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  • How One Teacher’s Small Act Made a Governor

    Vermont Governor and DGA Chair Peter Shumlin explains how one teacher helped him defy those who said he would never learn to read.

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  • RGA Misfires in Michigan & Humiliates Snyder in the Process

    TV Ad Attacks Schauer For Bill That GOP Gov Signed    Yesterday, the Republican Governors Association launched another attack ad against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. The spot hit Schauer for a 2002 vote on a bipartisan bill that was signed by the state’s Republican governor and then extended by their own candidate, Governor Rick […]

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  • Millionaire Walt Havenstein: Tax Cheat or Marylander?

    Today, millionaire Walt Havenstein announced his candidacy for New Hampshire governor on serious defense. For years, Havenstein has reaped thousands of dollars in tax benefits by claiming his “principal residence” in Bethesda, Maryland. But now, he wants to claim that  New Hampshire is home so he can run for governor. Not so fast, Walt. It’s time […]

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  • Oklahoma’s Fallin Punishes Working People, Makes GOP Gov Candidates Proud

    The headline from the Tulsa World this afternoon says it all: “Gov. Fallin signs bill curbing minimum-wage increases in Oklahoma.” Fallin’s hostility toward the working people of her state comes as no surprise – it’s core to the character of all of this year’s Republican candidates for governor. In right-wing harmony with Fallin’s action, Illinois billionaire Bruce Rauner has […]

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  • Shameless Voter Suppression a Hallmark of GOP Governors’ Tenures

    Read the full memo here: http://goo.gl/yl1AVj   MEMORANDUM   TO: Interested Parties FROM: Elisabeth Pearson, DGA Political Director DATE:  April 11, 2014 RE: Shameless Voter Suppression a Hallmark of GOP Governors’ Tenures   As President Obama prepares to address Democratic efforts to protect voting rights today, the undemocratic efforts of Republican governors to suppress the vote in their […]

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  • CBC Chair on GOP Govs: They’ve Said, “I Don’t Care About You”

    On MSNBC this afternoon, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, slammed Republican governors like Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Paul LePage for refusing to lift a finger to expand health care access to millions of people in their states. As Fudge argued, these governors have put right-wing ideology and personal spite toward […]

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  • Republican Governors’ Visit to Las Vegas

    To: Interested Parties From: DGA Communications Date: March 28, 2014 RE: Republican Governors’ Visit to Las Vegas On Friday, a parade of Republican governors—including Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and John Kasich—will travel to Las Vegas to prostrate themselves before right-wing, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. It’s no wonder why they’re making the trip: in 2012 […]

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  • DGA Chair Shumlin Applauds Governor Malloy for Raising Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Dan Malloy signing the bill that will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour: “On behalf of our fellow Democratic governors, I’d like to congratulate Governor Malloy for his extraordinary leadership in raising Connecticut’s minimum wage to […]

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  • Civil war, utter dysfunction destroying Rick Scott’s weak reelection chances

    After days of headlines about the racist jokes and campaign dysfunction that led to the resignation of Rick Scott’s Finance Chair, tonight brings new revelations that the Scott campaign is plagued by “paranoia,” an organization that is “90 percent behind plan,” and the likelihood that amid miserable poll numbers and a chaotic reelection effort, donors […]

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  • Governors Shumlin and Hassan Urge Passage of Unemployment Extension

    Today Governor of Vermont and DGA Chair Peter Shumlin and Governor Maggie Hassan sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the passage of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act.  This bill would provide economic support for the over 2 million Americans still struggling to find work after years of recession […]

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