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                        A Fox News poll released Thursday found 51 percent support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and 46 percent support for GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin among likely voters. A Trafalgar Group poll released the same day found Youngkin and McAuliffe practically tied among likely voters, with 48.4 percent...
    Democrat Stacey Abrams campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Black churches in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia gubernatorial election in 2018 and has used that defeat to position herself as a voting rights advocate.  Second Calvary Baptist Church and Faith Deliverance Christian Center turned their pulpits over to Abrams, who endorsed McAuliffe and...
    The American Federation of Teachers rolled out an ad on Sunday in support of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ahead of the state's gubernatorial election on Nov. 2.  The thirty-second spot went up on broadcast and cable in the Washington, D.C. media market, which includes Northern Virginia. The ad features public school parents and educators praising McAuliffe's education proposals,...
                        Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe endorsed the ONE Casino + Resort proposal that Richmond voters are currently considering. “I mean, think about what’s going to happen here in Richmond,” McAuliffe said in a Twitter video Thursday. “Construction: 3,000 jobs. 15,000 permanent jobs. $50 million in revenue that will...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, has pitched himself as a businessman and a political outsider.The former co-chief executive of the private-equity firm Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, Youngkin defeated six other nominees in the state's Republican primary earlier this year. Now, he's vying to be Virginia's first Republican governor since Bob McDonnell left...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Terry McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia, is vying for another shot at leading the commonwealth, a place that bars governors from serving successive terms.Earlier this year, the seasoned candidate -- whose story in the Democratic Party is defined by millions of dollars raised, the Clintons and a tenure as chair of the Democratic National Committee -- held...
    Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who persistently denies Critical Race Theory (CRT) exists in schools, oversaw the Virginia Department of Education in 2015 when it encouraged using CRT, according to a slideshow that surfaced this week. The slideshow, unearthed by investigative reporter Christopher Rufo, is titled “Legal Implications of School Discipline: Street ‘CRED’ (Culturally Responsive and Equitable Discipline)” and features multiple...
    (CNN)Democrats are anxiously following the gubernatorial race in Virginia. Many Democrats initially thought former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe would have a relatively easy path to victory. But now he seems to be struggling with less than three weeks to go until Election Day. McAuliffe is facing stiff competition from Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity executive who is...
                        Former congressman and GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Thursday argued that Ohio House Bill 435 does not go far enough to protect individuals from COVID-19 mandates. The legislation, which stalled in the House on Wednesday, would allow workers to receive religious, medical, or natural immunity exemptions for...
    The outgoing New York Times columnist who is mulling a gubernatorial run in Oregon once suggested that the violence that has plagued Portland does not exist.  Nicholas Kristof announced on Thursday that he was parting from the Gray Lady after 37 years to explore a potential run for governor in his home state.  "You all know how much I love...
    Arkansas Republican and Trump administration alumna Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersTrump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event MORE Sanders announced Thursday that she’s raised $11 million for her gubernatorial bid since launching her campaign in January. Sanders’s campaign said in a statement that it had raised over...
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) on Wednesday officially kicked off his gubernatorial campaign, formalizing his long-anticipated entry into the contest.  In a video announcing his bid, Shapiro casts himself as a unifier running against a field of Republicans he says would exacerbate existing divides in the state and country. “Each of us has a responsibility in life to get...
                        GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Tuesday slammed Governor Mike DeWine for his lack of action against COVID-19 mandates imposed by the federal government. In the statement, Renacci argued that DeWine, a Republican, has governed the state in a manner that is close to prominent Democratic leaders. “It...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has reverted to a debunked claim he used in his 2013 gubernatorial campaign to attack his current opponent, Glenn Youngkin, over Youngkin’s tax plan. McAuliffe asserted in the most recent Virginia gubernatorial debate, as well as in a campaign ad he released on Friday, that Youngkin’s tax plan would reduce funding for education. The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — She has only been governor for two months, but already Kathy Hochul is winning over the hearts and minds of New Yorkers. A new — and very early — poll has her the favorite to win re-election, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday. READ MORE: Monmouth County, N.J. Officials Give CBS2 Tutorial On How Early In-Person Voting...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) tapped former President Barack Obama to campaign for him as current President Joe Biden’s poll numbers sink to the lowest of his presidency. Biden hit the campaign trail to support McAuliffe in late July. Since then, his approval rating has crashed to 38 percent, a Quinnipiac poll revealed last Wednesday. Obama remains popular and influential among...
    Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro will declare his candidacy for governor in the crucial northeast battleground state on Wednesday. The two-term Democratic attorney general, known nationally for his legal efforts and cable news appearances late last year against then-President Trump’s unsuccessful moves to try and overturn his 2020 election loss in the Keystone State and a handful of other states,...
    With the Virginia gubernatorial race a razor-tight margin of error contest just three weeks until Election Day, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is bringing out some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party to help him energize Democrats to vote. McAuliffe's team announced on Tuesday that former President Obama will campaign with the former governor in the state capital city of...
    GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey’s final gubernatorial debate is set for Tuesday at 8 p.m. Democratic Governor Phil Murphy will face off against Republican Jack Ciattarelli at Rowan University for the 60-minute long debate. Murphy is vying to keep his seat for a second term, while Ciattarelli looks to win a first term. The two will battle it...
    Tuesday marks three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, and the top-of-the- ticket race remains an extremely close contest in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential contest. An average of the latest polls in the race indicates that former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe – who’s running for his old...
    President Biden is facing increased criticism from other Democrats over his handling of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill currently gridlocked at Congress. The President has come under fire recently for the way his administration has dealt with the evacuation from Afghanistan and the southern border problem. However, the latest round of criticism being levelled at Biden is over his dealings...
                        Gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe have launched competing ads. A McAuliffe ad links Youngkin’s calls for election integrity to Trump’s claims about the 2020 election, while the Youngkin ad fact-checks McAuliffe’s recitation of recent COVID-19 case numbers. “On at least three separate days – September 28,...
    The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) issued an ad replete with profanity Monday to attack Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli for once supporting a law to ban cursing when he served on the Raritan Borough Council. The ordinance, which Raritan passed 5-0 in 1994, prohibited "rude or indecent behavior" and included both profanity and "insulting remarks." The NJDSC ad...
    (CNN)Allen West, Republican candidate for governor of Texas, announced Monday night that he had been released from Medical City Plano and will be recovering from Covid-19 at home until he tests negative. West, who had not been vaccinated and was first admitted for treatment on Saturday, thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him and praised the monoclonal infusion therapy...
    First lady Jill BidenJill Biden'Melania Trump made the Easter bunny strip' when she didn't like his outfit, book says The Hill's 12:30 Report: Schumer shortens the debt ceiling deadline The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble MORE will stump for Terry McAuliffe (D) in Richmond on Friday, as the former Virginia governor...
    PHOTO VIA CHARLIE CRIST/FACEBOOKGubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist unveiled plans to reform criminal justice should he return to the Governor’s mansion. He will focus on the broader restoration of voting rights and cutting down gun violence in a state plagued by mass shootings. The St. Petersburg Democrat released the first portions of his “Justice For All” agenda at a Tampa news conference early...
    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. The antibodies are used to treat those in the early stages of a coronavirus infection. “My chest X-rays do show COVID pneumonia, not serious. I am...
    (CNN)Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has admitted President Joe Biden's political woes drag on his gubernatorial campaign. But they pale against the shockwaves that would rip through the White House if he loses his race next month at a perilous time for the party in Washington.If Republican Glenn Youngkin triumphs in a margin-of-error tussle in the commonwealth, already alarmed Democrats would...
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West, who is currently recovering from a case of COVID-19, said his hospitalization with the virus has made him “more dedicated to fighting against vaccine mandates.” West, who announced Saturday night that he has coronavirus-related pneumonia, advocated for monoclonal antibody infusion therapy as a way to combat COVID-19 instead of vaccines. “I can attest that, after...
    Texas gubernatorial hopeful Allen West said Sunday he has been hospitalized for "concerns of COVID-19 related pneumonia." The Texas Republican stated on Saturday that he and his wife, Angela, completed the monoclonal antibody infusion therapy and was concerned about his oxygen saturation levels , which were not as high as they were supposed to be. While his oxygen...
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas GOP Gubernatorial candidate Allen West has been hospitalized at Medical City. Plano after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “Good Sunday morning everyone! Greetings from Medical City, Plano, Tx, where I had a great night’s sleep, especially after watching Texas A&M upset Alabama,” said West on Twitter. READ MORE: 56-Year-Old Driver Dies After Swerving Into Oncoming Traffic...
    Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe said on Sunday that he wished the Supreme Count would have "let them finish counting the votes" when asked about his past comments surrounding claims of election fraud in the 2000 presidential election.    "Do you think Republicans stole that election?" CNN's Dana BashDana BashSchwarzenegger: Jan. 6 shows what happens 'when people are being lied to about...
    Washington (CNN)Terry McAuliffe on Sunday downplayed a recent remark in which he observed that President Joe Biden's sagging popularity is hurting his bid to become Virginia's next governor and reiterated on CNN's "State of the Union" that Democrats in Washington need to pass a stalled bipartisan infrastructure bill."It's not dragging me down," McAuliffe told CNN's Dana Bash, referring to the...
    Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West announced Saturday night that he has pneumonia related to a COVID-19 infection.  The former Florida representative and lieutenant colonel announced on Twitter that there was "concern" about his oxygen saturation levels, which are at 89 percent.  "I want to thank all of you for your prayers. Angela and I just completed the monoclonal antibody...
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A tea party firebrand who is running for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas says he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. Allen West announced on Twitter Saturday that he also expects to be hospitalized and that his wife has also received monoclonal antibodies. 1/ I want to thank all...
    (CNN)Allen West, Republican candidate for governor of Texas and former Florida congressman, announced Saturday on social media that he has pneumonia due to Covid-19. "I am probably going to be admitted to the hospital," West said on Facebook.According to West, both he and his wife Angela have Covid-19. West said Angela was vaccinated against the coronavirus, but he was not....
                        The Republican Party of Virginia is filing a complaint with the IRS alleging that 501(c)(3) nonprofit Virginia Excels had violated tax law by engaging in “overt and unambiguous political campaign intervention” to support Terry McAuliffe. “On September 7, 2021, only 10 days before early voting began, Virginia Excels...
    Former Obama administration official Ashwani Jain, Former Clinton administration official Jon Baron, former U.S Education Secretary John King, former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, entrepreneur Michael Rosenbaum and Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D) discuss their policy positions at New Hope Faith Community Church Thursday evening. (Courtesy Maryland Matters/Hannah Gaskill) This content was republished with permission from...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe blamed President Joe Biden this week for “headwinds” in his campaign to win a second term as the state’s governor. “We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington,” McAuliffe said in a virtual rally for his campaign. “As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here in Virginia, so we’ve got...
    (CNN)Oklahoma's two-term State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced on Thursday that she is switching her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and challenging Republican incumbent Gov. Kevin Stitt in next year's gubernatorial election, according to a video Hofmeister posted to Twitter."I believe Governor Stitt is running Oklahoma into the ground," Hofmeister told the Tulsa World in an interview....
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio misused NYPD resources for family, DOI report alleges Owners of Rotterdam Express deny link to California pipeline spill as massive ship heads for Mexico Campaign finance reform. It's a frequent political talking point that's usually just that – something that gets a lot of lip service but rarely any action. © (Cliff Owen/AP-File)...
    "Osama bin Laden is probably more popular in Suffolk County than Bill de Blasio," Chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Committee Rich Schaffer said, according to the Times, which noted that Schaffer has endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul. "De Blasio, I would say, would have zero support if not negative out here." Sworn into office in August in the wake...
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) admitted during a virtual meeting Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s low approval rating is causing his campaign “a lot of headwinds” as McAuliffe competes with Republican Glenn Youngkin in the race for Virginia governor. McAuliffe’s comment, shared in a video posted by RNC Research, came during a central Virginia Democrats “virtual rally” featuring several state Democrat...
    Taylor Swift has been dragged into the close Virginia gubernatorial race with an ad campaign targeting Swiftie fans by Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe. The 31-year-old pop singer started appearing in Facebook, Instagram, and Google search ads Tuesday from the McAuliffe campaign that paints his Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin as the one who helped music mogul Scooter Braun purchase Swift’s master...
    Tuesday marks four weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, and the top of the ticket race remains an extremely close contest in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential contest. Virginia has shifted from purple to blue over the past decade, and it’s been a dozen years since Republicans won...
    President Biden and former President Trump aren’t on the ballot this November in Virginia, but they’re front and center on the campaign trail in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential election. In a race between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, which the latest Fox News polling indicates is...
                        Inside Elections updated its Virginia gubernatorial race rating Wednesday, shifting from Likely Democratic to Lean Democratic. “Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has had a consistent advantage over Republican Glenn Youngkin in the commonwealth, but some Democratic strategists are concerned about President Joe Biden’s drag on the race and...