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Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Chris Christie: Father of the Year

He now has the award to prove it.

By Katie Zezima  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Governors talk bipartisanship, then feud over Obama’s economic policies

The president should approve the Keystone XL pipeline if he was “serious about improving the economy,” said Gov. Jindal.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/23/2014

McAuliffe: I’m the new kid on the block

An old hand at Democratic politics calls himself a “new kid on the block.“

By Karen Tumulty  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Governors Association

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Democrats see opportunity in Walker’s, Christie’s troubles

‘The notion that these folks were the Republican party reformers is officially dead,’ says Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Association.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, National Governors Association

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Scott Walker calls Wisconsin probe and e-mails ‘old news’

Wisconsin’s governor said the probe should not give pause to Republicans who see him as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:37 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, House Republicans

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Emily’s List to back Raimondo for Rhode Island governor

The group is making its fifth gubernatorial endorsement.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Raimondo launches campaign for Rhode Island governor

The stage is set for a competitive Democratic primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin reelected as DGA chairman

The Vermont governor will stay in his national post.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Obama, Biden to hit the trail for McAuliffe Va. governor bid, first lady cuts radio ad

The Obama administration is making a late show of force to help Terry McAuliffe.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governor's races

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Charlie Crist hints at governor’s run in new video

Democrats eyeing the race say they expect Crist to make an announcement in the coming weeks.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governor's races

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Another poll shows Christie on cruise control against Buono

Another poll shows Christie cruising to a second term.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governor's races

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Poll: Christie leads Buono by nearly 2 to 1

Gov. Christie is on cruise control.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Mary Burke announces run against Scott Walker

The Democrat jumps in against Scott Walker.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governor's races

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Wendy Davis announces run for Texas governor

The Democrat with a national profile announced her bid for statewide office Thursday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:22 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Texas Poll: Greg Abbott leads Wendy Davis by eight; half ‘don’t know’

A new poll shows the likely Republican nominee leading.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Chris Christie: ‘Compromise isn’t a dirty word’

The New Jersey governor releases a new ad, aimed at his home state but with wider resonance.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Capuano won’t run for Massachusetts governor

The Democratic congressman is staying put.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Democrat Davis to challenge Kansas Gov. Brownback

The unpopular Republican governor gets a Democratic challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Martha Coakley kicks off run for Massachusetts governor

The failed Senate candidate is back for another bid for higher office.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Chafee won’t seek reelection in Rhode Island

The independent-turned-Democrat won't run for reelection.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Republican Charlie Baker announces run for Mass. governor

The businessman is back for another run at the state's top job.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Wendy Davis postpones announcement on future plans

The Texas state senator postponed her announcement to take care of her ailing father.

By Ruth Tam  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Greg Abbott responds to criticism over Wendy Davis tweet

The Texas AG faced criticism for thanking a supporter.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Wendy Davis airs 'cool mom' status in Vogue profile

Before winning a Texas senate seat, the abortion filibuster star admits she thought politics were "sooo boring."

By Ruth Tam  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/09/2013

LePage jokingly targets newspaper in jet fighter simulator

The New England governor has had a fraught relationship with local media

By Ruth Tam  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Jindal, Perry among notable absences at governors meeting

No McDonnell, Jindal or Perry.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Lisa Madigan not running for governor of Illinois

Her father's job was the main consideration.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Wendy Davis raises close to $1 million

That gives her more than $1 million in the bank for a potential campaign for governor.

By Rachel Weiner  |  01:53 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie gets a primary challenger

The Democratic governor gets his first primary challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Rick Perry to announce 'exciting future plans' Monday

Will Rick Perry run for an unprecedented fourth term? We should find out on Monday.

By Rachel Weiner  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Chris Christie's summer mix features Springsteen, Sinatra and Black Eyed Peas

The New Jersey governor released his summer Spotify playlist Monday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Maine Gov. Paul LePage might not seek reelection

The governor says he put everything into a failed budget fight and has no priorities left.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Kasich receives high marks in new poll

Kasich's polling rebound continues.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Rick Perry jabs at New York in effort to lure businesses

Perry goes after New York.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Former Obama administration official Berwick announces run for governor

The Democrat enters the race to be next governor of the Bay State.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Mississippi governor says working moms lead to education problems

Bryant was asked about why educational outcomes in the United States have become more mediocre in recent years, and he cited the fact that more mothers are working.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Chris Christie eulogizes rival Frank Lautenberg

In life, Frank Lautenberg was a favorite antagonist of Chris Christie. But on Monday morning, after the Democratic senator's death was announced, the New Jersey governor set aside his prepared remarks at a women's forum in Trenton to eulogize his state's senior senator.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Governors

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Coal company paid McDonnell's wife $36,000

McDonnell had listed first lady Maureen McDonnell as a trustee of the charity on his financial disclosure forms, but she didn't actually serve on the board. By listing her as a trustee, McDonnell didn't have to disclose how much she earned from the company.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Obama 'delighted' Chafee joining Democratic Party

The president and the governor have a history together.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Chafee plans to run for second term as a Democrat

The former Republican and now independent will run as a Democrat.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Republican Governors Association targets Barbara Buono

The Chris Christie challenger is a long shot, but Republicans aren't taking any chances.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Chris Christie wins game, President Obama gets bear

"That's because he's running for office," Obama said after giving the governor a high-five.

By David Nakamura and Rachel Weiner  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, White House

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Mark Schauer announces run for governor of Michigan

The former congressman will challenge Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Cuomo's swipe at Weiner was a joke, office says

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to condemn mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, he was only joking, his office says.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Cuomo: 'Shame on us' if New York elects Anthony Weiner

The governor is not planning to endorse in the mayor's race.

By Rachel Weiner  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Buono goes after Christie in first TV ad

The Democratic underdog challenging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) released her first TV ad.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Massachusetts lieutenant governor resigning

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will resign next month and take a job as head of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, according to local news reports.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Tom Tancredo considering bid for Colorado governor

Former congressman Tom Tancredo may launch another bid for governor of Colorado in 2014, setting up a rematch with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

By Rachel Weiner  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Charlie Crist endorses gay marriage

Another step in Charlie Crist's political evolution is complete. On Wednesday night, the former Florida governor endorsed gay marriage.

By Rachel Weiner  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Chris Christie mocks 2016 ambitions in fleece video

In a seven-minute long YouTube video guest-starring Jon Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin and James Carville, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pokes fun at his own reputation and potential presidential ambitions.

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:56 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Christie raises $6.2 million, holds huge early fundraising edge

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who is considered a strong favorite for reelection this year, has already raised $6.2 million toward that effort, setting a fast fundraising pace in his first few months as a candidate.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Cuomo's sister backing woman for president

If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo runs for president in 2016, his own sister apparently won't support him -- she's committed to an EMILY's List campaign to put a woman in the White House.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Governors

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Christie touts bipartisanship in first TV ad

The New Jersey governor releases his first ad.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Chris Christie: Obama 'kept every promise' on Sandy

Some Republicans blame Christie in part for Obama's victory last fall.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Sen. Bill Nelson considering a run for governor

His office emphasizes that he has no intention of running, but at the same time leaves the door open.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Ed FitzGerald launches campaign against Kasich in Ohio

The Cuyahoga County Executive made his bid for Gov. John Kasich's job official on Wednesday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2013

McAuliffe raised $5.1 million in first quarter

McAuliffe got a $100,000 contribution from former president Bill Clinton.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Mike Ross running for Arkansas governor

The moderate former congressman will run for governor next year.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked for lieutenant governor's resignation, she says

Jennifer Carroll says Scott's top staffer asked her to resign mere minutes after federal agents showed up at her office.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Rick Perry: North Korean leaders understand importance of Austin

The Texas governor can says he can understand why North Korea might target the Lone Star State's capital.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Scott Walker teaming up with former Bush speechwriter for new book

Walker writing book with former Bush aide.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Carmona won't run for Arizona governor in 2014

The 2012 Senate nominee won't make a bid for governor next year.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bolling won't wage independent bid for governor

Polling showed the Republican lieutenant governor pulling significant votes as an independent in the race between two polarizing candidates.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich gets first likely challenger: Ed FitzGerald

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor, the first step towards a likely bid against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R).

By Rachel Weiner  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2013

R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee has big problems

The independent Rhode Island governor is half as popular as either of his likely Democratic opponents in 2014.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Embattled McDaniel ends Arkansas gubernatorial bid

The Democrat, who admitted to having an affair, has dropped out of the race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Foley seeking rematch with Malloy in Connecticut

Tom Foley is seeking a rematch with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  governor's races