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Governors Races

Claire McCaskill To Remain In The Senate, Passing On A Potential Gubernatorial Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced Monday that she won't run for governor in 2016, though she may face a potentially tough Senate re-election in ...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Samantha Lachman

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Had A Very, Very Bad Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans had been predicted to take control of the Senate Tuesday evening, but Democrats hoped to do better in gubernatorial races. ...

Obama Makes Final Push For Democrats In Governor's Races

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama's final campaign swing of the midterm election season Sunday came down to part nostalgia tour and part te...

GOP Uses The 'War On Women' Meme To Hit Charlie Crist Over Strip Club Cash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Republicans are using a Democratic motif to accuse former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist of perpetuating a "war on women" by accepting campaign donations ...

Samantha Lachman

Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "For the first time in my life, I will probably vote a straight Democratic ticket." That realization came as something of a surprise to n...

Economic Malaise Clouds Florida Governor's Race

AP | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor. Elected four y...

Florida Democrats Are Really Pushing Fan-gate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Lest we forget the infamous "Fan-gate" incident of 2014, Florida Democrats are parlaying Gov. Rick Scott's (R) initial refusal to debate former Gov. C...

The 10 Most Vulnerable Governors In The Country

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

While the odds favor a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate, the story is slightly different across the gubernatorial map. Democrats are optimistic ...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. ...

Massachusetts Could Get Its First-Ever Elected Female Governor With Coakley Primary Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) could make history as the state's first-ever elected female governor if she wins November's general ...

Samantha Lachman

This Week's Primaries Are An Amazing Collection Of Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican primary to succeed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will indicate whether voters wish to nominate a candidate that Brewer hers...

Samantha Lachman

Last Competitive Republican Senate Primary To Produce Opponent For Vulnerable Dem Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the midterm elections primary season winds down, the focus turns to Alaska, where voters on Tuesday will decide the last competitive ...

Hawaii's Eric Cantor Moment

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

The only question now is if the anyone-but-Abercrombie guy, David Ige, can wage an effective statewide race against two guys who have already done it (Aiona and Hannemann).

Amanda Terkel

6 Primary Races You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin head to the polls for primary contests Tuesday, with crowded GOP fields in several high-p...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Calls Her Opponent A 'Misogynistic Jerk'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

The race to succeed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has become an increasingly nasty one as two of the leading GOP candidates lambaste each other's busine...

Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate: 'I Often Shoot With My Eyes Closed' At Gun Ranges

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Supporters of Republican and former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones may want to give her a wide berth at the gun ranges she's been frequenting as sh...

We've Been Keeping Track Of This Cycle's Strangest Candidates, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

This year's crop of midterm election candidates include a Santa Claus impersonator, a hog-castrating state senator, a supernatural role-player and a r...

Brownback Faces Blowback On Tax Cuts, Trails Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is feeling some heat over his support for income tax cuts that have resulted in dramatic revenue decreases and budget sh...

Anthony Brown Gets Dem Go Ahead In Maryland Governors Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the Associated Press reports. Brown...

Charlie Crist Accused Of Causing 'Lost Generation Of African-Americans'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

A mysterious political action committee is airing radio ads in Orlando, Florida, accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of disproportionately harming Afri...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate's Campaign Manager Resigns Over Sexist Tweets

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's gubernatorial campaign manager resigned only a day after being hired after belittling comments about women fro...

Outside Groups On Pace To Shatter Records In Gubernatorial Races

Center for Public Integrity | Ben Wieder | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By Ben Wieder, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisa...

Amanda Terkel

June 3 Primaries: The Top 10 Races To Watch

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The candidates competing in Tuesday's primaries have certainly had colorful paths to Election Day. There's been talk of castrating pigs,...