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  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • Karl Rove warns Tim Donnelly will hurt GOP candidates nationwide

    05/17/2014 6:14:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 5/16/14
    Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide if the tea party favorite finishes second in the gubernatorial primary election and advances to a November runoff against Gov. Jerry Brown. "If the California Republican Party has as the leading candidate, the leading statewide candidate on the ballot this year somebody who has said the outrageous things that he's said and prone to the outrageous behavior that he routinely engages in, it will be used to tarnish not only the California Republican Party, but they'll throw it at everybody else on...
  • More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis’s Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

    01/21/2014 5:08:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    RedState ^ | January 20, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    "..........The Texas Tribune reported last year that Davis actually “walked away from the mobile home mortgage and moved back in with her mother.” In 2003, when filing for divorce, Davis’s then husband requested a temporary restraining order against her, had the court order her not to do drugs or drink alcohol within twenty-four hours of contact with her children, and her own daughter requested her father be her conservator. In fact, the Court awarded custody of the children to Mr. Davis and required Wendy Davis pay child support. Now we also know that Wendy Davis manufactured a good bit of...
  • Most Candidates for Lt-Governor in Texas Claim Support for Immigration Enforcement Controls

    10/29/2013 8:23:57 AM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | 10-29-13 | Liz Theiss
    Houston,Tx. Three Republican candidates for Texas Lt-Governor and Pauken for Governor pledge support for enforcement legislation. Pauken, Dewhurst, Patrick and Patterson all returned the surveys compiled by three Texas advocacy groups for immigration enforcement. "Pauken's opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, is MIA on the issue," says Mrs.Theiss, founder of Stop the Magnet, who issued the survey, "It seems he is waiting on DC to save him with an amnesty bill." Unlike his opponents, Patterson also admits his support for the guest-worker plank in the TX GOP platform developed and promoted by the restaurant and construction industries in Texas. In the...
  • Freep a poll! (Virginia politics. Cucinelli(r) v. Bolling('rat) for Gov. your choice?)

    05/25/2012 3:46:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    virginiavirtuacon.wordpresscom ^ | 5-25-12 | Virginia Virtuacon
    It's been at least 24 hours since this question has been asked - but what the heck why not ask it again. Bolling of Cuccinelli? Ken Cuccinelli for Governor Bill Bolling for Governor
  • Glass messing with Texas race

    10/01/2010 7:48:42 AM PDT · by laotzu · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/24/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    If former Houston Mayor Bill White is able to prevent Gov. Rick Perry from an unprecedented third term in November, he’ll most likely have received an assist from Libertarian Kathie Glass. Glass, a Houston lawyer who has been keeping a rigorous traveling schedule of tea party events, American Legion venues and radio talk show appearances, is campaigning on a platform of limited government and secure borders. On the stump, her blunt talk, accusing Perry of giving a wink and a nod to President Barack Obama, makes her an immediate presence. And a poll taken earlier this month showed her registering...
  • Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders

    05/22/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 866+ views
    AOL News ^ | May 21, 2010 | David Lohr
    Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders (May 21) -- California gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes has made quite a name for himself in recent weeks -- not so much by surging ahead in the polls, but rather by promising, if elected, to create a "Pedophile Island" for convicted sex offenders. "I read the newspapers, and always somewhere buried in the paper somebody has [been] raped, tortured, kidnapped and so forth," Hughes told AOL News. "We are not getting anywhere [by] putting them back in the neighborhood. ... It's like any alcoholic, sex or drug addict -- have it around...
  • Bill Brady Wins IL GOP Gubernatorial Primary: Not So Fast, Where's Media Coverage?

    02/08/2010 5:45:37 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 8 replies · 455+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 8, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Yes, I know, Illinois ranks right up there with Louisiana and New Jersey as ... Well, I guess I won't go there. But after a week, the residents of my state still do not know who will be the Republican challenger in the November gubernatorial general election. Here are some facts. Illinois is one of the most populous states in the union. Chicago is our country's third largest city. There is a strong probability, the way trends are currently going, the GOP's nominee for governor, quite likely could end up in the Governor's mansion in Springfield. Now here's my question:...
  • Palin Wow'em At Perry Rally in Cypress

    02/08/2010 6:18:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 643+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    The rock star on stage yesterday at the Berry Center was Ted Nugent who “got out of a Texas deer stand” to come and play the National Anthem. The rock star reception; however, was reserved for the event headliner, Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska did not fail to deliver.
  • Part 1: Has Pro-Family Movement Succumbed To "Money Changers"? Has Movement Lost Its Way?

    01/17/2010 6:23:36 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 139+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | January 17, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    A Bit Of Personal History Many RFFM.org readers aren't aware of my history. I address this point not because I am important, but due to the fact of what I have seen during the 17 years I have been a political activist. Though this column pertains to Illinois, it can certainly be repeated throughout the nation. I formed what now is called RFFM.org a little over 17 years ago. The organization was strictly meant to advocate pro-family issues and how conservative causes are represented in the establishment media. Like many, I was naive when I first launched this endeavor. However,...
  • DAIELL CAMPAIGN TAPS JASPER COUNTY CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

    12/28/2009 6:27:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 322+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/28/2009 | Staff
    Campaign Manager: Move Shows Daiell Knows How to Run Statewide The Jeff Daiell for Governor Campaign is proud to announce the appointment of Bob Phipps, Sr., as Campaign Coordinator for Jasper County. Mr. Phipps is currently an insurance fraud investigator in Brookeland.
  • McDonnell Up 7 Points over Deeds 50 - 43 in New Research 2000/Daily Kos Poll

    09/18/2009 5:55:21 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 37 replies · 1,197+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/18/09 | moose2004
    Daily Kos/R2000 9/14 - 9/16 600 LV 50 43 McDonnell +7
  • Two New NJ Gov Polls Paint Different Pictures

    09/01/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 22 replies · 1,267+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/1/09 | moose2004
    Observers of the New Jersey gubernatorial race have been waiting to see whether the tough news cycle Republican Chris Christie found himself in through much of August would shake up the race. But two new public polls out today give two different answers
  • The New York Post Has Endorsed Spitze and Hillary and Sold out!

    10/30/2006 6:10:32 AM PST · by juliej · 34 replies · 809+ views
    What a bunch of sellouts! We knew that Rupert Murdock was hosting Hillary Clinton but for their usually reliable editorial board to completely sell out is trully irresponsible and a disservice to its mostly conservative readership. The Post states that "Spitzer is a Democrat, and a resolutely liberal Democrat at that". No kidding: the guy will push for gay marriage and is an ardent supporter of partial birth abortion. They also state that John Faso, his Republican opponent for governor "is a man of principle who values lower taxes - would that Spitzer had half of Faso's commitment to tax...
  • Vanity: John Faso should be made Controller

    10/27/2006 1:11:52 PM PDT · by juliej · 18 replies · 374+ views
    Juliej
    Alan Hevesi, the current State Controller, has been exposed as the crook that we knew he was, what with his using state funds to pay for his wife's limo driver/keeper. Carol Hevesi may be ill, but surely Alan could have come up with the funds from his own pocket. Now that he is being investigated by an Ethics Panel in Albany and by the local district attorney, there is talk of having him "replaced" if he wins election over little known Republican candidate Christopher Callaghan. John Faso, who is running against Eliot Spitzer, has not been able to raise the...
  • FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S RACE New poll gives Crist a negligible lead over Davis

    10/24/2006 9:50:41 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 11 replies · 663+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | October 24, 2006 | BETH REINHARD AND MARY ELLEN KLAS
    Florida's lopsided contest for governor has suddenly become a dead heat, according to a new poll that boosts the stakes for tonight's first televised debate between Republican Charlie Crist and Democrat Jim Davis. The surprising results energized the longtime underdog, Davis, now trailing by only two percentage points in the Quinnipiac University survey, and put Crist on the defensive. Nearly every other poll has showed a double-digit gap.
  • Why is the New York GOP Turning its back on John Faso?

    09/18/2006 6:29:16 AM PDT · by juliej · 161 replies · 1,330+ views
    JulieJ
    The Powers that Be wisely decided to dump William Weld, the former liberal governor of Massachusetts, in favor of John Faso, conservative Republican. Now they have turned their backs on him giving a pass to Eliot Spitzer, who wants to run for president one day.
  • Why is the Media Coronating Eliot Spitzer

    09/17/2006 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Dodgers fan · 20 replies · 553+ views
    Why is the New York press ignoring the candidacy of Republican/Conservative John Faso. John Faso was the former minority leader for the Republican party in the State Assembly and came very close to defeating Alan Hevesi three years ago for State Controller. Now that he is running against super liberal Eliot Spitzer, the press is crowning Spitzer governor and ignoring Faso.
  • Denver Post Shows their Media Bias

    09/14/2006 9:59:46 AM PDT · by njyaf · 19 replies · 1,015+ views
    Letter to the Editor
    To the Editor: In reviewing the Denver Post's ethics policy we came across this statement: "When significant inaccuracies are committed by an editorial employee, or a pattern of errors in stories is detected, a department head or above should be informed of the problem immediately." With your policy as our guide we are contacting you regarding a recent editorial published on Monday, September 11th, regarding crime in the City of Denver. In it you mock the valid concerns of those who correctly argue that Denver did not do as well as other major cities in combating crime during the last...
  • Gov. Starts Ad Attacks On Dendahl (NM-Richardson)

    07/03/2006 11:44:06 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies · 231+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 29, 2006 | Jeff Jones
    Gov. Bill Richardson's re-election campaign on Wednesday launched its first advertising attack on Republican challenger John Dendahl— 11 days after Dendahl got into the race. The one-minute radio bombing run questions the manner in which Dendahl replaced Santa Fe radiologist J.R. Damron as the Republican candidate for governor. Richardson campaign chairman Dave Contarino, who has called Dendahl a "negative bomb-thrower," said in a prepared statement that the new ad is truthful. "Voters of New Mexico need to understand exactly how Dendahl operates and how and why he was selected by the Republican Party leadership," he said. Dendahl said the Richardson...
  • Harris kicks $100K into campaign after cutting child support

    04/21/2006 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Connie Servative · 14 replies · 941+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 20, 2006 | Howard Fischer
    The Arizona Daily Star Published: 04.20.2006 Harris kicks $100K into campaign after cutting child support By Howard Fischer CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES PHOENIX — Scottsdale businessman Mike Harris has put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign for governor just months after convincing a judge he was too poor to make full support payments for his only child. Harris said he got the court to cut his support payments in half, to $1,000 a month, after coming close to bankruptcy. Harris said he now is in much better financial health, which is why he has committed to spend up to...
  • Queens County Conservative Party Endorses John Faso for Governor

    03/17/2006 1:31:28 PM PST · by Raquel · 16 replies · 354+ views
    Queens County Conservative Party | March 17, 2006 | Raquel Lacomba Walker
    Thomas M. Long, Queens County Chairman Raquel Lacomba Walker, Political Affairs Chairwoman ***** Queens County Conservative Party Election News For Immediate Press Release March 17, 2006 Contact: Thomas M. Long (718) 748-6505 **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** INTERVIEW WITH JOHN FASO Queens County Conservative Party leaders and guests gathered at the American Legion Continental Post in Forest Hills, Thursday, March 16 for an Executive Committee Board meeting. On the agenda, the lively group of over 50 participants had an opportunity to hear John Faso’s vision for New York, and consider endorsing him for Governor in the 2006 race. Growing up in Nassau...
  • Ohio: Jim Petro's Attack Ads

    03/03/2006 1:37:25 PM PST · by David Cameron · 11 replies · 454+ views
    jimPetro.com | 3/3/2005 | jim petro
    http://jimpetro.com/video/shame.mpghttp://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=39011Wow- sounds like the mating call of the Ohio Republican RINO! (Ken Blackwell's new ad is on http://www.kenblackwell.com" )
  • Petro Selects Running Mate (OH gov. race)

    01/30/2006 10:11:27 AM PST · by far sider · 6 replies · 245+ views
    By WTVN Newsroom ^ | January 30, 2006
    Jim Petro selects Coshocton State Senator Joy Padgett as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor in the Republican Primary. One of the Republican candidates for Governor makes a second choice for Lieutenant Governor. Jim Petro has selected State Senator Joy Padgett (R-Coshocton) as his running mate. She is a former teacher, and observers says she brings support from southern and southeastern Ohio to the ticket. Petro calls Padgett "someone who can create consensus for the reform needed in state government". She says Petro is the only candidate with a "record of reform", and the only candidate who can beat the...
  • Worcester DA Snags Police Files

    01/05/2006 7:24:00 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 10 replies · 535+ views
    The MetroWest Daily News ^ | 01/05/06 | Lisa Gentes and Kristen Bradley
    Worcester DA snags police files By Lisa Gentes and Kristen Bradley Thursday, January 5, 2006 Two weeks after Worcester County District Attorney John Conte said he was unlikely to pursue charges in connection with a crash that killed two Southborough sisters, the DA has for the first time requested all files related to a Northborough Police investigation. The request followed a story that appeared in the Dec. 30 Daily News reporting the 17-year-old driver, Shauna Murphy, had been drinking before the crash, according to a source familiar with the case. Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy said yesterday that a representative...
  • Is Corzine the Next McGreevey?

    10/25/2005 9:38:00 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 41 replies · 719+ views
    Enlighten-NJ ^ | October 24, 2005
    Is Corzine the Next McGreevey? Enlighten-NewJersey has learned that something big is about to happen, and when it hits; it’ll make Jim McGreevey look like a Cub Scout compared to Jon Corzine. This damaging revelation is well known by key political insiders in New Jersey, the Corzine camp knows it’s coming and is waiting for the other shoe to drop. The New York Times, the New York Post, the Bergen Record, and the Star Ledger are all running down leads in the story. This story could break wide open any day. It’s not a question of if, but when....
  • [RAMBLINGS] 6October2005

    10/06/2005 7:22:12 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 159+ views
    Mark Bureau ^ | 6October2005 | Mark Bureau
    Topics: Tax Reform OP/ED, Virginia Governor's race, 20065 Alabama Governor's race.
  • Texas Budget = $139 billion spending plan headed to governor

    05/29/2005 2:08:22 PM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 6 replies · 436+ views
    AP (via San Antonio Express News) ^ | 5/29/05 | Brandi Grissom
    $139 billion spending plan headed to governor 05/29/2005 By BRANDI GRISSOM / Associated Press A $139 billion two-year budget plan is on its way to Republican Gov. Rick Perry's desk after the House passed it Sunday. With a vote of 104-40, lawmakers approved a proposal that would increase state spending by about 10 percent. The Senate approved the same plan Saturday with a vote of 30-1. Perry has the authority to veto specific items both in the budget plan and the supplemental budget plan expected to receive a vote later Sunday. "He's going to go through the budget very carefully,...
  • Schundler LIED tonight

    05/19/2005 6:48:44 AM PDT · by ZULU · 16 replies · 578+ views
    New Jersey Politics ^ | May 18, 2005 | Alan Steinberg
    >-------------- Forwarded Message: -------------- From: Asteinberg613@comcast.net To: Maron@njn.org (Michael Aron) Subject: Schundler LIED tonight Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 02:26:52 +0000 Michael - Although I was staying out of any involvement in this primary, I was inclined to vote for Bret, until he outright LIED tonight. At the time McGreevey and Sharpe James made their backdoor Newark arena proposal to use Port Authority moneys, Lew Eisenberg was long gone from the Port Authority. In fact, he had left the Port Authority to serve as a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in January, 2002, prior to McGreevey's inauguration. As...
  • Rural landowners protest Trans-Texas Corridor

    05/18/2005 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Land and Livestock Post ^ | May 17, 2005 | KELLEY SHANNON, Associated Press
    AUSTIN — Rural landowners carrying protest signs and shouting angry slogans gathered at the Capitol to speak their minds. Their goal: Stopping Gov. Rick Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor. Farmers and ranchers say the huge highway project will gobble thousands of acres of their property only to make money for private toll road companies. “The government is out of control. They’re trying to take our property rights away from us,” said Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, one of the legislators who spoke at the May 3 rally. Republican Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn —one of Perry’s potential GOP primary opponents in 2006 — joined...
  • Perry, Hutchison stand apart on toll road legislation issue (Trans-Texas Corridor)

    05/12/2005 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 568+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | May 11, 2005 | Gary Martin
    WASHINGTON — A political spat erupted Tuesday between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when the senator filed an amendment to the $284 billion transportation bill that would ban tolls on existing federal highways. The amendment would repeal existing language in the highway bill that would allow states to erect toll booths on federal highways to pay for transportation projects. "Tolling existing roads to pay for new ones is double taxation," said Hutchison, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee. But the amendment was seen as a shot at Perry's proposed $175 billion Trans...
  • WA Governor's Race Update

    05/01/2005 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Libertina · 13 replies · 361+ views
    Rossi Campaign HQ ^ | April 6, 2005 | Mary Lane
    This Monday, May 2, is the date for the next hearing in the election contest. This will be the last hearing in Chelan County Superior Court before the trial starts on May 23. In this hearing the judge will consider all pre-trial motions. ***Below are two recent news releases regarding what's been happening lately with the election contest. Highlights of Dean Logan deposition King County investigating more felon voters To subscribe to the Dino Rossi for Governor e-mail update, please send us an e-mail at update@dinorossi.com.
  • Abortion Foes Tap Governor (Texas)

    01/15/2005 9:58:29 AM PST · by hocndoc · 36 replies · 936+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Jan 15, 2005 | Peggy Fikac
    Abortion foes tap governor Web Posted: 01/15/2005 12:00 AM CST Peggy Fikac Chief, Express-News Austin bureau AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, who may face a re-election challenge from within his party next year, plans to headline a Capitol rally next weekend on an issue of importance to GOP primary voters — abortion. "Join pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry!" says a Web posting by the Texas Alliance for Life touting next Saturday's Texas Rally for Life. "We've been putting it (the rally) on for about 15 years. This is the first time a governor has appeared. We're just ecstatic about that,"...
  • Letter from Paul Berendt/Chris Gregoire suggets military families are lying

    01/05/2005 7:00:53 PM PST · by 4woodenboats · 30 replies · 922+ views
    Gregoire 2004 | 1/5/05 | Paul Berendt
    Dear Friend, Last Thursday the Secretary of State certified Chris Gregoire governor-elect. We have just finished the longest, most scrutinized election in Washington State history. Ballots have been checked, double-checked, and triple-checked. Democrats and Republicans from across the state have joined together to make this the most accurate election in state history. But, instead of taking Chris Gregoire's call for unity to move our state forward, Dino Rossi and the Republican Party have gone off on a bitter battle to tear down this election. They are trashing the Republican Secretary of State, they are trashing county auditors across the state,...
  • Help toss out this election (From Sound Politics/ WASHINGTON STATE)

    01/03/2005 3:52:56 PM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 7 replies · 866+ views
    SoundPolitics.com ^ | January 03, 2005 | Stefan Sharkansky
    Help toss out this election Many readers have asked how they can help mine the county voter databases for indications of illegal voting and other irregularities. The short answer is: Yes, please! The longer answer is: Here is what you have to do to get started 1. Obtain your own copy of the voter list for your favorite county. The county auditors/election officials are required by law to make this information available to the public. This is public information, and the cost is relatively modest, but I'm not going to release my own copy for two reasons: (1) there are...
  • Timeline of events in the Washington Governor's Race

    12/31/2004 12:25:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 594+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2004 | Associated Press
    12-31) 00:09 PST (AP) -- Nov. 2: Election Day. Three-term Democratic Attorney General Christine Gregoire finds herself in an unexpectedly tight race with Republican real estate agent Dino Rossi, a former state senator. Gregoire is up by 7,000 votes at the end of the night, with hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted. Nov. 9: As absentee ballots are tallied, Rossi closes the gap and then pulls ahead by 2,123 votes. Dec. 30: Secretary of State Sam Reed certifies the election, declaring Gregoire governor-elect. Jan. 12: Inauguration Day. Legislature scheduled to issue certificates of election to new...
  • Doubts linger as Gregoire win certified (3500 more ballots than voters)

    12/31/2004 12:53:58 AM PST · by 4woodenboats · 177 replies · 7,318+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/31/04 | David Postman
    "This is exactly the kind of issue that I think can be brought up in the contested-election statutes," Reed said. But why did he certify the election if the numbers are in doubt? "What I signed was a certification for the numbers that were submitted to us by the counties," he said. "I am not in a judicial or an investigative role here." The latest questions about King County came after the elections office released on Wednesday a list of all registered voters in the county, broken down by those who voted and those who didn't. The Republican Party, among...
  • Dems get 8-vote win in Washington

    12/21/2004 8:15:35 PM PST · by fidelio · 390 replies · 14,285+ views
    Associated Press Wire | 21 Dec 04 | AP
    BC-APNewsAlert,0037 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Democratic state chairman says recount results from King County give Democrat Christine Gregoire an eight-vote victory in Washington's governor's race. (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-12-21-04 2312EST
  • Washington State Recount - Governor's Race

    12/03/2004 1:44:36 PM PST · by gopsue · 11 replies · 949+ views
    King 5 TV ^ | 12/3/2004 | Associated Press and KING Staff Reports
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Less than a day after Democrat Christine Gregoire vowed to concede the race for governor unless Democrats come up with enough money for a full rather than partial vote recount, her party said it had the money to do so. State Democrats scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Friday when they were expected to announce that they had commitments for the $750,000 downpayment to pay for a hand recount of all the votes across the state in a governor's race that is closer than any in state history.
  • WA Gov. Race Recount: Rossi Gains 25 Votes

    11/23/2004 8:46:53 AM PST · by Publius · 33 replies · 1,430+ views
    With 24 of 39 counties reporting, Rossi has gained 25 votes. Rossi's lead is now at 286 votes. Recounted vote totalsOriginal vote totals
  • In Other Frays, 6 Battlegrounds for Governors

    10/21/2004 7:49:54 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 3 replies · 603+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/04 | KIRK JOHNSON
    October 22, 2004 In Other Frays, 6 Battlegrounds for GovernorsBy KIRK JOHNSON ALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 19 - The presidential election has deeply divided many Americans along partisan lines, but in the half dozen states with close races for governor, party labels do not really tell the story. Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire and Washington have become battlegrounds in governors' races even though, in most cases, the outcome of the presidential race there is not in doubt. In these states, voters are wrestling with local issues like education, energy, wages and unemployment - all of which echo only distantly the...
  • The Delaware Governor's Debate-Lots of Giggles Today

    09/29/2004 4:47:28 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 203+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/29/04 | Pat Fish
    Delaware-Three Electoral Votes and Ready to Rumble 09/26/2004 The Little State That Could============================ Myself had chance to hear the debates between all of the Gubernatorial candidates and I do, as expected, have an opinion. Let’s begin with Libertarian candidate Frank Infante. Frank, let’s talk about that voice of yours. Now far be the wise I to think that people with voices that sound like sandpaper being ground against a chalkboard should not be allowed to be Governor. In fact, Delaware would be a fine state in which to practice being a Governor. If the citizens don’t kill you to save...
  • Kinky for governor? Why not? - Kinky Friedman writes op-ed piece on his Texas political race (2006)

    06/13/2004 5:15:03 PM PDT · by weegee · 20 replies · 441+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2004, 1:01AM | By KINKY FRIEDMAN
    Why am I running for governor of Texas in 2006? Why the hell not? I already have several good campaign slogans, starting with "How hard could it be?" Compared with the daunting financial crunch that Arnold Schwarzenegger inherited when he became governor of California, being governor of Texas is a notoriously easy gig. It's rather like being the judge of a giant chili cook-off. Consider that in the past a series of wealthy Texas oilmen have ascended to the office, some of them rarely bothering to leave their ranches to go to Austin unless there was a football game. And...
  • IPL statement shows Daniels was consistent

    02/04/2004 7:39:00 AM PST · by Samwise · 2 replies · 169+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | February 4, 2004 | Mary Beth Schneider and Chris O'Malley
    A newly released statement is consistent with Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels' version of an IPALCO stock swap but also portrays him as a bottom-line businessman. Daniels allowed The Indianapolis Star to read the statement Tuesday. He was interviewed in November by lawyers investigating the stock deal, which cost some retirees their life savings but netted utility officials millions. Secretary of State Todd Rokita had declined to release Daniels' statement even after saying Daniels and five other board members had done nothing wrong. The November statement reiterates what Daniels has said in interviews and in a deposition given as part...
  • CAPEHART IS EDUCATION’S CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR

    01/11/2004 9:13:14 AM PST · by eyesixtyfour · 3 replies · 164+ views
    (CHARLESTON) – On Saturday, the American Federation of Teachers confirmed that their choice in the Republican primary was the former Secretary of Tax and Revenue, Rob Capehart. Capehart who is the frontrunner in the Republican primary is the only candidate to receive the endorsement of both the state’s teachers unions. Secretary Capehart was endorsed over Dan Moore who also interviewed. Capehart received the endorsement of the West Virginia Education Association in November. “It is a great honor to receive the backing from both the WVEA and AFT. Education has been a focal point in my campaign. My goal as Governor...
  • Arizona: I Gotchyer Tax Reform, Right Here!

    12/29/2003 11:47:50 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 6 replies · 118+ views
    PhxNews ^ | Barry Hess
    The last Arizona Gubernatorial race was interesting for a lot of reasons, not the least of which were the choices presented for voter consideration. We had an Independent (Democrat) and a Republican (‘better democrat’) in the middle. And we had an unprincipled Socialist, and an uncompromisingly principled Libertarian presenting the polar opposites in political philosophies. Arizonans had only two real choices, and they chose the Socialist. They should have known that Socialists always promise to give everybody everything, but never deliver anything to anyone. They’re takers—not givers. As an example, our Socialist Governor, a known taxpayer pocket pilferer, said that...
  • 2003 Election Day - Kentucky, Mississippi make their choices

    11/04/2003 10:08:23 AM PST · by jmcclain19 · 27 replies · 163+ views
    From the BushBlog 2003 Gubernatorial racesElection results Mississippi Sec. of State's office Kentucky Sec. of State's officeReal Clear Politics Polling/Profile informationKentucky - MississippiNews sourcesKentucky (Louisville Courier Journal) Mississippi (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)(Biloxi Sun Herald)
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    08/14/2003 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Billie · 179 replies · 387+ views
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