Category Archives: Governors

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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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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