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Republican Illinois Governor Rauner to seek reelection

What is it with Republican governors seeking reelection and Harley’s?  First it’s Walker in Wisconsin and now Rauner in Illinois riding their hogs in campaign announcement ads. Manly men doing manly things. As expected Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday that … Continue reading

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Democrat Phil Murphy sailing to victory in New Jersey gubernatorial

Thanks in great part to the ever-unpopular current Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Democratics are widely expected to win the upcoming gubernatorial election with candidate Phil Murphy. If you’d like to see some polling to that effect, Fairleigh … Continue reading

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Tennessee governor’s race takes shape

According to a new poll,  U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R)  is the best known candidate among Democrats and Republicans considering a run for governor of Tennessee. The poll found that 49 percent of registered voters at least know Black’s name, which … Continue reading

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2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race starts to take shape

Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Massachusetts announced his intention to run for governor of the state on Saturday. So far two other Democratic candidates have announced: Robert Massie, an environmental activist, and Jay Gonzalez, a state budget official under former Democratic … Continue reading

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Ed Gillespie on course for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Virginia

Ed Gillespie seems to be running away with the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, according to a new poll by the Washington Post-Schar School of Policy and Government.* The GOP primary is on June 13th. Thirty-eight percent of likely Republican … Continue reading

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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello (D) crushes an ambulance

Former Rep. Tom Perriello is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Virginia. He’s running to the left of presumed favourite Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Incumbent Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is term limited in that he can’t run for consecutive … Continue reading

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Gwen Graham and other bits and pieces on the Florida 2018 gubernatorial

Former Florida Rep. Gwen Graham announced Tuesday her intention to run for governor of Florida in 2018. She’s a Democrat.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott is term-limited and very likely to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson next year. Graham is the daughter of … Continue reading

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Democrat Drew Edmondson announces for governor of Oklahoma

Hope springs eternal for Democrats running for state-wide office in very red confines. Such is the case for Drew Edmondson, a former state attorney general, who has announced he will run for governor in Oklahoma. The Edmondson name is familiar to … Continue reading

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Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle to run for governor

Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle, in his third term as mayor, announced on Friday that he will be running for governor of the state in 2018. The  announcement surprises no one. Four years ago he seriously considered running against former … Continue reading

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