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Democratic Governors Association

Why Chris Christie Is Keeping A Low Profile

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation's go...

Obama To Dems: Focus On The State

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Democrats must turn their focus to the states and to races for governor this year if they want to ensu...

Jon Ward

Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

A Hyper-super PAC Boosts McAuliffe in Virginia Race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Virginia's permissive campaign finance laws are allowing a super PAC to operate outside its usual boundaries and directly donate to and coordinate with a candidate in the state's gubernatorial race.

2016 Prospects Mix On Big Stage

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Health care, budgets and education topped the official agenda for governors at their annual summer summit. But the 2016 presidential...

Coloradans Urge Democratic Governors to Invest in Renewables, Reject Fracking

Allison Wolff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Denver
Allison Wolff

On Saturday, July 13, Frack Free Colorado joined Protect Our Colorado and dozens of other groups outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting in Aspen, Colo., to remind the state leaders, that good governors don't frack their people.

'Fractivists' Follow Governor To Aspen

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. ASPEN– This tiny resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado...

John Celock

Top Dem Gov. Expects Unity Against Christie

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association is expecting the fractured New Jersey Democratic Party to unite behind the party's p...

We Need More Women in Governorships

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Gov. Peter Shumlin

For every piece of good news we hear about women assuming new leadership roles, there is more evidence that our current political culture fails to encourage qualified women to run for office.

Republican Decides Against Big Switch

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing fundraising difficulties and the current partisan political environment, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced Tuesday tha...

Governors Warn Of Looming Cuts Posing Major Threat

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Washington's protracted budget stalemate could seriously undermine the economy and stall gains made since the recession, exasperate...

John Celock

Top Dem: Govs 'Scared To Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, the head of the Democratic Governors Association, steered clear of calling for a total assault weapons ban F...

Chris Christie Has A New Adversary

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — You might not have heard of New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono, though you've probably heard of the man she's itching to take o...

Republicans Poised For Gains In Governor's Races

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarte...

Dem Govs Attack Sarah Palin's 'Lie'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As the National Governors Association conference kicks off Friday, the nation's Democratic governors are attacking what they say are lies being told b...

Tom Barrett Invites President Obama To Wisconsin Fish Fry

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett plans to continue aggressively criticizing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) Thursday night when the men meet f...

Republican Governors Association Urges Candidates To Tie Opponents To Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Republican governors used a Monday afternoon press conference to criticize President Barack Obama's record and lay groundwork for ...

Democratic Governors Tell Republican Governors To 'Cheer Up'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Democratic governors have been telling their Republican counterparts to "cheer up" Monday morning, as the states' chief exe...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Congratulates Voters For Overturning SB 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The extent to which Ohio Gov. John Kasich's collective bargaining measure has been a national issue has always been a bit murky. But wit...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Association Joins Fight For Anti-Union Law Repeal With Checkbook

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Banking on a backlash to the anti-union campaigns spearheaded by Republican governors, the Democratic Governors Association announced on...

John Celock

Poll: Tomorrow's Election Too Close To Call

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Tuesday’s special election for governor of West Virginia is becoming a nail-biter, with the Democrat holding a one-point lead in a recent poll. P...

Union Members Slam Quinn Over Raise Rejections As He Rakes In Cash For DGA

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

As union members statewide gathered to protest Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision to deny raises to public employees, the Democratic Governor's As...

My Top Ten Political Winners and Losers for 2010

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Niall O'Dowd

Written off after the mid-term elections, a few weeks later Barack Obama glides, if not exactly walks, on water.

Sam Stein

Fox News Lawyers Up, Responds To Allegations Of Campaign Finance Law Violations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fox News network has solicited the services of a prominent D.C. law firm and an equally prominent campaign finance lawyer to ward of...

Democratic Revival Begins with Governors

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

People are angry and understandably so - they're not getting what they want from politicians. While our problems are as great as they have ever been,...