Category Archives: Governors

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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Democrats Looking for Guv Luv

Some people count sheep to try to fall asleep. Over at The Nation, they count Republican governors who could be in for a fall this fall. The rationale: “Extremism has made many of these [2010] Republican Wave governors vulnerable in … Continue reading

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Haley’s Comet

Tomorrow, it’s back to California. So let’s spend our last day in South Carolina with a brief look at the state’s governor, Nikki Haley, who’s up for re-election this fall. About Haley: As the Palmetto State’s first female and nonwhite … Continue reading

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Brown-Kashkari: A Scorecard

Granted, we probably overdo it with the boxing metaphors when scoring political debates, but in this case it comes in handy in assessing Thursday night’s encounter, in Sacramento, between California Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, businessman Neel Kashkari. … Continue reading

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Best Ad of 2014?

This is a new spot by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor. It might be the best ad you’ll see in this election cycle. Judge for yourself:    To receive emailed updates from “A Day at … Continue reading

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What Vexes Wendy in Texas

I have this op-ed currently running on The topic: Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial run in Texas and why she’s run into trouble. Some quick takeaways: 1) Davis rose to national prominence last summer as a pro-choice Democratic senator launching a … Continue reading

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