Video: Republican Climate Deniers in 2014 Election

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:14 pm

This video is a mixture of painfully-awkward, hilarious, and infuriating at the reality of the political system in which we are supposedly represented. Courtesy of Lee Fang, for Republic Report and Huffington Post.

And there’s more out there, if you can bear it. I promise that the end of this blog will not be as pessimistic as what follows.


How Bad Election Rules Gave Us a Weird Fusion Ticket in Alaska Governor’s Race

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:20 pm

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.

Proposed Fracking Regs in Colorado, Industry Admits Dangerous Air Pollution

By: 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.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Vulnerable to Potential Recall Campaign

By: 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.

CO Gov: Maes’ Low Total Could Cost GOP “Major Party” Status

By: 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.

CA: Poll Shows People Prefer Pot to Pols

By: 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.

CA Gov: I Want My MegTV!

By: 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.”

Michigan: The Road to the Governor’s Office Takes a Sharp Turn

By: 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.

Christie’s Cookie Crumbles: Fed Attorney/Paramour Timed Arrests, Stonewalled Investigation to Aid Campaign

By: 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.

DiFi Plans Another Run for Governor

By: 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.

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