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Lieutenant Governor

Unleash Competitiveness Against the Drought

George Yang | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
George Yang

Desalination is expensive. It requires a lot of electricity. It takes up valuable coastal land. It may require costly environmental remediation in order to protect marine species. It cost energy and money to pump water up hill to end users.

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

Progressive Group Backs Leticia Van De Putte In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), broadened its political efforts in Texas as it end...

Leticia Van De Putte: 'I Know I'm Up To The Challenge'

Houston Chronicle | David Saleh Rauf | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN -- State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte is taking her campaign for lieutenant governor on the road, embarking on a 16-city bus tour that over nine d...

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

A Race Among the Ruins

James Moore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
James Moore

These pieces are not fun to put together. When finally assembled, the picture of Texas looks more than a little unsettling. In fact, it often looks pretty damned backwards. The reverse gear was spinning fast cogs in the lieutenant governor's debate in Dallas between four Republican candidates seeking to win the primary.

Eliminate 'Lite Gov' Office? Let the People Vote, Says BGA

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to cast his race against Bill Daley for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as a case of the populist who fights for the little guy (Quinn) vs. the "big shot" who has traveled in elite political and business circles.

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

Bill Brady: Sheila Simon An 'Attorney-Academician,' Doesn't Understand Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady took his first shots at the new Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson reported M...

Getting To Know Sheila Simon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As you probably know, Sheila Simon won the Democratic Party's lieutenant governor sweepstakes. But did you know that she rocks out on the bassoon? Tha...

Pat Quinn Wants Sheila Simon For Running Mate, Art Turner Still Fighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today said he wants Sheila Simon, the daughter of the late Sen. Paul Simon, to be his running mate for the November general election. ...

Democrats Pick 17 Finalists For Lt. Governor Nomination

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a statewide cattle call of more than 100 aspiring lieutenant governors, Democratic party officials picked 17 names to advance to the finals ...

Pat Quinn Considering Susan Garrett As Lieutenant Governor Nominee

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Veteran suburban lawmaker Sen. Susan Garrett has emerged as a leading choice of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to become his running mate, top party source...

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned hi...

Quinn Budget Contains No Funding For Lieutenant Governor's Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already bleak future of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Illinois got a bit bleaker last week with Governor Pat Quinn's new budget announc...

Could Newsom Become the Phil Angelides of 2010?

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Hogarth

Mayor Gavin Newsom has entered the race for Lieutenant Governor, a job he ridiculed while running for Governor -- and his supporters include San Franciscans who figure it's an opportunity to get rid of him.

Gubernatorial Candidate Looks For Running Mate On Craigslist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Looking for a well-paying job in Colorado? Interested in politics? Job hunters perusing Craigslist for Denver-area job openings may be surprised to s...

Illinois Lieutenant Governor: Colorful Candidates Apply For Democratic Party Bid

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois' Democratic voters picked a pawnbroker as their candidate for lieutenant governor, and that didn't exactly end well. So perha...

Jason Plummer, Republican Lt. Gov. Nominee, Draws A Blank On 'Chicago Tonight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The lieutenant governor's office in Illinois is not looking so hot. On the Democratic side, of course, there's the gaping hole on the ticket left by...

Quinn Will Post Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Online

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says the public will have a chance to vet his potential lieutenant governor running mates via a web site that will feature biographies ...

Madigan Lieutenant Governor Bill Moves To House, Could Eliminate Office By 2015

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's push to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor took one step forward Wednesday, as the House Executive Comm...

Tammy Duckworth Says No To Lieutenant Governor Offer From Quinn, NBC Chicago Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to NBC Chicago sources, Tammy Duckworth has called Pat Quinn to turn down his offer that she run as his lieutenant governor. The governor h...

Other States Make A Case For Lt. Govenor's Office: Should The Position Remain In Illinois?

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago - The larger-than-life cardboard cut-out is hard to miss amid the traditional ornate trappings on the third floor of the Indiana Statehouse. I...

Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Lieutenant Governor? Pat Quinn Asks Her To Be Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn told the press on Friday that he has asked Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Tammy Duckworth to be his running mate. Duckworth, a ve...

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Candidate Would Eliminate His Own Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a crazy season for Lieutenant Governors. In Illinois, just days after winning the Democratic primary for the office, Scott Lee Cohen was fo...