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  • Governor Bullock Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Chair and Montana Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality: “Today’s ruling is a landmark victory in the fight for equality in our nation. States and localities around the country have led the way to this historic day, by showing that inclusiveness strengthens communities […]

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  • DGA Statement on Supreme Court Decision on King v. Burwell

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold nationwide insurance subsidies: “America’s Democratic governors have led the way in implementing state-tailored plans to increase access to health care, while most Republican governors have chosen to bury their heads in the sand. And the proof […]

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  • DGA Statement on Governor Peter Shumlin’s Decision Not to Seek Re-election

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson issued the following statement after Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced he would not seek reelection in 2016. Shumlin has served as governor since 2011: “Governor Peter Shumlin has been a key leader at a critical time for the state of Vermont. Under Governor Shumlin’s leadership, Vermont has added […]

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  • DGA Statement on Bill Cole’s Announcement About West Virginia Governor’s Race

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Jared Leopold, Democratic Governors Association communications director, released the following statement on Bill Cole’s announcement that he’s entering the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial race: “Used car salesman Bill Cole is trying to sell another lemon to West Virginians — and voters are not going to buy it. Senator Cole has spent […]

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  • DGA Chair Governor Steve Bullock on the Passing of Beau Biden

    Washington – DGA Chair and Montana Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement tonight on the passing of Beau Biden: “Today, our nation and the people of Delaware lost a true public servant,” Bullock said. “During his 46 years on this earth, Beau Biden dedicated his life to serving others: serving his nation in Iraq, […]

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  • DGA Statement on the GOP Primary for Governor of Kentucky

    WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Matt Bevin’s primary election victory today, the Democratic Governors Association re-released the following statement from Josh Holmes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, regarding Bevin: “It’s abundantly clear that his guiding light is to embrace whatever gets himself a little further down the road,” Holmes said. “If somehow Matt Bevin […]

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  • DGA Statement on Kentucky AG Jack Conway’s Primary Victory

    WASHINGTON, DC — Montana Governor Steve Bullock, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement congratulating Jack Conway for becoming the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky. “I had the privilege to serve as a fellow attorney general with Jack. He has been a leader in standing up for Kentucky consumers, cracking down […]

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  • DGA Releases Video on KY-GOV: ‘The Ugly Turn’

    WHAT THEY’RE SAYING IN KENTUCKY: ‘Uninspiring field’ devolves into ‘sordid mess’ Lexington Herald-Leader: ‘The biggest winner of this saga is Jack Conway’ Today, the Democratic Governors Association released a new video, “The Ugly Turn,” highlighting how the divisive Republican primary in Kentucky has taken a nasty turn that will hurt Republicans in the general election. “This […]

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  • DGA Statement on Jim Justice’s Announcement About West Virginia Governor’s Race 

      Washington, D.C. — Today, Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement on Jim Justice’s announcement that he’s entering the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial race: “The DGA welcomes Jim Justice to the West Virginia governor’s race. Jim Justice is a strong candidate with a record of creating jobs for working […]

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  • New Poll: Pence Favorability Underwater at 35%

        Hoosier voters disapprove of Pence after discrimination bill  Mike Pence is in political free fall. A new Howey Politics Indiana Poll shows the historic damage to Pence, saying that “an Indiana governor has never experienced this kind of survey decline in this short time frame.”  Here are some key findings from the poll:  […]

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