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    Stacey Abrams announced on Twitter Wednesday that she is running for Governor once again. “I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power,” she said in her tweet. The announcement included a video. See the post below.   I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol Be a founding donor to my campaign:https://t.co/gk2lmBINfW pic.twitter.com/z14wUlo8ls — Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021
    Share this: This article was originally published on Nov 30 at 8:13pm EST by THE CITY. New York had a decade of Andrew Cuomo. And we’re just getting used to Kathy Hochul. Who will voters choose to lead the state next? Cuomo’s replacement, his lieutenant governor, Hochul, hopes to turn her short stint as chief executive into a proper four-year term via the 2022 election.
    GOP Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisOne congressional committee is rejecting partisanship to protect state votes Capitol Police dominate lawmakers in Congressional Football Game Illinois Democrats propose new 'maximized' congressional map MORE (Ill.) Tuesday announced he’s running for reelection to the House, taking himself out of contention in the Illinois gubernatorial race after it was rumored he was mulling a challenge to Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D).  Davis said in a statement that he will run in the newly created 15th Congressional District, which was drawn in the latest redistricting process and includes his hometown of Taylorville and much of his current congressional district.  “My family and I are excited to announce that I am running for re-election to Congress,” said Davis. “I’ve been proud to fight hard for and work on behalf of central Illinois families in this district for many years, both as a member of Congress and as a staffer to my good friend and mentor, former Congressman John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusGOP ekes out win in return of Congressional Baseball Game Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Lobbying...
    Share this: Democratic U.S. Rep. , Gub said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year’s election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. Suozzi told reporters on a virtual news conference that he’s jumping into the 2022 race. “I’m a common sense Democrat,” Suozzi said. “I don’t believe it’s about going to the far left or to the far right; it’s about trying to find the answers to the problems that we face.”
    An already crowded lineup of gubernatorial hopefuls in New York got a little more full as a popular Long Island lawmaker threw his hat in the ring and announced his intention to make another run at the governor's seat. US Rep. Tom Suozzi, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties, announced on Monday, Nov. 29 that he will be challenging incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took over following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo. “I am running for governor of New York as a common-sense Democrat who gets things done,” Suozzi said. “I have the track record, common-sense approach to governing, and bold new vision to get it done. “I can do it, because I’ve done it.” A former Nassau County Executive, Suozzi previously ran unsuccessfully against Eliot Spitzer for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006 and he was later defeated twice before being elected to the House of Representatives for the first of three terms in 2016. “We're really at a crossroads right now. We don't need cheerleading, we need leadership,” Suozzi announced,...
    DESPITE being a favorite in Texas’ upcoming gubernatorial race in 2022, Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday that he would not be running for governor “at this time.” In a video posted to social media, the Academy Award-winning actor said that he had been considering a run for governor of the Lone-Star State.  3Matthew McConaughey will not be running for governor of Texas in 2022Credit: Twitter 3A new poll suggested that the actor could beat incumbent Gov. Greg AbbottCredit: AP “I’ve been listening, I’ve been learning, I’ve been measuring and studying Texas politics and American politics,” McConaughey said in a video flanked by two American flags. McConaughey says he’s learned a lot during that time, believing that politics “needs new purpose” and that “we have divides that need healing.” He called the consideration a “humbling path to ponder” but one that he is not choosing to take. “What am I going to do? I’m going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are leaders.” The actor also urged people to...
    A former news anchor at a television station in New York is running for governor of Arizona. Kari Lake formerly worked as a new anchor for WNYT Channel 13 in Albany, New York, according to the Times Union. She also later worked as a news anchor at Fox 10 News in Phoenix. "Kari Lake, the former anchor for Fox 10 News in Phoenix, became a symbol of truth in journalism when she walked away from the mainstream media despite being number one in the ratings for more than two decades," her bio on her campaign website reads. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, Lake received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump in the Republican Primary for the 2022 Arizona governor’s race.
              more   The former Republican congressman running for governor of Pennsylvania told The Star News Network what drove him to run for governor after watching families and businesses suffer under Gov. Thomas W. Wolf and his pandemic policies. “Actually, watching how Governor Wolf mismanaged the pandemic,” said Louis J. “Lou” Barletta, who left his House seat to challenge Democratic Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., in 2018. Wolf is term-limited and cannot run for a third term. “Picking and choosing what businesses stay open, what businesses closed – crushing those employees and families made no sense to me – literally, going against what science was telling us – shutting down our schools, keeping our children out of schools for a year – having a year of their education stolen away from them,” said the native of Hazelton, where he also served as the city’s mayor. “It is very difficult to tell moms in Pennsylvania they don’t have any right to decide what their children are being taught in the school,” he said. “Look at Philadelphia and its crime,” he said. “There...
    Matthew McConaughey said people will know soon whether he’s going to throw his hat in the ring and run for governor of Texas. “It’s a whole new thing,” the 52-year-old actor shared with the Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday when asked if he’s made a decision to run yet. (RELATED: Matthew McConaughey Rips The ‘Far Left’ For Their Attitude Towards 50% Of America) “I prepare for everything,” he added. “I’m a big preparer. I am not until I am — OK? Is this something I’ve been thinking about for 20 years, and I know what I want to do, but I’m just holding on to my answer?” (RELATED: Matthew McConaughey Preaches Unity, Says ‘We Don’t Need Two Wars. We Have One, Against The Virus’) Matthew McConaughey Named Philanthropist of the Year – The Hollywood Reporter; Gratitude matters ~ https://t.co/4Uz1fzxogY — Caroline Williams (@WilliCaroline) November 23, 2021 “No,” McConaughey continued. “It’s a new embassy of leadership that I have really been doing my diligence to study, to look into, to question what it is, what would it be for...
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris SununuChris SununuSunday shows preview: Boosters open to all US adults; House Dems pass spending plan on to Senate New Hampshire Gov. Sununu condemns tweet offering 0 'bounty' on teachers Biden focuses on US competitiveness to promote T infrastructure bill MORE (R) on Sunday sidestepped a question on any presidential ambitions in 2024, saying he is focused on his work in the Granite State. Asked by co-host Dana BashDana BashChristie: Trump rhetoric about stolen election led to Jan. 6 attack Christie won't say if he'll support Trump in 2024 if he is the GOP nominee Club for Growth launches ad against Democrats over social spending bill MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union” if he is considering a bid for the White House, Sununu said he will “see what the future brings.” “Now, people have asked me about that. And I have got to win in '22. I still have an election and earn the votes of the people in New Hampshire in 2022, serve a couple years,” said Sununu, who announced earlier this month that he would...
    Share this: Democrat Jumaane Williams, New York City’s elected public advocate, is running for governor, making the self-described activist perhaps the most progressive contestant yet to get into a race already featuring two formidable and potentially history-making candidates. Williams, a former City Council member who serves as a public ombudsman in his role as public advocate, shared his plans with The Associated Press before his campaign announcement Tuesday. “I’m usually pushing and tugging at someone who has the levers to get it done,” Williams said. “At some point, you have to stop looking to other folks and say, ‘I’m going to do the best I can for the people of the state.’ And for me, that’s running for governor now.”
    CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Representative Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) has entered the race for Texas lieutenant governor. Beckley, who was first elected in 2018, says it is crucial that the Texas government work for the people. She says her top priorities include fixing the electrical grid, expanding Medicaid, fully funding public education and legalizing marijuana – all things she says will lead to ‘economic prosperity and health for all Texans.’ READ MORE: Watch Live: Billy Chemirmir Murder Trial Live Streaming Coverage Continues From The CourtroomBeckley was one of the Texas state representatives who broke quorum and fled to Washington, D.C. in order to prevent the passage of what they called the ‘most repressive voter suppression bill since the Jim Crow era’ earlier this year. “I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because politicians are putting ideology ahead of results that matter to Texans,” Beckley said in a statement. “In the last legislative session alone, they worked to limit voters’ rights, put bounties on women, marginalized minorities, and made-up false boogeymen in our schools, and the health and wealth of Texans suffered. I’m running to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says he is officially running for governor of New York. Williams told The Associated Press he plans to formally roll out his campaign announcement Tuesday. READ MORE: NYC Expected To Share More Details On NYE Celebration In Times Square“I’m usually pushing and tugging at someone who has the levers to get it done,” Williams said. “At some point, you have to stop looking to other folks and say, ‘I’m going to do the best I can for the people of the state.’ And for me, that’s running for governor now.” READ MORE: 'Chicago' Revival Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary On Broadway(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) MORE NEWS: Reports: Mets Finalizing GM Deal With Billy Eppler 
    Law professor Zephyr Teachout launched a campaign for New York attorney general on Monday, looking to claim the post after losing a race for it to now-outgoing Attorney General Letitia James (D) in 2018. Teachout, a progressive who has also mounted unsuccessful bids for governor and the House, told the Times Union last month that she would run for attorney general if James ultimately decided to wage a bid for New York governor. James, who beat Teachout, 50, and two other Democrats in 2018 for her party’s nomination, announced last month that she is running for governor, opening the lane for Teachout to wage a bid for the state’s chief law officer. On her campaign website, Teachout said, “New Yorkers deserve an Attorney General who will stand up for climate justice, root out corruption and corporate abuse, stand with workers and defend civil rights.” She said her top priorities if elected to the post would be rooting out corruption in Albany and demanding transparency for New Yorkers, in addition to putting an end to wage theft, tax fraud, unsafe working conditions...
    Beto O'Rourke announced Monday that he is running for Texas governor against incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is running for his third term. 'I'm running for governor,' O'Rourke tweeted along with a two minute and fifteen second video. 'Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today — and get back to the big, bold vision that used to define Texas. A Texas big enough for all of us,' he continued. It's likely the Democratic candidate, who was unsuccessful in his Senate run against Republican Ted Cruz in 2018, will run on some hot button issues in the Lone Star State, like stricter gun laws, expanding voting rights and abortion access and implementing vaccine mandates. Abbott responded to the announcement with a simple and direct message: 'Bring it.' Beto O'Rourke announced Monday he is running for governor in 2022 in Texas – after a failed 2018 senator run against Ted Cruz In a two-minute video posted to Twitter, O'Rourke said he is running to make sure elected leaders listen to Texans  Abbott,...
    By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Nov. 15, 2021 "Beto O'Rourke says he's running for Texas governor" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Beto O'Rourke is running for governor, challenging Republican Greg Abbott in a clash of two of Texas' biggest politicians. “I'm running to serve the people of Texas, and I want to make sure that we have a governor that serves everyone, helps to bring this state together to do the really big things before us and get past the small, divisive politics and policies of Greg Abbott," O'Rourke said in an interview with The Texas Tribune. “It is time for change." The former El Paso congressman, 2018 U.S. Senate nominee and 2020 presidential contender said he was running for governor to improve public...
    By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades. O’Rourke’s announcement Monday kicks off a third run for office in as many election cycles. He burst into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary as a party phenomenon but dropped out just eight months later as money and fanfare dried up. “It’s not going to be easy. But it is possible,” O’Rourke said in an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his announcement. “I do believe, very strongly, from listening to people in this state that they’re very unhappy with the direction that (Gov.) Greg Abbott has taken Texas.” O’Rourke’s return sets up one of 2022’s highest-profile — and potentially most expensive — races for governor. Abbott, a Republican, is seeking a third term and has put Texas on the vanguard of hard-right policymaking in state capitals and emerged as a national figure. A challenge...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Democrat Beto O'Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America's biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.O'Rourke's announcement Monday kicks off a third run for office in as many election cycles. He burst into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary as a party phenomena but dropped out just eight months later as money and fanfare dried up."It's not going to be easy. But it is possible," O'Rourke said in an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his announcement. "I do believe, very strongly, from listening to people in this state that they're very unhappy with the direction that (Gov.) Greg Abbott has taken Texas."O'Rourke's return sets up one of 2022's highest-profile - and potentially most expensive - races for governor. Abbott, a Republican, is seeking a third term and has put Texas on the vanguard of hard-right policymaking in state capitals and emerged as a national figure. A challenge from O'Rourke, a media-savvy former congressman with a record of generating...
    SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM) — After months of public speculation and private consideration, Democrat Beto O’Rourke made it official Monday morning — announcing he’s entering the race for Texas Governor. O’Rourke, a former El Paso Congressman who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Ted Cruz and for President last year, made his announcement in a video posted on Twitter. READ MORE: At Texas Rally Former Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Says U.S. Should Only "Have One Religion" — ChristianityIn the video, he cited the widespread power failure in February that the state says claimed the lives of 210 Texans. “They were abandoned by those elected to serve and look out for them. Those in positions of public trust stopped listening to, serving, paying attention, and trusting the people of Texas and so they’re not focused on the things that we really want them to do.” O’Rourke will now tour the State and make a campaign stop in Dallas Sunday. Democrats we spoke with in the days before the announcement said they do not expect any major primary challenge against O’Rourke....
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone in decades. O’Rourke’s announcement Monday kicks off a third run for office in as many election cycles. He burst into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary as a party phenomena but dropped out just eight months later as money and fanfare dried up. “It’s not going to be easy. But it is possible,” O’Rourke said in an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his announcement. “I do believe, very strongly, from listening to people in this state that they’re very unhappy with the direction that (Gov.) Greg Abbott has taken Texas.” O’Rourke’s return sets up one of 2022’s highest-profile — and potentially most expensive — races for governor. Abbott, a Republican, is seeking a third term and has put Texas on the vanguard of hard-right policymaking in state capitals and emerged as a national figure. A challenge from O’Rourke, a media-savvy former congressman with...
    A Pennsylvania state senator, who is supposedly about to announce a bid to run for governor, has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by his office. State Senator Jake Corman, a Republican representing Bellefonte, Centre County, is fully vaccinated and appeared on the Senate floor the day prior to testing positive, according to a release from his office and Senior Reporter for City and State PA, Justin Sweitzer. “In an overabundance of caution, Senator Corman has routinely been tested throughout the pandemic,” as stated in the release. “He will continue to work while quarantining at home. His symptoms are mild, and he looks forward to a complete recovery.” “This is a personal health matter and our office won’t have any further comment,” the release concluded. The President Pro Tempore, Sen. Corman was expected to announce his run for governor this week, according to Sweitzer.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday dropped her bid for Arkansas governor, clearing former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ path for the Republican nomination for the post. Rutledge, who announced last year she was running for governor, said she would instead seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. “At this crossroads in our country’s history, now is a time for Christian conservative leaders to unite and fight together against those who wish to destroy the America we know and love,” Rutledge said in a statement released by her campaign. Rutledge was first elected attorney general in 2014 and won reelection in 2018. She badly trailed Sanders in fundraising for governor, with Sanders raising more than $11 million since she launched her bid in January. Rutledge had raised $1.6 million total. The two were running to succeed Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who can’t run for reelection due to term limits. Rutledge’s exit leaves Sanders as the only announced Republican candidate for governor. Several Democrats are running for the post. Rutledge’s announcement makes her...
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has filed the necessary paperwork to make him a candidate for re-election to a second term in the 2022 race. With the paperwork filed, Lamont, a Democrat, is officially in the running for the gubernatorial race, the governor announced during a press conference on the state’s transportation infrastructure on Monday, Nov. 8. “I filed the paperwork today, which facilitates our getting into a political campaign,” he stated. “I’ve got to make up my mind formally in the months to come, but I figure let’s be prepared. Let’s file the paperwork. Let’s get this thing going.” Lamont is expected to run alongside his current Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, who also said that she filed paperwork on Monday. 
“It is a candidate committee, I believe his papers will say he's running for governor and mine will definitely say I’m running for lieutenant governor,” she said. The 2022 field could be crowded in Connecticut, with two Republicans - 2018 GOP nominee Bob Stefanowski (who has not filed official paperwork yet), and former House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, who filed...
    EXETER, N.H. (CBS) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced Tuesday he is not running for U.S. Senate, avoiding a potential clash with Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who is running for re-election. Sununu said instead he will seek a fourth term as governor of the Granite State in 2022. The 2022 New Hampshire contest is expected to be one of the most closely watched races in the country, with control of the evenly split Senate up for grabs. READ MORE: Tractor-Trailer Driver Says He Swerved To Avoid Raccoon Before Crashing Into Lynn Home, 4 Cars And Utility PoleThe Republican Sununu was elected to a third two-year term as governor in 2020 with 65% of the vote, even though Democrat Joe Biden won New Hampshire in the race for president. READ MORE: Route 495 North Shut Down In Raynham, Life-Threatening Injuries After Trucks CrashA poll conducted by Saint Anselm College in October found Sununu leading Hassan in a potential matchup 46% to 41%. Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Don Bolduc has also announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination. MORE NEWS:...
                        Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced yesterday he is officially running for reelection, and Roger Stone is threatening to run for governor if DeSantis does not complete his second term. Stone told CBS4 Miami that he would likely run as a Libertarian or a third party candidate. “Look, I have no illusions about my ability to become elected governor of Florida. That’s not the point here. I believe that Gov. DeSantis, assuming he’s going to run for reelection, should pledge to the people of Florida that he will fill out all four years of a second term,” said Stone. “What I don’t want to see is for him to be reelected and then immediately abandon Florida to run off and run for president, particularly if he’s running against Donald Trump.” The rumors of DeSantis eventually running for president in 2024 have been circulating for months, particularly as the Republican Party was searching for a strategy after the election of President Joe Biden. However, DeSantis has continued to shut...
    Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Will Virginia's election set midterms script? Sunday shows - Democrats' spending package in the spotlight Kinzinger slams Republicans over the 'lie and conspiracy' MORE (R-Ill.) is mulling a run for statewide office next year and isn’t ruling out the possibility of a 2024 presidential bid.  The retiring Illinois congressman told CNN that he is considering launching a campaign for either the Senate or the Illinois governor’s mansion. He said he will “probably” make a decision by January.  He also told the network that he “definitely” isn’t ruling out a bid for president in 2024.  Kinzinger announced last week that he wouldn’t seek reelection to his House seat in 2022 after Illinois’s Democratic-controlled state legislature approved a new congressional map that did away with his Republican-majority district. Even before that, however, Kinzinger faced strong headwinds within his own party. His vote in January to impeach former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats hit panic button after Virginia collapse Defense & National Security DOJ seeks nearly four-year sentence for ex-MMA fighter...
    Trump made a full-throated endorsement of Youngkin the same day he's meant to headline a tele-rally on the gubernatorial candidate's behalf Donald Trump lambasted his critics as 'perverts' and encouraged Virginians to 'get out and vote for a man who will be a great governor' in Glenn Youngkin in a lengthy statement on Monday morning. He also baselessly claimed that 'lots of bad things went on, and are going on' in Virginia's elections - just a day before voters there head to the polls to decide who will next lead the state. Trump, who backed Youngkin in a Saturday night Fox News interview, is now attacking the network for running 'ads ad nauseam' that he claims misrepresent his relationship with the Republican gubernatorial candidate. 'The Fake News media, together with some of the perverts doing ads ad nauseam on primarily Fox (Fox shouldn’t take those ads!), are trying to create an impression that Glenn Youngkin and I are at odds and don’t like each other,' the ex-president said in an emailed statement through his Save America PAC. 'Importantly, this is...
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                      by Andrew Trunsky  New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday officially launched a bid for governor against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. James’ announcement comes just two months after the resignation of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to multiple claims of sexual harassment. As attorney general, James oversaw the five-month investigation into the claims, which the inquiry found to be credible. James’ announced her campaign in a video where she touted her wide-ranging lawsuits against various groups and vowed to be someone embodying a “force for change.” “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers,” James said, adding in the video that she’s “held accountable those who mistreat and harass women in the workplace, no matter how powerful the offenders.” Im running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.  Lets do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m — Tish James (@TishJames) October...
    NEW YORK -- It's not just a boys' club anymore.Months after getting its first female governor, New York now has two prominent women running to lead the state in the wake of Andrew Cuomo's resignation in August amid allegations he sexually harassed women.Both candidates in next year's race - Gov. Kathy Hochul and her newly declared challenger, state Attorney General Letitia James - each had a key role surrounding Cuomo's resignation, as well as their own histories of breaking barriers and finding political opportunities in the wake of misbehaving male politicians.James, whose office investigated the allegations against Cuomo, officially jumped into the gubernatorial race Friday, setting her up as the strongest challenger for Hochul, a fellow Democrat who is seeking to win the office herself after taking over for Cuomo.Either would be the first women elected to a post that, prior to Cuomo's resignation, men had held exclusively for 240 years.James, 63, is the first woman elected as New York's attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role, where she repeatedly challenged former President Donald Trump's...
    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just a boys’ club anymore. Months after getting its first female governor, New York now has two prominent women running to lead the state in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in August amid allegations he sexually harassed women. Both candidates in next year’s race — Gov. Kathy Hochul and her newly declared challenger, state Attorney General Letitia James — each had a key role surrounding Cuomo’s resignation, as well as their own histories of breaking barriers and finding political opportunities in the wake of misbehaving male politicians. James, whose office investigated the allegations against Cuomo, officially jumped into the gubernatorial race Friday, setting her up as the strongest challenger for Hochul, a fellow Democrat who is seeking to win the office herself after taking over for Cuomo. Either would be the first women elected to a post that, prior to Cuomo’s resignation, men had held exclusively for 240 years. James, 63, is the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role, where...
    Share this: New York Attorney General Letitia James formally announced Friday that she is running for governor, a widely anticipated move from the woman who oversaw an investigation into allegations that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women. James announced her candidacy on Twitter, saying, “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.” A campaign video cited the multiple lawsuits she filed against former President Donald Trump’s administration and an investigation into deaths in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday officially launched a bid for governor against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. James’ announcement comes just two months after the resignation of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to multiple claims of sexual harassment. As attorney general, James oversaw the five-month investigation into the claims, which the inquiry found to be credible. James’ announced her campaign in a video where she touted her wide-ranging lawsuits against various groups and vowed to be someone embodying a “force for change.” “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers,” James said, adding in the video that she’s “held accountable those who mistreat and harass women in the workplace, no matter how powerful the offenders.” (RELATED: Hochul Hints At Releasing Nursing Home Data) I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers. Let’s do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m — Tish James (@TishJames) October 29,...
    To the surprise of few, New York Attorney General Letitia James made it official and announced she is running for governor in 2022. James - whose report into sexual harassment claims against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo led to his downfall and resignation - announced her candidacy on social media on Friday afternoon, Oct. 29. “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of New York,” she posted alongside a campaign video. “Let’s do this together.” In her video, James highlighted multiple high-profile lawsuits she filed against President Donald Trump and her work in an investigation into COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes that aided Cuomo’s fall from grace. Earlier story - Cuomo Expected To Be Charged With Allegedly Groping Former Aide, Reports Say According to a recently released Siena poll, James trails incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul - who already announced her intention to run in 2022 - by a 47 percent to 31 percent margin. Others expected to potentially challenge Hochul in next...
    New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, speaks during a news conference, to announce criminal justice reform in New York City, May 21, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced she will run for governor next year. James's announcement, which was expected, puts her at odds with Gov. Kathy Hochul, another Democrat, who intends to seek election on her own after recently taking off upon the resignation of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo had resigned after James issued the results of an investigation that he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, including current and former staffers. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It could soon be very interesting in the Democratic Party in New York, especially if Attorney General Letitia James makes a run for governor. Political observers say she would make a formidable foe for Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has been in office for only about 60 days. READ MORE: Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo Charged With Misdemeanor Forcible TouchingLess than three months after issuing the bombshell report, triggering former Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s resignation, James appears likely to make a run for governor, herself. “In politics, your opponents are going to use whatever they can against you and they’ll probably try to build a case on that front that this was self serving on her part, clearing the way for her to try to run for governor,” political consultant Michael Dawidziak said. READ MORE: New York State Attorney General Letitia James Reportedly Planning To Announce Run For Governor Dawidziak says to hold on to your hat, for James entering the race could open the floodgates and further divide Democrats after years of party infighting. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, if...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf’s plan to fight climate change amid the strong and sustained pushback it has received from building trades unions that have long backed the party’s candidates for governor. Wolf — a fellow Democrat who has endorsed Shapiro, the state’s two-term attorney general — has worked for two years to finalize regulations to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy by imposing a price on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. READ MORE: 'Stand Up And Speak Out Against Antisemitism': President Biden, Other Pa. Officials Offer Tree Of Life RemembrancesWolf has called it a “historic, proactive and progressive approach that will have significant positive environmental, public health and economic impacts.” But Shapiro, in a statement from his 2-week-old campaign, suggested that Wolf’s plan — which involves joining the multistate consortium, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI — does not satisfy criticism that it will hurt the state’s energy industry, drive up electric...
    Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof announced on Wednesday that he is running for governor of Oregon as a Democrat. “I’ve decided I am going to run for governor of Oregon,” he told the local NBC News affiliate in Portland, KGW8, in an exclusive interview. “It was a wonderful perch when your friends and people you deeply care about are suffering and you’re attending funeral after funeral then that perch and writing columns that are read in the White House doesn’t mean as much as knowing that you’re going to be going to another funeral,” said Kristof, speaking of his New York Times career, which he left earlier this month after 37 years that included being a reporter, editor and columnist. Kristof, along with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, wrote a book published in 2020 about issues surrounding everyday Americans such as drug addiction and homelessness. In the book, the two write that nearly a quarter of the kids of Kristof’s school bus when he was a child “have died from drugs, alcohol or suicide,” according to KGW8 reporter Laural...
    Nicholas Kristof, a former New York Times columnist, launched a Democratic campaign for governor of Oregon on Wednesday. Kristof, who grew up in Oregon, spent 37 years as a journalist at the New York Times, first as a foreign correspondent and then as an opinion columnist. He left the New York Times several months ago as he started to prepare for a gubernatorial bid. “It broke my heart when I returned from crises abroad only to find crises here at home,” Kristof said in his campaign announcement video. The 2022 Oregon gubernatorial election will be an open race, as Gov. Kate Brown is term-limited. Kristof joins a crowded field of candidates for the Democratic nomination, including state House Speaker Tina Kotek and State Treasurer Tobias Read. BIDEN AND MCAULIFFE MAKE ‘BELOVED’ BOOK-BANNING FEAR KEY TO CLOSING ARGUMENT Kristof featured a woman in his announcement video named Mary, one of his friends in grade school, who in the decades since experienced homelessness for seven years despite being hardworking and honest. “Let's make...
    LARGO, Md. (WJZ) — U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, the current representative of Maryland’s 4th congressional district and a former lieutenant governor, announced he is running for Maryland attorney general. Last week, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said he would not seek reelection after two terms in office. READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Laurel CrashIn his announcement, Brown said he decided to pursue the office to push for more progressive changes. “Despite the progress that has been made, too many barriers still exist for too many Marylanders–from health care and housing; to the impacts of our rapidly changing climate and education; to policing, and the criminal justice system,” he said. “I’m running for Attorney General to dismantle these barriers, help level the playing field and to push for changes that will give every Marylander a fair shot to get ahead and ensure everyone plays by the same set of rules.” Brown’s campaign has already picked up endorsements from Prince Geroge’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy, civil rights lawyer William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr., Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, and retired...
    Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) on Monday said that he will run for Maryland Attorney General in 2022, the latest Democratic member of Congress to say he will give up his seat for another office. In a video announcement, Brown called himself a “champion for progress.”  “Sure, we’ve made progress over the years, but too many barriers exist for too many Marylanders, from health care and housing to the environment and education, to workplaces, policing and the criminal justice system,” Brown says. “I’m running for attorney general to dismantle those barriers.” Brown is seeking to replace Brian Frosh (D), a two-term incumbent who said last week he would retire in 2022.   A former member of Maryland’s General Assembly, Brown had considered running for attorney general in 2006, soon after he returned from serving in Iraq in the Army. Instead, he accepted an offer from then-Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley (D) to run for lieutenant governor.  After two terms as the state’s number two, Brown ran for governor himself. He lost that race to Larry Hogan (R) by a five-point margin.  Brown’s political comeback started in 2016 when he won an open seat in Congress covering...
    The Libre Initiative on Friday endorsed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, who is competing to become the southern state's first GOP governor since 2014. Youngkin is in a dead heat against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in a race that could set the tone for the 2022 midterms. The Libre Initiative, part of mega-donor Charles Koch's political network, is an advocacy group that promotes free-market ideas among U.S. Hispanics.  Libre's endorsement of Youngkin is aimed at turning out Virginia's Latinos, who comprise 5.5 percent of the state's eligible voters.  “Like many Latinos in Virginia Glenn Youngkin is a businessman, entrepreneur, and family man. He understands the consequences of misguided policies driving up prices in all facets of our lives," said Daniel Garza, president of The Libre Initiative. "Youngkin is the right choice for Latinos in Virginia because he is committed to breaking down barriers to affordable health care, educational options and economic opportunities, so all families in Virginia can thrive,” Garza added. According to a recent Virginia Emerson College/Nexstar Media Group poll, the state's Hispanic voters favor Youngkin over...
    Conservative reporter John Gizzi elicited laughter with a nerdtastic word choice and a question to Jen Psaki about actor Matthew McConaughey’s gubernatorial prospects. At Thursday’s White House briefing, Newsmax correspondent Gizzi introduced an impressive word when he noted, of President Joe Biden, that “Going back to his days as Senator and Vice President, the President has worked sedulously as a party leader and Democratic…” “Sedulously,” a smiling Psaki repeated, as did another reporter. “Ed O’Keefe is very impressed with that word, as am I,” Psaki said. Gizzi then ramped up the levity by asking “Is he following the race for governor of Texas? And has he called Matthew McConaughey and urged him to run for governor?” Amid guffaws from the press, a broadly-smiling Psaki replied “I can confirm there have been no calls to Matthew McConaughey from this office that I am aware of or tracking.” Psaki added: Of course, the President sees his role as governing the country, leading the country, unifying the country. He is also the leader of the Democratic Party. He’s been in politics — involved...
    It sounds like Matthew McConaughey is out on the idea of running for Governor of Texas. There has been some serious chatter for a long time about whether or not the Hollywood superstar would jump into politics and run for Texas’ highest office. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Well, it sounds like he’s made a decision. Matthew McConaughey Leaves Open The Possibility Of Getting Into Politics https://t.co/0TIxPhfDxz — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 18, 2020 “Is that a place to make real change or is it a place where right now it’s a fixed game, you go in there, you just put on a bunch of band-aids, in four years you walk out and they rip them off and you’re gone? I’m not interested in that,” McConaughey said during an appearance on the New York Times “Sway” podcast, according to Chron.com. McConaughey is apparently not interested in running for Texas governor unless he thinks the role would allow him to truly make a difference.https://t.co/HXAmn3Z39h — Chron (@chron) October 7, 2021 The “True Detective” star...