How Trump’s Political Legacy Is on the Ballot in the Virginia Governor’s Race

Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat, will try to tie his opponent, Glenn Youngkin, to former President Donald Trump, while Mr. Youngkin will try to sidestep Mr. Trump but not reject him.

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Ciattarelli Defeats Trump Loyalists in G.O.P. Primary to Take on Murphy

Jack Ciattarelli won New Jersey’s Republican primary and will face Philip D. Murphy, the Democratic incumbent, in November.

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Terry McAuliffe Wins Democratic Nomination for Governor in Virginia

Mr. McAuliffe, who previously served as governor, overcame four rivals, benefiting from the support of the party establishment. His victory set up a general election race against a wealthy Republican, Glenn Youngkin.

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What to Know About Virginia’s Democratic Primaries

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is seeking his old job, and Democrats will square off in races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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Election in East Germany Will Test the Far Right’s Power

Voting on Sunday may hint at how strong the Alternative for Germany party is in the east, and what that means for national elections in September.

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Will Cuomo Run for a 4th Term? A $10,000-a-Plate Fund-Raiser Says Yes.

The event on June 29 will be the first fund-raiser for Mr. Cuomo since overlapping investigations engulfed his administration earlier this year.

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Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State, Announces Bid for Governor

Ms. Hobbs, a Democrat who gained prominence for defending the state’s election system, has condemned a Republican recount currently underway, calling it a threat to democracy.

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Dissecting the California Recall

Tuesday: We explore the historical, technical, logistical and financial aspects of the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Foster Friess, Big Donor to Republicans, Dies at 81

A conservative Christian and wealthy businessman, he gave millions to Rick Santorum and Donald Trump in their presidential bids.

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Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party

Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems likely to bring the Trump brand to Arkansas politics in a big way. But the state is a testing ground for different possible futures for the party.

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We’re Being Trampled by a Candidate Stampede

Welcome to the world of over-Zoomed politics

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Andrew Giuliani to Run for GOP Nomination for NY Governor

The son of Rudolph W. Giuliani joins two other candidates in a primary that could demonstrate former President Trump’s continued hold on their party.

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California Budget: Recovery, Recall and Record Revenue Drive Newsom Plan

Tuesday: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $267.8 billion budget proposal reflects the wish list of a state “just flush with cash.”

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

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In Virginia, a Fight Over the Suburbs in the Governor’s Race

Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate with vast wealth, will deliver a pro-business message intended to win over suburban voters. Democrats plan to portray him as a Trump devotee.

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Glenn Youngkin Declares Victory as G.O.P. Nominee for Virginia Governor

Mr. Youngkin, a wealthy newcomer to politics who walked a line between the Trump base of the G.O.P. and business interests, will look to test Democrats’ strength in the blue-leaning state in November.

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Is Texas Ready for Governor Matthew McConaughey?

Maybe Texas needs a philosopher-king to lead it? 

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Virginia G.O.P.’s Choices for Governor: ‘Trumpy, Trumpier, Trumpiest’

As the party prepares to pick its nominee this weekend, the race embodies the collapse of Republican power in a state that has tilted more sharply to Democrats than perhaps any other.

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For Bears, California Recalls Are the Perfect Circus

A recall candidate hired a bear to draw attention to his campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the bear ended up drawing attention to the bear.

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Should Gavin Newsom Be Nervous About the California Recall?

All signs suggest the governor should prevail. But Democrats need to weigh what is best for the state against what is best for the party.

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Crist Enters Race to Face DeSantis, With More Democrats Likely to Follow

Charlie Crist has an extensive political history in Florida and is widely known throughout the state. But his candidacy is not likely to deter other Democrats like Val Demings and Nikki Fried.

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How Gavin Newsom Got Himself in California Recall Hot Water

The campaign to recall the state’s governor shows that even a one-party stronghold like California can be rocked by the nation’s political polarization.

#california, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin

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In Setback for Trump, Doug Collins Will Not Run in Georgia in 2022

Mr. Collins, a former Republican congressman and ardent defender of former President Trump, was seen as an experienced potential challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock or Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Cuomo’s Approval Rating Has Fallen. He Could Still Win Re-Election.

Allegations of sexual harassment have hurt Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating. But 57 percent of Democrats say he is doing a good job, a new poll shows, enough support to give him a decent chance at a fourth term.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment

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Caitlyn Jenner Announces Run for California Governor

Ms. Jenner, a Republican former Olympian and transgender activist, said on Friday that she was running to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing an all but certain recall election.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #jenner-caitlyn-1949, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Ron DeSantis Is the Republican Autopsy

As their theory of how to move past Donald Trump, G.O.P. insiders have the governor of Florida.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #elections-governors, #florida, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Vernon Jones, a Pro-Trump Republican, Will Challenge Kemp in Georgia

Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican and former state representative who has called Georgia’s presidential election “fixed,” will oppose Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Donald Trump’s top targets.

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In the Virginia Governor’s Race, Can Anyone Take On Terry McAuliffe?

Once again, the state is shaping up to be a case study in the complexities around the politics of race and power.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Staunch Conservative, Will Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Zeldin, a Republican congressman and avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that to “save New York, Andrew Cuomo’s gotta go.”

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

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Andrew Giuliani Considers a Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Giuliani, 35, has never been elected to public office, and his most prominent government job was as a public liaison assistant and special assistant to the president for the Trump White House.

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Justin Fairfax Accuses Terry McAuliffe of Treating Him Like Emmett Till

At a debate for Virginia governor, Mr. Fairfax, the state’s lieutenant governor, denounced Mr. McAuliffe for urging him to resign after women accused Mr. Fairfax of sexual assault in 2019.

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California’s Governor Was Tested by the Pandemic. Now a Recall Looms.

In California, both Republicans and Democrats say the threat of a recall election has shaped Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Politicians Behaving Badly

At least Tom Reed knows how to face up to his mistakes.

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Election Year in Germany Kicks Off With Voting in Two States

Regional governments will be chosen in two southwestern states months before a national vote that is considered wide open after 16 years under Chancellor Angela Merkel

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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What to Know Now About the Newsom Recall Effort

Friday: Have questions about the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office? Here are the answers.

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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

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Cuomo Under Fire Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The governor acknowledged that “some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”

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Andrew Cuomo Is Under Fire. Can He Be Defeated?

The growing uncertainty over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political fortunes is a sharp turnaround from last year, when some supporters dreamed of a presidential bid. Potential challengers have noticed.

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Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils N.J. Budget Plan With No New Taxes

A $44.8 billion spending plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy calls for no new taxes and fully funds the state pension program for the first time since 1996.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elections-governors, #labor-and-jobs, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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The Virginia G.O.P. Voted on Its Future. The Losers Reject the Results.

In a sign of the Trump era’s lingering alternate realities, Republicans in the struggling state party are refusing to move forward with a new system for choosing nominees.

#elections-governors, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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Tom Perez on Democrats’ Mistakes and Why Iowa Shouldn’t Go First

In an interview, the former D.N.C. chairman discussed a possible bid for Maryland governor and said Iowa and New Hampshire starting the presidential nominating process was “unacceptable.”

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Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

It may take 10 years. Do it anyway.

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Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Pennsylvania G.O.P. leaders have made loyalty to the defeated ex-president the sole organizing principle of the party, and would-be candidates are jockeying to prove they fought the hardest for him.

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Control of the Senate could hinge on Black voters — and on an ambitious effort to get them to the polls in the largest numbers ever for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

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Brian Kemp Cast His Lot With Trump, and Has Now Paid the Price

Mr. Kemp rose to Georgia’s governorship with the help of President Trump, but his refusal to try to overturn the state’s election results has drawn Mr. Trump’s ire — and may affect his political future.

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Terry McAuliffe Faces All-Black Democratic Primary in Virginia Governor’s Race

Mr. McAuliffe, who was governor from 2014 to 2018, says he wants to take “Virginia to the next level and to lift up all Virginians.”

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #primaries-and-caucuses, #virginia

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Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.

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The New York Times Once Signaled Election Winners With Searchlights

Back in 1904, all you had to do to learn the outcome was stick your head out your window.

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