The biggest political news of the day comes from the Alaska. There the Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Byron Mallott, decided to merge their campaign to give them the best chance of beating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker will run for governor with Mallot as his running mate.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:20 pm|
|By: Jcoleman Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:22 pm|
With approval from major drilling and fracking companies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proposed a set of regulations to reduce pollution from methane and other dangerous gases leaked by the oil and gas industry. The rules are focused on fracking wells, a mostly unregulated drilling technology that has allowed an unprecedented increase in fossil fuel extraction in Colorado and across the nation.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 25, 2011 5:09 pm|
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been steadily making himself less popular in Wisconsin, so much so that he is now potentially vulnerable to a recall campaign, which could theoretically be launched six months from now.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 8, 2010 9:03 am|
According to Colorado state law, a party’s candidate for governor must get over 10 percent of the vote to retain the legal status of a major party. If Maes fails to cross that threshold, the Republican Party in Colorado would be demoted to minor party status. At only 13 percent, this is the lowest Maes has been in the polls. The general trend of all polling has Maes steadily losing support as the right-leaning vote coalesces around Tom Tancredo, who is running on the American Constitution Party ticket. Although the chance is probably remote, there is at least a possibility that Maes could fail to get 10 percent in the general election.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 29, 2010 8:45 am|
As the PPP poll stands right now, both former (and possible future) Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Barbara Boxer are less popular than Proposition 19.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 15, 2010 7:05 am|
Jerry Brown put it best yesterday – “Meg Whitman isn’t just happy buying commercial breaks, now she’s trying to buy the newscasts, too.”
|By: Rayne Tuesday January 5, 2010 5:01 pm|
We can’t do anything the easy way in this state, eh? We have to start all over with a freshened slate of gubernatorial candidates as of today.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday October 20, 2009 6:05 am|
The looming scandals that we’ve been expecting to break on the Christie front are beginning to break.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 26, 2008 8:01 pm|
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, spilling the beans in his SFGate blog, talks about the two-and-a-half-hour lunch he and DiFi had in North Beach the other day, where she brought lots of charts and graphs: not about the race to get 60 Democrats in the Senate, but about how the state government needs to manage its way out of the mess Arnold has made.