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Chris Christie Almost Delivers Nonpartisan Christmas Message

Chris Christie Almost Delivers Nonpartisan Christmas Message
Appearing on NJTV's with Steve Abubato last night, Governor Chris Christie answered one question in particular without the usual partisan cheapshot. It was refreshing to hear the Governor speak without the audacious and vilifying tone that most in the state have grown tired of.
The answer was in response to a question posed (10:35 mark) by Mr. Abubato in regards to comments made by partisans suggesting prominent activists have created an environment that encourages and prop
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FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum

FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum
Florida Governor Rick Scott threw a bit of a tizzy when he heard his challenger had brought a small fan to the gubernatorial debate to keep cool. But the rationale for not coming out he gave reporters later is even stranger.
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GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race

GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race
The GOP pundit class is starting to get a bit nervous as Democratic candidate Mark Shauer closes in on incumbent Rick "Right-to-Work" Snyder in Michigan's gubernatorial election.
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Wu Forever: Big Potential for Weird Election Scenario if Tim Wu Wins the NY Lt Gov Primary

Wu Forever: Big Potential for Weird Election Scenario if Tim Wu Wins the NY Lt Gov Primary
If Tim Wu wins the primary for New York Lt. Governor, Andrew Cuomo and his campaign will certainly face a crazy election scenario.
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Colorado Republicans Celebrate China’s Quickie Executions

Colorado Republicans Celebrate China’s Quickie Executions
Debate over the death penalty in Colorado continues this election year, as Republican work to make Gov. John Hickenlooper's granting of a temporary reprieve to "Chuck E. Cheese Killer" Nathan Dunlap a campaign issue. A recent interview leaked by a conservative news outlet, as one example, quotes Hickenlooper as considering a full commutation of Dunlap's sentence — along with the governor's growing belief that the death penalty in Colorado (as elsewhere) is no longer a just punishment. The Republican outrage quickly worked itself into ridiculousness.
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State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race

State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race
As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: "In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and outsourced jobs, according to a State Journal review."
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Borderline Crazy: Oklahoma Gov Smears Refugee Children in Attempt to Stir Up the Base

Borderline Crazy: Oklahoma Gov Smears Refugee Children in Attempt to Stir Up the Base
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's attempt to make a group of impoverished refugee children fodder for her reelection will surely test the limits of the the state electorate's cravenness and ignorance. It wouldn't be the first time a candidate resorted to extremes in the face of falling poll numbers.
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MO Gov Nixon Nixes Absurd Gun Law

MO Gov Nixon Nixes Absurd Gun Law
On Tuesday, Governor Jay Nixon shone a brief light of sanity on the gun debate playing out in the US when he vetoed a bill allowing teachers to carry weapons to school.
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WI Gov Walker's Opponent Promises to Repeal Parts of His Signature Anti-Union Legislation

WI Gov Walker's Opponent Promises to Repeal Parts of His Signature Anti-Union Legislation
With the Wisconsin gubernatorial race inching ever closer, Democratic challenger Mary Burke ramped up her rhetoric regarding Act 10 last weekend, incumbent Governor Walker’s signature legislation which stripped collective bargaining rights from a majority of the state’s public sector union workforce. With the issue still very much a part of Wisconsin’s political conversation, Burke has revealed what she would change — and what she would keep — about Act 10.
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TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time

TX Gov Rick Perry Endorses Bob Beauprez for CO Gov in the Greatest Endorsement of All-Time
Just a short time after former presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed former congressman Bob Beauprez in the race for Colorado governor, another hot-shot GOP contender threw his considerable (primary) weight behind the man known as Both Ways Bob: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Of course, when it comes to the general election, that might not actually be a good thing.
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