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Governors Race

GOP Candidate Admits He's The 1 Percent Of The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Illinois businessman Bruce Rauner wants to set the record straight: He's not just part of the one percent, he's...

Bill Clinton Repays His Former Campaign Driver, Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton, who served nearly 12 years as the governor of Arkansas before heading to the White House, sent a fundraising email Wedn...

Wendy Davis To Take 'Second Look' At Governor's Race, Reports Say

Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) hinted Monday morning that she might be interested in running for governor. After the se...

Jason Cherkis

Watch: Do Attacks On Romney's Bain Work? One 2002 Focus Group Thinks So

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since President Barack Obama began aggressively attacking Mitt Romney for his record running Bain Capital, there has been debate ov...

Jimmy McMillan Got 40,000 Votes Yesterday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Jimmy McMillan says he can't quit now – the rent is still "too damn high." The man who became the breakout star of New York's ...

2010: A Jerry Brown Odyssey

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

In the long and winding road that is Jerry Brown's life, there has been no shortage of odysseys. But with 2010 drawing to a close, and Brown confronting one of the greatest crises of governance seen in a modern state, it's worth looking at this particular one.

Jimmy McMillan Is Not A Registered Member of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party

The New York Observer | David Freedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The news that Jimmy McMillan keeps nunchucks in the backseat of his car was a little surprising. The news that he only pays $800 in rent for a one-bed...

Carl Paladino Hasn't Conceded Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo's a tough man to reach. So much so that Carl Paladino still hasn't made a successful concession call to the governor-elect. The New York ...

WATCH: Carl Paladino Makes Strange, Last Ditch Video Appeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the final days before today's election, Carl Paladino took the internet to post a final appeal to voters. In this strange video, Paladino gives a...

Paladino Gives Anti-Gay Rant In Williamsburg

nydailynews.com | Simone Weichselbaum and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flame-throwing Republican Carl Paladino blasted gays Sunday - saying there is "nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual." "I don't ...

Paladino Taking Over The Airwaves Tonight

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Feisty gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is expected to broadcast a "major" announcement over many New York stations tonight. Paladino has purcha...

Dan Maes Would Cut 2,000 To 4,000 State Workers "Just Like That"

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes said Thursday he would lay off as many as 4,000 state employees if elected and force a showd...

Mark Blumenthal

Why Were Polls Off In Florida?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's any easy bet to win today in Washington (or anywhere else where true political junkies gather): Where did polling miss the mark most yesterday...

Amanda Terkel

NY Tea Party Favorite Compared Jewish Dem To 'Hitler'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Albany Times Union has resurfaced October 2009 comments made by New York gubernatorial hopeful Republican Carl Paladino, in which he endorsed comm...

Democrats' Gubernatorial Picture May Be Bleakest of All

Mark Greenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Greenbaum

While these sleepy state contests might not be as sexy as marquee Senate races, they are equally if not more critical to Democrats' long term picture. As things stand, that picture is very dark.

Carl Paladino Backs Welfare Prison Dorms, Hygiene Classes

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients...

Four Reasons Tonight Looks Bright for Democrats

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

However today's elections play out, Democrats will be in better shape after voters go to the polls.

Niki Haley Paid Taxes Late, Racked Up $4,000 In Fines Despite Accountant Credentials

AP | SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tax records revealed Wednesday that South Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley repeatedly paid fines for not p...

'Raghead': State Senator Uses Slur Against S.C. Candidate, Obama

AP | PAGE IVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday called a Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent a "raghead," saying we have...

Bill Brady Calls For Investigation Into Teamster Contributions To Pat Quinn's Campaign

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As suspected all along, Pat Quinn vetoed the McCormick Place reform bill -- but it wasn't because he was losing the power to appoint the director. It ...

Brother To Replace Slain Candidate In Mexico Election

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — The brother of a gubernatorial candidate assassinated in northern Mexico was named Wednesday to run as his replacement...

Whoops. Records Show McInnis Never Gave To RNC

Denver Post | Karen Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis said earlier this week that he had made charitable contributions to the Republican National Committee, but recor...

Susana Martinez, Prosecutor, Wins New Mexico Republican Primary In Governor's Race

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP / Huffington Post)-- Prosecutor Susana Martinez has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico governor. She'll face New Mexi...

Bill White Wins Democratic Primary For Texas Governor's Race

AP | KELLEY SHANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)- Former Houston Mayor Bill White defeated six other candidates Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, giving ...

Paterson Launches Election Bid On Long Island

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor Saturday with a combative campaign speech that mock...