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  • GOP Leads in New Jersey and Virginia Governors Races May Signal Big Change in 2010 - Video 10/3/09

    10/04/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 578+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the Wall Street Journal Report talking about Republican candidates leading in two Governors races in states Obama carried easily in 2008. In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie leads incumbent Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine by four points, and Republican Bob McDonnell leads Democrat Creigh Deeds by seven points in Virginia (Real Clear Politics Averages). They point out that the last time the GOP won both of these Governorships was 1993, just ahead of the GOP landslide in 1994 that took control of Congress. . . . (VIDEO)
  • GOP's new diversity push

    09/05/2009 7:49:07 AM PDT · by pleasenoobama · 75 replies · 2,226+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/5/09 | Alexander Burns
    After two successive elections that have exposed the Republican Party to ridicule for its lack of diversity and narrow demographic appeal, the GOP suddenly finds itself with an unexpected bounty. From the West Coast to the East Coast, in some of the smallest and largest states in the nation, the party is currently fielding an unusually diverse crop of serious statewide candidates drawn from the seemingly endless list of constituencies the GOP lost in 2008—notably women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and young people. Electing just a few of these prospects would give the party a dramatic facelift and go...
  • Whitman leads in cash for Calif. governor race

    08/01/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 673+ views
    CNET ^ | August 1, 2009 11:43 AM PDT | Michelle Meyers
    California's gubernatorial primary is still 10 months away, but the multimillion-dollar race for campaign cash has already picked up a quick pace, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman at the front of the pack. It's no surprise that the billionaire Internet exec, who has never held elected office, has lots of money in the bank to spend on her campaign. According to a tally Saturday, she has some $19 million in cash available--and that's after spending $6.1 million to get her campaign operations up and running. It's also after she contributed first $4 million, then $15 million of her own...
  • The People and States Reclaim Sovereignty

    07/29/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT · by Lucien · 6 replies · 608+ views
    July 29, 2009 | Lucien Henderson
    The People and States Reclaim Sovereignty The Ninth and Tenth Amendments provide the leverage needed. All we need is the courage to pull the handle. The basic issue is one of money. We argue about how and how much money is moved between people. We do this as the money flows up from citizens through the government and back down. As the money flows from People through the States to the Federal government and back, the People lose control. The Federal government gathers up the money, determines where it is to be distributed, and thereby gains control over the States...
  • Stumbling Governors Signal Trouble for Democrats

    07/27/2009 6:59:53 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 23 replies · 1,778+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/27/09 | Michael Barone
    "With polls showing a drop in Barack Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it: in the standing of Democratic governors. Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell suddenly is getting negative job ratings " "Ohio's Ted Strickland, who has spent most of his first term working amicably with Republican legislators, scores less than 50 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll and has only tenuous leads over two Republicans, John Kasich and Mike DeWine, who may run against him next year." "In the two gubernatorial races...
  • GOVS IN TROUBLE: DEMS SINKING IN THE STATES

    07/27/2009 2:46:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 492+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2009 | Michael Barone
    WITH polls showing a drop in President Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health-care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it: in the standing of Democratic governors. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell suddenly is getting negative job ratings in both the Quinnipiac University and the Franklin & Marshall College polls -- his lowest marks in seven years. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who has spent most of his first term working amicably with Republican legislators, scores less than 50 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll and has only tenuous leads over...
  • FEMA Administrator Meets With Governors To Discuss Emergency Preparedness

    07/23/2009 3:12:15 PM PDT · by FlorianG · 8 replies · 414+ views
    fema.gov ^ | 7/22/09 | FEMA
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate met with several of our nation's governors to discuss emergency preparedness and ensure that as many resources and plans as possible are in place prior to any potential emergency
  • Republicans Look to Governor Races

    07/21/2009 3:01:21 PM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 631+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in search of good news these days have had to rely on bad news for the White House: the latest setback for President Obama’s health care plan; his sagging poll numbers; the apparent failure, so far, of the Obama economic stimulus plan to create many jobs. But there is the potential for some tangible good news for Republicans hanging just over the horizon: the 2010 gubernatorial elections. For a variety of reasons, from the economic problems crushing governors across the country to term-limit laws forcing out otherwise formidable Democratic incumbents, Republicans have a good shot at making...
  • Governors Visit, Thank Deployed Troops

    07/20/2009 5:18:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Alun Thomas, USA
    While standing in front of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, discusses weapons systems with Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during a visit to Camp Taji, July 18. Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas, 1st Cavalry Division. TAJI — Far away in the hot, arid climate of Iraq, it might be easy for Soldiers to become distant from the places they like to call home, as life goes on without them. However, for some members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade on Camp Taji, a...
  • Democratic Governors Accuse NGA Staff of Misleading Them on Costs of Health Care Reform

    07/20/2009 3:46:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 816+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/09 | Serafin Gomez
    Democratic Governors Accuse NGA Staff of Misleading Them on Costs of Health Care ReformBy Serafin Gomez FOXNews.com Monday, July 20, 2009 BILOXI, MISS. -- Democratic governors on Monday softened their opposition to health care legislation being championed by Democrats in Washington after accusing staff at the National Governors Association meeting of misleading them on the costs of the reforms. **SNIP** "Yesterday the NGA staff gave us some information that was not exactly correct so we're working through to find out what the real numbers are," Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told FOX News on Monday. "Currently the House version does not...
  • DEMS VS. DEMS ON HEALTH CARE: GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER DRAWS HEAT FROM BLUE DOGS, DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS

    07/20/2009 12:39:12 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 425+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 20, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Coming off the Congressional Budget Office’s announcement that the Democrats’ government takeover of health care will drive up costs and add hundreds of billions to the deficit, President Obama and his allies are scrambling to try and build support for the expensive plan. In fact, Washington Democrats are so desperate to take attention off of a government takeover’s costs to consumers and all taxpayers, the President is planning a television blitz and nationwide barnstorming tour. But the problem is, the more the President stumps for his government takeover of health care, the more the American people oppose it. According to...
  • Obama Backlash? Dem Governors Tanking in Polls

    06/30/2009 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 1,256+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 30, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    How else to explain the fact that Democrat governors in two of the most liberal states in the country, New Jersey and Massachusetts, appear to be in big electoral trouble? Either Obama and Congress are damaging the Party brand or these two guys must really suck as governors. Either way, the numbers don't lie.
  • A look at odd behavior by US governors

    06/24/2009 6:55:42 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,671+ views
    The State ^ | Jun. 23, 2009 | Compiled by Monika Mathur
    South Carolina's chief executive isn't the first to earn headlines for acting odd. A look at governors' unusual behavior: -Mark Sanford; South Carolina governor, 2003 to present: Sanford disappeared last week on a secretive vacation, out of pocket from staff, state leaders and even his wife. He had also once put a "spending clock" outside his office to show how quickly a proposed budget would spend state money, and brought pigs to the House chamber to protest pork he said lawmakers left in a budget. -Earl Long; governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960: Long had an affair with a stripper,...
  • THE GOVERNOR'S GAMBIT (Pawlenty -MN)

    05/20/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 745+ views
    pioneer depressed ^ | 5-20-09 | Bill Salisbury
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bold move to single-handedly fix the $2.7 billion hole in the state budget was an important policy decision. "It's not an option. It's a duty," he said Tuesday at a Capitol news conference. But it also was a risky gamble for his political future. He will be blamed if his budget cuts cause widespread pain and damage the state's financial health. But he will be credited as a strong leader if restraining state spending holds down taxes and restores fiscal stability. Pawlenty won't announce whether he'll run for a third term until later this year. And he...
  • Governors Can Run for President While Serving their States

    05/17/2009 11:51:20 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 532+ views
    ADN ^ | May 17, 2009 | Kevin Clarkson
    All the talk lately about how Governor Palin needs to forgo running for reelection as governor in 2010 if she wants to run for President in 2012 got me thinking (particularly because a lot of the talk seems to be coming from those folks who would love to see her not run again for governor -- opening the field for either them or their favorites). Anyway, I decided to do some research to find out how many Presidents over the years have served as governors prior to ascending to the White House, how many had run for President (or Vice...
  • Former Governors Join North Carolina Heroes Board

    05/06/2009 6:04:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2009 – Former North Carolina governors Jim Martin and Jim Hunt have been named as honorary co-chairs of the North Carolina Heroes Fund Statewide Advisory Board, joining other state residents and leaders in showing support for military servicemembers and their families. “The former governors were invited to serve as honorary co-chairs to assist in expanding the reach and exposure of our organization,” Scott D. Stone, founder of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, said. “Given the large military community within North Carolina and their long-term support of our troops, they were eager to join the organization. They...
  • Palin's Stimulus Letter to Obama

    04/01/2009 11:49:56 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 11 replies · 1,568+ views
    Government of Alaska ^ | March 31, 2009 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    Mr. President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, The purpose of this letter is to provide notice that I am accepting those funds available to Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that create new, private-sector jobs and grow the economy. I have invited public discussion through the legislative hearing process currently underway on ARRA funds that appear designed to grow government programs or that will impose federal mandates on our state. Federal stimulus spending must not add to strained state budgets nor diminish state sovereignty by imposing mandates, now or in the future. The...
  • Democratic Governors collapsing?

    03/17/2009 2:04:58 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Next Right ^ | 3/17/09 | Soren Dayton
          It is well known that Jon Corzine's numbers are collapsing in New Jersey. But that's not the only state.For example, look Governor Deval Patrick in Massachussets, as tested by SurveyUSA. He has 28% approve and 68% disapprove. This is flat across region. Even Dems net out at -11, with 42%-53%.Now look at this poll out of Michigan, H/T Race42008's Kavon Nikrad. Any credible Republican beats the sitting Lt. Gov.I haven't surveyed all the states, but it feels like someting is happening.
  • This free money isn't

    03/07/2009 12:52:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2009 | Paul Greenberg
    Hey,it's free money! Isn't that what they always say - they being state and local officials, and the money being federal grants? We, as in We the People, aren't supposed to notice the strings attached to federal funds, or the unintended consequences that may result from taking them. Maybe every federal grant should come with a warning label: Taking this money could have deleterious effects on your fiscal health. Consider the offer of increased federal funding for states that agree to expand their unemployment benefits. A state can't lose on a deal like that, right? Wrong. Because the states would...
  • The Elephant Also Rises

    02/26/2009 7:44:30 AM PST · by redk · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/26/09 | Steven Stark
    Four months ago, the Republican Party seemed headed for the scrap heap. Today, things don't look quite so bad -- not because the party has done anything particularly brilliant, mind you, but because opposition parties almost always come back sooner or later -- and almost always for the same reason. The other party screws up. Or, to paraphrase Enoch Powell, the British politician who put it far more eloquently: all political careers ultimately end in failure. That's because leaders and political parties inevitably over-promise and over-reach. Already, President Barack Obama's efforts -- from the stimulus package to welfare reform --...