Tag: Elections, Governors

Change Comes to Albany, if Not the Governor’s Mansion

Advertisement Reformers win real victories in New York’s Democratic primary. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Sept. 14, 2018 ImageCreditCreditSam Alden New York voters have spoken, and Gov. […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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Gina Raimondo Turns Back Liberal Challenge in Rhode Island Governor’s Primary

Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island defeated a liberal challenger in a Democratic primary election on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press, reasserting herself as the party’s leader in a state where she has battled criticism from activists on the left and intransigence from old-guard lawmakers in her own camp. […]

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In the Heart of Gentrifying Brooklyn, Nixon Finds Her Audience

There was some applause when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered that he had tried marijuana in college, and even some laughter when he wryly noted that the public would have a better sense of Cynthia Nixon’s personal worth if she released more tax returns. But at a debate watch party […]

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Who Stretched the Truth? A Cuomo-Nixon Fact Check

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The lone debate in the Democratic primary pitting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo against his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, featured its fair share of brickbats and bons mots. Here’s a quick look at some of the candidates’ statements, and when they may have stretched the truth. The Cuomo-Trump relationship […]

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Andrew Gillum Pulled Off the Upset of a Lifetime. Now Comes the Hard Part.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum waged a quixotic Democratic primary campaign for Florida governor, defeating wealthy rivals who outspent him, dismissing moderate naysayers who questioned him and believing until the end that an unorthodox strategy of excitement generated mostly by word of mouth would propel him to victory. He dropped […]

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Let’s Get New York to the Polls

Advertisement With the state’s primary elections on Sept. 13, a Thursday, officials can take steps now to make sure voters defy expectations of a low turnout. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom […]

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Wyoming Republicans Renominate Senator John Barrasso

Republicans in Wyoming on Tuesday renominated Senator John Barrasso, a 15-year veteran of state politics, while also weighing very different candidates in the race for governor. Mr. Barrasso, who is seeking his third term in the Senate, has managed to find a way to coexist in Mr. Trump’s Republican Party, […]

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In Potential Kobach Candidacy, Kansas Faces Another Lurch to the Right

The challenge for Kansas Democrats, though, is that Ms. Kelly is not the only alternative for dissident Republicans or unaffiliated voters uneasy with Mr. Kobach and Mr. Colyer. Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who ran as an independent against Senator Pat Roberts in 2014, is also seeking the governorship this year, again as an independent. […]

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Blackburn and Bredesen Advance in Tennessee Senate Race

Tennessee lurched toward a competitive Senate campaign on Thursday when voters chose a Democratic former governor and a Republican congresswoman as the nominees to fill the seat of a retiring lawmaker who has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration. Democrats nominated Phil Bredesen, who served two terms as governor, while Republicans chose Marsha Blackburn, a […]

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In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

“I have no idea where DeSantis stands on education in Florida, the homeowner’s insurance crisis, on flood insurance,” said Mike Fasano, a former Republican state legislator from north of Tampa who is now a county tax collector, and who is leaning toward supporting Mr. Putnam. “Every time I hear anything about him it’s about Trump.” […]

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Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.

Even then, no one was quite sure what to make of Cynthia Nixon. It was 2009, nearly a decade before her campaign for governor of New York, and Ms. Nixon was in Albany lobbying lawmakers on a marriage equality bill. One Republican senator began their meeting clutching a printout that suggested Ms. Nixon had been […]

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In Georgia Governor’s Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State

In an interview a day earlier, David Ralston, a Republican who is the Georgia House speaker, said, “Georgians are going to have the clearest choice that they’ve probably ever had in a general election for the office of governor.” To those in between, the chasm between Mr. Kemp, who has adopted President Trump’s language on […]

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Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support. Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo. In the […]

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Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign

Jason Spencer, the Georgia Republican lawmaker who was fooled into repeatedly yelling a racial epithet on the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s television series, intends to resign effective July 31. The decision was announced early Wednesday in an email from the office of David Ralston, the Georgia House speaker. It was the first real-world consequence of […]

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Brian Kemp’s Victory Speech in Georgia, Annotated

Kemp invokes Clinton, Soros and Pelosi … And tonight, we celebrate, folks. There’s no doubt about it, and it’s been well-earned for many of you, and I’m grateful. But this campaign is far from over. It’s not the end. It’s only the beginning. Hillary Clinton, George Soros and Nancy Pelosi all have Georgia on their […]

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Brian Kemp Wins Georgia G.O.P. Runoff for Governor to Face Stacey Abrams

ATHENS, Ga. — Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, captured the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, dispatching the preferred candidate of the state party establishment after a series of provocative ads that evoked President Trump’s incendiary politics and a well-timed endorsement from the president himself. Mr. Kemp now faces Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee, in […]

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Candidates for Connecticut Governor Agree It’s the Economy, Stupid

GROTON, Conn. — In the race for governor of Connecticut, there is one thing every candidate seems to agree on: The state’s economy is in serious disrepair. “Most folks on both sides don’t think Connecticut is working,” said Ned Lamont, who has the Democratic endorsement for governor. The Republican designee, Mark D. Boughton, echoed that […]

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Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor

MACON, Ga. — By touting the family values and conservative leadership of Brian Kemp at a Saturday rally, Vice President Mike Pence provided the insurgent candidate for governor in Georgia his second endorsement from the White House in four days. President Trump surprised some Republican officials last week by publicly supporting Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary […]

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Do-It-Yourself Legislative Redistricting

The opponents say a citizens’ commission would impose such sweeping changes to the Michigan constitution that it can be adopted only through a constitutional convention. An appeals court rejected that argument unanimously in June, but the outcome in the state’s Supreme Court is uncertain. Five of the seven justices were nominated or appointed by Republicans, […]

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Cynthia Nixon Confronts Miranda on the Campaign Trail

Recently, the founders of an Instagram account called “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” threw a fund-raising bash for Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for New York governor. They kicked it off with some softballs for the crowd: Team Aidan? Or Team Big? Then, they ushered in Ms. Nixon. At first, the candidate was sharper on […]

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