Category Archives: Governors

2015 Governor’s Races And The Republican “Red Wall”

Before we get to 2016, there’s some housekeeping to attend to. Specifically, three gubernatorial contests on tap for later this year. The states in play: Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi. Will they offer any windows into the health of the two … Continue reading

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2018 In California Takes Shape

That’s not a typo — you read the year right. We’re talking the Golden State’s 2018 governor’s race, not 2016 and the more immediate set of races in the Golden State (most notably, finding Sen. Barbara Boxer’s heir or heiress). … Continue reading

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Alaska Settled; Christie No So Much

Over the weekend, Alaska GOP Gov. Sean Parnell conceded defeat to challenger Bill Walker on what was, in part, a hat-tip to the concept of good government (as Alaska will sear in its new governor on Dec. 1, this gives Walker a sporting … Continue reading

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A Few Facts About 2014

Some political tidbits on this election-hangover Friday: 1) When Louisiana Sen Mary Landrieu loses in that state’s runoff early next month (it’s looking more like a “when” than an “if” after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pulled the plug on … Continue reading

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Four Days Remaining — Four Governors Races To Watch

Twenty years ago, amidst the Republican landslide that flipped the control of Congress and sent a Democratic presidency careening into a ditch, the lesser-reported story was the shakeup at the top of state governments. Overnight, Republicans went from 20 to … Continue reading

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TGIF: A Campaign Cocktail Sampler

As it’s Friday and hopefully you have Happy Hour plans, here’s some info from around the country to give both parties a reason to raise their glasses. For Democrats: 1) This WMUR Granite State Poll showing that Democratic Sen. Jeanne … Continue reading

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Is Red a New England Fall Color?

Whereas this year’s Senate contests have a steady narrative — smaller red states deciding majority control of the chamber — 2014’s governors races are a more complicated affair. We have Democrats breezing to re-election in big blue states — i.e., … Continue reading

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