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  • DGA Statement on the GOP Primary for Governor of Kentucky

    WASHINGTON, DC — Jared Leopold, Democratic Governors Association communications director, released the following statement regarding the GOP primary for Governor of Kentucky: “Tonight’s election results reveal a deeply divided Kentucky Republican Party, left to choose between three uninspiring and out-of-touch candidates. While we await the final results, one thing is clear: Jack Conway is the only candidate in […]

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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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  • DGA Statement on Gov. Rick Scott’s Double Flip Flop

      Washington, D.C. - Rick Scott opposed Medicaid expansion in 2010, before he supported it during the 2014 reelection campaign. Today, Rick Scott announced that he’s reversed his position again. This decision will mean that 800,000 Floridians will be denied access to affordable healthcare. Today, Jared Leopold, communications director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement […]

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  • DGA Statement on Gov. Mike Pence’s Signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Jared Leopold, communications director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s signed the new Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “This week, the entire country has seen that Governor Mike Pence has the wrong priorities for Indiana,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “Instead of fighting for jobs, Governor Pence has spent […]

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  • MEMORANDUM RE: The Next Pence

     Photo credits: Gage Skidmore (Abbott), Hal Goodtree (McCrory), Steven Bennett (Hutchinson), Gage Skidmore (Pence) Indiana Governor Mike Pence is in full-scale damage control mode, after signing a bill that opens the floodgates to discrimination in the Hoosier State. Pence’s social legislation has already proven to be a job-killer in Indiana. Indianapolis-based company Angie’s List canceled a […]

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  • DGA Statement on Gov. Mike Pence’s Interview on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Jared Leopold, communications director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”: “Governor Pence’s disastrous interview today was a national embarrassment for Indiana. He showed he could not even answer basic questions about the impact of the job-killing discrimination law he […]

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  • IN Headlines: Business Backlash Against Gov. Pence’s Discrimination Bill

      Mounting criticism and horrible headlines for Mike Pence This morning, Mike Pence woke up to bruising headlines from across the state.  Businesses are abandoning all future Indiana plans. Calls to boycott the state are coming from groups and individuals across the country.  Even the NCAA won’t stand for Mike Pence’s brand of March madness.  Pence […]

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