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Governors' Races Offer Up Sharp, Bare Knuckle Skirmishes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some of the sharpest bare-knuckle skirmishes this election season are the races for governor, especially in states shouldering the ...

Enthusiasm Gap? Colorado's Would-Be Governor Laments Lack of Crowds (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper spoke Tuesday at the City Club of Denver. In response to a question about the initiative process, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate described a lack of citizen enthusiasm.

ME-Gov: 32% LePage (R), 20% Mitchell (D), 19% Cutler (I) (Critical Insights 10/13-17)

Carlson | Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critical Insights 10/13-17/10; 600 registered voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Portland Press Herald release) Maine 2010 ...

SC-Gov: 51% Haley (R), 37% Sheheen (D) (Insider Advantage 10/19)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Insider Advantage/Statehouse Report 10/19/10; 878 registered voters Mode: Live telephone interviews (Southern Political Report release) South Carolin...

I Can Get Pennsylvania Back on Track

Dan Onorato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Onorato

I know what we need to do to get Pennsylvania's economy back on track--and I have the experience and the vision to prove it.

These Ikea Instructions Are Too Damn Complicated Party

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

If this week's New York gubernatorial debate was your first introduction to Jimmy McMillan and his Rent is Too Damn High Party, then I hate to tell you, but you're, sort of, you know, late to the party.

VT-Gov: 44% Dubie (R), 43% Shumlin (D) (Mason-Dixon 10/11-13)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mason-Dixon for Vermont Public Radio 10/11-13/2010; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Vermont Public Radio releas...

MN-Gov: 42% Dayton (D), 37% Emmer (R), 14% Horner (I) (Survey USA 10/11-13)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Survey USA for KSTP-TV 10/11-13/2010; 712 likely voters, 3.7% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (KSTP release) Minnesota 2010 Governor 42% Dayto...

NV-Gov: 52% Sandoval (R), 37% Reid (D) (Mason-Dixon 10/11-12)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mason-Dixon for the Las Vegas Review-Journal 10/11-12/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Las Vegas Review-Jour...

HI-Gov: 49% Abercrombie (D), 47% Aiona (R) (Rasmussen 10/13)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/13/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Hawaii 2010 Governor 49% Abercrombie (D), 47% ...

CA-Gov: 50% Brown (D), 44% Whitman (R) (Rasmussen 10/13)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/13/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) California 2010 Governor 50% Brown (D), 44% Whit...

PA-Gov: 54% Corbett (R), 40% Onorato (D) (Rasmussen 10/12)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/12/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Pennsylvania 2010 Governor 54% Corbett (R), 40% ...

Carl Paladino: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Kremer

It's one thing to say that you are going to use a baseball bat to straighten out the crowd in Albany, but after you have bashed them in the head, what are you going to do next?

NM-Gov: 46% Denish (D), 46% Martinez (R) (Third Eye Strategies 9/21-23)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Third Eye Strategies 9/21-23/10; 500 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Third Eye Strategies release) New Mexico 2...

SD-Gov: 57% Daugaard (R), 33% Heidepriem (D) (Rasmussen 10/4)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/4/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) South Dakota 2010 Governor 57% Daugaard (R), 33...

NE-Gov: 66% Heineman (R), 24% Meister (D) (Rasmussen 10/7)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/7/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Nebraska 2010 Governor 66% Heineman (R), 24% Me...

The Tea Party Are Just Bullies

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The similarities between Paladino's political posturing and school yard bullying cannot be ignored; the Tea Party will continue to recruit bullies and those attracted to them.

The Way Things Ought to Be

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

While floods of money in our politics is the reality we live in, I don't think we should settle for this.

Election 2010: Democrats Retreat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Paladino's Dog Dukes It Out Like dog, like owner: Carl Paladino's pitbull attacked a passing Labrador yesterday after Paladino addressed a crowd of T...

Mark Blumenthal

Colorado Polls Confirm Tea Party-Backed Candidate's Lead Against Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps it's the calm before the storm, but the first weekend of October brought only a smattering of new statewide polls that confirm Republican adva...

Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

For a crowd that is fond of claiming that there are American citizens willing to work as nannies, grape pickers and meat packers, Whitman has shown how dependent our country is on immigrant labor.

Brown and Whitman Face-Off: Many Differences, Few Surprises

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

We could perhaps see Whitman as the unfailingly organized schoolmarm, and Brown as the rebel rousing student. Perhaps their only area of agreement is that California is in a bind.

CT-Gov: 50% Malloy (D), 40% Foley (R) (Rasmussen 9/26)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Rasmussen 9/26/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Connecticut 2010 Governor 50% Malloy (D), 40% F...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The Senate vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," was more than a repudiation of equal rights for our gay and lesbian citizens; it was downright unpatriotic.

It's Their Party

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

The country is in desperate need of moderate Republicans, nowhere more so than here in New York. The GOP has morphed into the Tea Party, an amalgam of the very angry and the apparently inept.