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12 governorships up for grabs in 2016 election

Factbox: Governorships Up For Grabs In 12 States

Republicans and Democrats will battle in a dozen U.S. states that will hold elections for governor on Tuesday, and many of the races could be close calls.

November 4, 2016
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Christie Casts Generous Light On Fiscal Record

Out of sight, out of mind. While on his best-of tour, Chris Christie touts fiscal accomplishments with gusto at a fundraiser in New Hampshire.

March 19, 2015

Drama Builds As Oregon Governor Is Urged To Resign

What on Earth is going on with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber?

February 13, 2015

Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

Republicans can’t decide whether Chris Christie is a savior for their party or a loose-cannon liability.

November 24, 2014

Former Georgia Gov. Sanders Dies

By Mark Davis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now nearly 70 years […]

November 17, 2014

Colorado’s Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper Wins In A Squeaker

Colorado’s incumbent, democratic Governor Hickenlooper has won a second term after an extremely close race.

November 5, 2014

Democratic Challenger Wolf Topples Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett

Learn more about Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election.

November 4, 2014

The 5 Closest Midterm Races

With only about one week of campaigning left, polls show that many candidates are facing dead-locked races.

October 27, 2014

Chris Christie And His Control Of Voting Regulations

In a visit to Washington on Tuesday, Chris Christie revealed his anxiety that the GOP needs to be able to control voting mechanisms before the next presidential election.

October 22, 2014

GOP Turns Crist’s Republican Past Against Him

To become the next governor of Florida, Charlie Crist needs to do everything he can to convince Democrats that he’s truly one of them, while reassuring Republicans that he’s still the same moderate he’s always been. That’s just politics. But no matter how persuasive he is, Crist can’t totally hide from his Republican past. A […]

August 12, 2014

Tuesday’s Primary Will Be A Test Of California’s ‘Top-Two’ System

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide office, Congress and the Legislature, candidates who finish […]

June 3, 2014

N.J. Employees Who Worked On Christie Image Got Raises Averaging 23 Percent

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J.—Nearly all of the state employees responsible for helping New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie craft and promote his image — from his press secretary to the staff that set up his town-hall events and put video clips of his appearances online — got raises in recent months that […]

May 30, 2014

California Governor Brown Calls For Action On Climate Change, Irks Protesters Over Fracking

By Jessica Calefati and Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called California “the epicenter of climate change,” and he urged other states to work with him to halt the rising temperatures that threaten the planet’s future. Brown’s comments came during a speech to a University of California agricultural […]

May 20, 2014

‘Humanity Is On A Collision Course With Nature,” California Governor Says

By David Siders, The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Jerry Brown, blaming climate change for the increasing prevalence of wildfires in California, said Sunday that “humanity is on a collision course with nature.” “The state’s climate appears to be changing,” Brown said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The scientists tell us that definitely. So we’ve got to gear […]

May 19, 2014

How A Refreshing ‘Business Candidate’ Succeeds Where Many Others Failed

Tom Wolf is not the typical businessman-turned-politician. By most accounts, the previously little-known executive from York, Pennsylvania, is going to win the upcoming Democratic gubernatorial primary and cruise to victory over embattled GOP governor Tom Corbett in the November general election. That prospect alone separates him from other businessmen and women who seek public office […]

May 16, 2014

Bridge Scandal Panel Looks To Get Insider’s View Of Christie Office

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. — A former aide in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office is scheduled to appear before lawmakers Tuesday at the first in the latest series of hearings as the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures continues. Christina Renna is expected to answer questions about her […]

May 6, 2014

Kansas Governor Signs School-Finance Bill

By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school finance bill Monday that will send millions of dollars to schools but also end mandatory due-process hearings before experienced teachers can be fired. “This is a win for Kansas students. This is a win for parents. … And it’s a win for property […]

April 22, 2014

Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

By Jonathan Tilove, American-Statesman Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race, according to a poll conducted Thursday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling firm based in North Carolina. The survey found that Abbott was leading Davis […]

April 15, 2014

Will Chris Christie’s Career Survive?

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January 28, 2014

The Right’s Embarrassing Attacks On Wendy Davis Are Too Much For This Conservative

Did you hear the big news? Wendy Davis wasn’t divorced at age 19. She was only separated and briefly living alone with her daughter in a trailer before she was divorced at 21. OMG. It gets worse! It turns out she had a pretty great ex-husband who supported her and her child as she went to […]

January 21, 2014

Avoiding Obama Key To Democratic Victory In West Viginia

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin held off Republican challenger Bill Maloney in Tuesday’s special election for Governor of West Virginia, eking out a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent victory. Tomblin — who has been acting as governor since Joe Manchin’s election to the U.S. Senate — had to fend off constant attacks from Maloney, including […]

October 5, 2011

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Soars Over Other Governors

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is riding high over other governors with an approval rate of 64 percent among New York voters according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo’s approval rating is the highest since Governor George Pataki’s rating reached 66 percent in 2002. Cuomo was also highest among top governors surveyed by Quinnipiac, including […]

June 29, 2011