Nation Topics - Gubernatorial Campaigns and Elections
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If current trends hold, Democratic governors will soon be popping up all
over the country, and with them comes a greater opportunity to challenge
the Bush Administration.
Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey gave the lie to
the GOP contention that "conservatism is on the march." But infighting
among Dems doomed electoral reform in Ohio, gay marriage is still
illegal in Texas and there's a long way to go to mid-year elections.
Democrats celebrate electoral victories in Virginia, New Jersey and
California, they shouldn't waste time gloating. They need to find
effective candidates like Tim Kaine and Jon Corzine who will build
Two offensive attack ads in the Virginia governor's race have backfired on Republican
candidate Jerry Kilgore and his attack-dog media consultant. Does this mean GOP smear tactics are a spent force?
There's a way to cure Ohio's dysfunctional electoral system: an
election-reform referendum that allows creation of "swing districts."
It's a tight race, but if Tim Kaine becomes the next governor of
Virginia, Democrats gain what they desperately need to win back
Congress: a big win in a Southern state.
The people of California have spoken.
"Change is the order of the day," Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown declared
after California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis and replaced him
with film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown is right.
We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?
"We don't have a Bush v.