Red Gov Watch

  • Deal hiding real record with dubious magazine ranking

    You can’t watch local television for more than 10 minutes without seeing a Nathan Deal ad crowing about how Georgia is the “No. 1” state in the country for doing business. That designation came from the Atlanta-based Site Selection magazine. Georgia officials reportedly spent more than $100,000 of taxpayer money on marketing with the publication and its sister company, Georgia Corporation for Economic Development.

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  • NEW WEB AD: “Christie & Deal – Not Working For Us”

    To mark RGA Chair Chris Christie’s fundraising trip to Atlanta today, the Democratic Governors Association released a new web ad, “Not Working For Us,” highlighting how Christie and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal have failed to fulfill the most fundamental responsibility of their jobs – keeping the public safe. A poll released two weeks ago shows Deal in a […]

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  • DGA Statement on Rick Scott’s State of the State Address

    “Today we heard nothing more than a stale campaign speech from Governor Rick Scott that will do nothing to change his failed record.  The real state of Scott’s state is that he showered the wealthiest and special interests with tax breaks and special deals at the expense of the middle class.  In fact, Scott gutted […]

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  • Haley vs. Deal: A Showdown of Incompetent GOP Governors

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has faced withering criticism for her response to winter weather in Charleston this week. So how has she tried to divert attention from her failures? By attacking fellow Republican Governor Nathan Deal, whose incompetence, unpreparedness, and ineffectiveness in dealing with disaster in the Atlanta metro area endangered the people of his state and made him an infamous national figure. […]

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  • Snyder’s Budget Address Nothing More than Smoke and Mirrors

    In today’s budget address, Rick Snyder tried to rewrite his record and make false claims about his priorities, but it was nothing more than a campaign stunt. Snyder’s devastating budget policies have cost Michigan seniors more than $650 million a year, according to the non–partisan AARP.  Snyder has left seniors out in the cold by […]

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  • No Speech Can Change Fact That LePage Is A National Embarrassment

    For three long years, Maine Governor Paul LePage has embarrassed the people of Maine with his absurd antics, insults, and recklessness. During his tenure, he’s attacked a lawmaker in vile sexual terms, threatened to “blow up” a major newspaper, compared the Affordable Care Act to the Holocaust and the IRS to the Gestapo, told the NAACP to […]

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  • The Reviews Are In: Governor Deal’s “Slippery” Week Leaves Him In Deep Trouble

    Last week, by proving too unprepared and ineffective to fulfill the most basic requirement of being governor—keeping his people safe—Governor Deal finds himself in deep political trouble. Georgians have long-known that Deal is out-of-touch, ethically-compromised, and uninterested in making critical investments in education, but now 63 percent of Atlanta metro voters say Deal failed to […]

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  • Corbett’s Education Cuts Define the State of his State

    The writing is on the wall for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett – no matter how he tries to rewrite history in his Budget address tomorrow, his deep cuts to education have defined his record in the minds of voters. There’s no doubt he’ll claim that he’s restoring funding to schools in his speech, but for those […]

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  • Lily Ledbetter Anniversary A Sad Reminder Of Walker’s Anti-Middle Class Record

    Five years ago today, President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, requiring that women receive equal pay for equal work as men. But in Wisconsin, working families might have trouble celebrating the anniversary. Consistent with his long record of failing the middle class, Governor Scott Walker repealed the state’s pay equity […]

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  • What They’re Saying: DGA Airs First 2014 TV Ad in Michigan

    What They’re Saying: DGA Airs First 2014 TV Ad in Michigan WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Democratic Governors Association began airing a new television ad in Michigan highlighting how Rick Snyder’s tax giveaways and deep cuts to schools do nothing to build a strong economy. This is the first television ad that the DGA has aired […]

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