Category Archives: Governors

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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The Next Massachusetts Miracle?

Twenty years ago, during the vaunted “Republican Revolution” that gave the GOP control of both chambers of Congress, an overlooked story was the Republicans’ success in that’s year’s gubernatorial contests. Going into Election Day, there were 20 Republican governors. After … Continue reading

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Cactus League Results

You don’t have to be familiar with the Coen Brothers’ body of work to know that there’s something . . . well, a little different about Arizona. It begins with a territory that couldn’t get a state constitution signed into law … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin . . .

The latest from the Badger State and what may wind up as the nation’s most closely-watched gubernatorial race this fall. 1) The combatants — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke — have agreed to a pair of … Continue reading

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