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Gubernatorial Elections

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Dems Did It to Themselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, Candidates: How'd that whole "Abandoning Obama" thing work out for you?

Mark Blumenthal

Here Are The Governor Races Still Too Close To Call

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

While the battle for the U.S. Senate has captured attention nationwide, some of this year's closest contests are among the 36 governor's races, nearly...

Lauren Weber

Obama, Obama, Obama: The Midterm Candidates Can't Stop Debating The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama isn't on the ballot Tuesday, but you wouldn't know it from watching this year's congressional and gubernatorial debates. The Huffi...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

A GOP Wave? Thank the Democrats' Cave!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Election Night forecast: It won't be pretty. Here's part of why...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: This Year's Gubernatorial Races Get Even More Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Many of this year's gubernatorial races remain exceptionally close. Most Americans think the GOP will win the Senate. And do early voting numbers real...

The Mt. Everest of Pettiness: Gov. Rick Scott, 'Fan-Gate' and the Farce of Fairness

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Gosh darn it, Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants you to know that fair is fair and that he plays by the rules. He's going to make his opponent sweat and feel the heat (literally), even if it means putting a floor fan ahead of a debate about the future of Florida.

Pennsylvania Businessman Leads Democratic Polls Ahead Of Gubernatorial Primary

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Democrats will vote in a primary election on Tuesday to choose a candidate to face off against Republican ...

College Football and the 2014 Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The course of American democracy may be decided on the first Saturday of November in the following college football games: Florida vs Georgia, Michigan vs Indiana, Illinois vs Ohio State, and Texas vs Texas Tech.

Chris Christie Got 51 percent of the Hispanic Vote: So What?

Giancarlo Sopo | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Giancarlo Sopo

Here are three reasons why the contention that 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in New Jersey translates to potential national Hispanic appeal makes a pretty lousy argument.

Tom Tancredo and the Lord

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.26.2014 | Denver
Christopher Brauchli

Tom Tancredo will probably be calling on the Lord again. When he needs to change his mind he lets the Lord do it for him. When he makes a decision he later regrets, he simply calls on the Lord who then decides what he should do.

Women's Health: A Winning Issue

Dawn Laguens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

But most people will see the lesson of the election clearly: You can't win an election without women, and most women just aren't going to vote for someone who wants to strip away our rights, and take us back to the 1950s.

Christie Faces Likely Reelection In Lopsided Race

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday w...

2014 Illinois Governor Candidate Expenses: How Are They Spending Their Campaign Dollars?

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Think all campaign spending goes toward advertising, printing yard signs and making campaign T-shirts? You'd be amazed at the expenses incurred by candidates stumping for votes.

South Carolina Democrat Announces Challenge To Nikki Haley

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

South Carolina state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) announced Wednesday that he is “taking steps” to launch a 2014 gubernatorial campaign, likel...

State Of School Funding In Washington Like 'A Wartime Setting'

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Republicans Look To Extend Dominance In Key Races

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

* Republicans hold a 29-20 advantage * Likeliest gain is in North Carolina * Strong candidate in Washington state ...

Labor Launches Attack On GOP Candidates In Key Races

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO will start investing heavily in high-profile non-presidential elections next week, sending hard-hitting mailers to 180,000 u...

The Grand Old Party's New Pantry Cookbook!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What voter wouldn't warm up to a cookbook from people who think Hamburger Helper is a form of socialism?

The Next Blagojevich...

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Why does corruption seem to thrive in our wonderful state (and my native Chicago!), and what can citizens do to stop it?

Massachusetts Exit Poll: Deval Patrick Owes His Reelection to Women

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

One finding clearly jumps out from our preliminary results: Deval Patrick (D) appears to owe his victory today to women.

37 Chances to Reform U.S. Education

Jeanne Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jeanne Allen

More importantly, though less often realized, the winners of 37 races for governor this year will determine the educational future of millions of students in their states.

NY Gov Hopefuls Gather In First And Last Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With just two weeks to go before the general election, the seven candidates looking to be the next governor of New York came out in the first (and mos...

A Major Miner Interruption

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I'm angry. It's OK to be angry. In New York, there's a lot to be angry about, so why shouldn't I be angry? I say what's on my mind. If I offended anybody, I apologize. So here's my question: Why am I losing by 20 points?