All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Governor’

Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Running: A Dynasty Born?

Political dynasties are a part of America’s storied history. Right from the start there were the Adams, John and John Quincy, the second and sixth presidents of the United States, respectively. By the 20th century, we had the Kennedys. We are all familiar with Bushes, father and sons. And of course, there are the Clintons. But there may well be …

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GoDaddy Exec Wants To Be Arizona’s Next Governor

GoDaddy execs are not exactly the kind of people you’d expect to see running for office. After all, the company has made a name for itself with silly ads. While the company itself may not put on a serious front, those who worked behind the scenes are as serious as can be. Christine Jones, a former GoDaddy exec, announced that …

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GoDaddy Executive Running for Arizona Governor

A former GoDaddy executive filed nominating petitions last week to enter the Republican primary for governor of Arizona. Christine Jones, a former legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based website hosting company, submitted her paperwork on Tuesday, the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary. Jones, who calls herself an “unapologetic conservative,” endorses gun rights, border security and …

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Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, Eschews Re-election

In 2008, Janet Napolitano was asked by President Barack Obama if she would be willing to become his Secretary of Homeland Security. Upon accepting his invitation, Jan Brewer, then Secretary of State in Arizona, ascended to governor due to succession rules outlined in Arizona’s state constitution. Since that time, Brewer has been one of the most prominent governors in the …

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Wendy Davis Wins Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

George P. Bush wasn’t the only Texan to win yesterday. Wendy Davis was voted as the Democratic nominee for Texas Governor. Davis announced in October that she would be putting her name in the gubernatorial hat. Winning the nomination makes Davis the first female governor nominee since former Governor Ann Richards won the nomination in 1990. Richards served as Governor …

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Joe Arpaio: The Jailhouse Rock King Wants More

If you’re feeling more rebellious than usual, you should probably stay out of Arizona. Once your antics inevitably place you in jail, you run the chance of being under the watch of “America’s Toughest Sheriff” by the name of Joe Arpaio. Mr. Arpaio is 81-years-old, but don’t expect him to give a Andy Griffith- Barney Fife jailhouse experience. Arpaio prides …

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Chris Christie Heads Florida Fundraisers After Traffic Fiasco

This weekend, Chris Christie heads south – and hopes that his political future doesn’t. As he travels to Florida, the New Jersey governor will be making be his first out of state trip following his lane closure scandal last year. During the event, also known as “Bridgegate”, a traffic holdup on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee resulted in …

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Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid

President Barack Obama would be the first to admit that he is not America’s favorite person. The current president has faced his fair share of criticism during his 6 years as president, most of which has stemmed from the right side of the political spectrum. However, Obama has now found a new opponent on his own side of the court: …

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Chris Christie, NJ Governor, Faces Second Lawsuit

Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, is now facing another lawsuit in his home state. This time, the Presidential hopeful is being examined in an ongoing investigation into the misappropriation of Hurricane Sandy relief funds for his own gain. The Governor was campaigning for re-election in his seat as Governor when he allegedly misused the federal funds. The …

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Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor

One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor. Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.” The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on the Reelz Channel, is a team effort between he and the “toughest sheriff in America”, Joe Arpaio. Recently, he has …

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Life Sentence For Pot: Jeff Mizanskey Seeks Support

A Missouri newspaper tells us of a man named Jeff Mizanskey who was convicted of an intent to distribute about five pounds of marijuana charge in 1993. Today, Mizanskey seeks support to gain clemency from the resulting life sentence. Although this was his third marijuana offense, Riverfront Times tells us that Mizanskey has never been convicted of a violent crime. …

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Ohio Governor Execution: Child Murderer’s Execution Delayed Because of Organ Donation Request

Sometimes, there are terrible people in this world who go on to do equally terrible things. Ronald Phillips is one of those people. This man raped and murdered his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in 1993. He was caught, arrested, and sentenced to death. He was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday. His execution was to be …

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Chris Christie Easily Wins Reelection in New Jersey

Republican governor Chris Christie won reelection last night, beating his opponent by getting a whopping 60 percent of the vote. State senator Barbara Buono only managed to garner 39 percent of the vote. While the election victory doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the landslide victory has put Christie one step closer to a 2016 presidential run. I love …

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Chris Christie Re-elected as New Jersey Governor

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a debilitating margin on Tuesday with 60.5 percent of the votes in his favor. His victory is not surprising at all, considering how diligently he handled the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy last October. Though, there is one element of surprise. He has attracted individuals that most Republicans struggle to attract, which …

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Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie in NJ Race

Shaquille O’Neal, aka “Shaq”, aka “Shaq Daddy”, aka “Shaq Fu”, aka “Diesel”, aka “The Big Aristotle”, aka “Superman”, aka “MDE” (Most Dominant Ever), aka “The Big Maravich”, aka “The Big Fella”, aka “The Big Shamrock”, aka “Cake” (And apparently the world record holder for most nicknames, especially considering the list continues on and on…) is best known for his success …

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Bill Daley Exits Race For Governor In Illinois

Bill Daley, a democratic candidate has decided to back out on the race for governor of Illinois. Daley is a lawyer and former banker. He has previously served as White House Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2012 and also U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000. Daley did not exit quietly and in fact took …

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Drunk Governor: Deval Patrick Got Drunk After Boston Bombings

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick this week admitted to celebrating the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects by getting drunk. According to a Boston Herald report, the governor was speaking to a Cambridge-area marketing company this week when he admitted how tremendously relieved he was when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19. Patrick stated that he had received lots …

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White House Crasher Running For Governor Of VA

Tareq Salahi is known for a lot of things; crashing the White House, for instance, with his wife Michaele. The two were also featured on one season of “The Real Housewives Of D.C.”, no doubt because of the state dinner debacle and the headlines it grabbed; the couple were rumored to be attention seekers until Michaele left him for Journey …

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Crying YouTube Star Has His Wish Granted To Be Governor [VIDEO]

Go ahead and file this story in the “feel good news” category. Jesse Koczon, who came into fame when crying about being too young to be governor, has had his wish fulfilled. Governor Christie, signed a proclamation on Wednesday which made Koczon honorary governor of New Jersey for the day. The story begins during the election in 2009. Jesse’s parents …

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