwards' transition team did not provide a timeline for when the order might be issued, but the Democrat will be sworn into office Jan. 11. The governor-elect told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune directly a few weeks...
  • Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ Medicaid expansion timeline hits bump in road; here's what's next

    11/27/2015 10:46:13 AM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 26, 2015 | Marsha Shuler
    By Marsha Shuler| mshuler@theadvocate.com Nov. 26, 2015; 6:25 p.m. On the campaign trial, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards promised time and again that he would expand the rolls of Medicaid on his first day in office. His promise to reverse repeated rejections of expanded Medicaid by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and open the government health insurance program to more low-income workers was a cornerstone of the Democrat’s campaign. But legal realities have caused Edwards to back off, at least for the time being, while his incoming administration works through a legal glitch raised by the Legislature’s fiscal advisers. Edwards told reporters...
  • Jay Dardenne Auditions For John Bel Edwards’s Commissioner Of Administration

    11/25/2015 10:32:20 AM PST · by abb · 13 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 · 24 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 · 25 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 · 55 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 WTOP.com ^ | 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
    nytimes.com ^ | 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 Saturday’s 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 Jeb’s 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 Schweizer’s 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 Brown’s 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. “It’s disappointing that Governor Brown couldn’t 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 California’s 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 Cuomo’s 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 governor’s 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 Goforth’s 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 Didn’t Campaign—Or 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 didn’t 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 state’s counties. He got a call from his mother on election day who was excited that she voted for a candidate with her son’s name—she didn’t know it was actually him because he hadn’t told any of...
  • Gov. Hogan’s 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 state’s highways, canceled Baltimore’s long-planned Red Line light-rail project and, last week, dramatically announced the closure of the city’s deeply troubled Men’s Detention Center. Hogan, Maryland’s 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 governor’s 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...