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Gubernatorial Elections

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?

Polls and Gubernatorial Elections

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

Today, I turn to gubernatorial elections, which follow a pattern similar to Senate polls. I used estimates of the relationship between polls and outcomes in the 2006 and 2008 gubernatorial elections to generate a set of predictions.

Defections in Massachusetts Governor's Race Beg Larger Questions

David Paleologos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paleologos

Independents have a reputation for handing elections to the "undeserving" candidate. But the diverse make-up of a Independent nominee's camp in Massachusetts might cancel out the larger impact of their defection.

Democratic Governor's Association Rolls Out 'Extreme GOP Makeover' Strategy To Combat Republicans

Hotline On Call | Jeremy P. Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DGA unveiled a blueprint on Wednesday that calls for painting GOP nominees as "extreme" in its effort to minimize losses this fall....

Dan Maes Settlement To Lessen Campaign Finance Fine

Grand Junction Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Attorneys for gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes and a Grand Junction man who filed a campaign finance complaint against him are expected to sign an agr...

Scott McInnis Ignores Threat From Maes, Targets Hickenlooper As Flip-Fopper

Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ESTES PARK -- Speaking to a few hundred tea party activists Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidates Dan Maes and Scott McInnis laid out similar a...

Tea Party Wants McInnis to Release Tax Records

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

"I strongly feel that if you're going to run for office, you need to release any and all information available," said Kelly Standley, Colorado Tea Party Coordinator.

Alabama Candidate Cuts Costs by Sacrificing Billions in Federal Funding

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

One can't deny the veracity of GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim James' statement ("This is Alabama. We speak English.") Unless, of course, where you are right now isn't Alabama, which means that you're an illegal homosexual.

2010 Midterms: Why All Women Candidates Matter

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As of Tuesday, five women candidates for Governor have won primaries in four states--California, Maine, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

Digital, Youth and Politics: The Week's Hottest Moves

Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa Coleman

The times, they are a changin'. Voices previously a bit off the radar are gaining more and more visibility thanks to digital platforms.

Meg Whitman: I Clearly Remember Voting In 1984

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and current Republican candidate for Governor of California, has been under fire recently for her "unacceptable" (her...