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  • On Tax Day, The Super-Rich Thank Their Lucky Stars For GOP Govs

    Today’s Tax Day – an occasion for the super-rich to thank their lucky stars for Republican governors who have systematically raised middle class taxes and gutted investments in education in order to shower them with tax breaks and special deals. From Florida to Michigan, Louisiana and Kanas, Republican governors have pursued failed, top-down tax policies […]

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  • Scott Walker Can’t Buy A New Record

    TO: Interested Parties FR: Elisabeth Pearson, Political Director, Democratic Governors Association Jonathan Parker, Campaigns Director, EMILY’s List MEMO: Scott Walker Can’t Buy A New Record   Today, Scott Walker will officially announce his bid for re-election. Despite the musings of reporters and operatives in Washington, D.C., Walker is one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors […]

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  • Perry Joins Ranks of RGA Chairs Proving Liability for GOP Governors

    The federal investigation into RGA Chair Chris Christie’s abuse of power in New Jersey has been proving a liability for Republican governors across the country, particularly those with high-profile ethical and legal challenges of their own. Today, the report that former RGA Chair Rick Perry is lawyering up for his own criminal investigation ensures that yet another Republican surrogate will travel […]

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  • Reformers? Are They Kidding?

    RGA Chair Chris Christie – under federal investigation for abuse of power. Former RGA Chair Bob McDonnell – under federal indictment for corruption. Former RGA Chair John Rowland – under federal indictment, again. Former RGA Chair Rick Perry – lawyering up for a criminal investigation of his own. It’s worth keeping these simple facts in […]

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  • Governor Deal Destroys Myth of ‘Reformer’ GOP Governors Yet Again

    Governor Nathan Deal is already facing a bruising week ahead, after a weekend of scathing headlines.  Late Friday, the jury ruled in favor of Stacey Kalberman, former director of the state ethics commission, after she was pushed out of her job for investigating Governor Deal’s 2010 campaign.  But Deal’s troubles are far from over as there […]

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  • RGA Chair Christie & GOP Governors Embarrass Themselves In Effort to Woo Right-Wing Billionaire

    This weekend, Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and John Kasich traveled to Las Vegas to meet with right-wing casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.  In a bizarre attempt to win the “Sheldon Primary,” these governors fell over themselves praising Adelson, vying for his attention and affection.  While Walker and Kasich were busy throwing themselves before Adelson, Christie […]

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  • Another Day and Bridgegate Scandal Proves Christie is a Liability for Republican Governors

    It’s another day of distractions and horrible press for RGA Chairman Chris Christie. After today’s disastrous press conference that raised more questions than it answered, Governor Christie is even more of a liability for his fellow scandal-scarred Republican governors. Reporters and news outlets openly mocked Christie’s self-released report clearing him of any wrongdoing, which has […]

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  • Bridgegate Scandal Keeps Proving a Liability for Christie & Republican Governors

    RGA Chair Chris Christie is proving yet again to be a liability for his fellow scandal-scarred Republican governors, who he is charged with reelecting. Unable to escapes the Bridgegate scandal, Christie has already charged taxpayers $1 million dollars for an “artificial” investigation to claim he’s innocent. New Jersey’s largest newspaper called the investigation “baloney” and […]

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  • Rick Scott’s Campaign in Chaos: Finance Chair’s Sudden Departure Shuts Down Press Conference

    This morning, Rick Scott’s campaign shut down a press conference amid harsh questioning about Finance Co-Chair Mike Fernandez’s sudden departure and what the Miami Herald has dubbed the “Mexican-accent controversy.” The event was designed to announce the campaign’s newest attack ad, but instead served only to highlight Scott’s miserable record on issues important to Hispanic voters. […]

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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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