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GOP Candidates for Illinois Governor Offer No Substantive Solutions for Gun Violence Epidemic at First Debates

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GOP Candidates for Illinois Governor Offer No Substantive Solutions for Gun Violence Epidemic at First Debates

Just hours after the horrific mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 21 dead, the issue of gun violence dominated the Illinois GOP gubernatorial debates. But the six men sparring for the Republican nomination offered no substantive policy solutions for a crisis that shakes the nation with each new tragedy. When asked about…

Daily Beast: RGA Forced to Spend “Unprecedented Cash” to Bail Out GOP Governors In Chaotic Primaries

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Daily Beast: RGA Forced to Spend “Unprecedented Cash” to Bail Out GOP Governors In Chaotic Primaries

New reporting from the Daily Beast is highlighting how the RGA has been forced to spend millions of dollars to bail out its incumbent governors from Republican primary challengers, writing: “In the 2022 election cycle so far, the RGA has spent over $9 million in support of incumbents in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Idaho, and Oklahoma.…

First Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Debates Show Republicans in Complete Disarray

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First Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Debates Show Republicans in Complete Disarray

Race for Republican Nomination Still Total Toss-up The first debates between the six candidates sparring for the Republican gubernatorial nomination — held separately, since the candidates couldn’t agree to attend the same one — showed a field in complete disarray, with a nomination still totally up for grabs. In a debate night rife with dodged…

After a Nasty GOP Primary, Brian Kemp’s Problems With His Own Party Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

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After a Nasty GOP Primary, Brian Kemp’s Problems With His Own Party Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Brian Kemp scraped by a nasty GOP primary, but many Georgia Republicans have already said they’d rather sit out the general election than vote for him. “So many Republicans are just not going to vote for Kemp,” Donald Trump warned during a tele-rally earlier this month. “I don’t think I can vote for Brian Kemp,”…

DGA Statement on Chris Jones Becoming the Democratic Nominee for Arkansas Governor

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DGA Statement on Chris Jones Becoming the Democratic Nominee for Arkansas Governor

The following is a statement from DGA Chair North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper in response to Chris Jones winning the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor: “Congratulations to Chris Jones on his historic win last night in Arkansas. Jones is a seventh-generation Arkansan whose optimistic agenda addresses the kitchen table issues facing Arkansas families.  “Jones is…

DGA Statement on Stacey Abrams Becoming the Democratic Nominee for Georgia Governor

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DGA Statement on Stacey Abrams Becoming the Democratic Nominee for Georgia Governor

DGA Chair North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper released the following statement in response to Stacey Abrams officially becoming the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor: “Stacey Abrams is a powerhouse leader with a plan to address the issues that matter most to working families, like expanding Medicaid, improving health care access in rural areas, and fully…

DGA Statement on Brian Kemp Winning the Georgia GOP Primary for Governor

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DGA Statement on Brian Kemp Winning the Georgia GOP Primary for Governor

DGA Executive Director Noam Lee released the following statement on Brian Kemp winning the GOP primary for governor of Georgia: “While Brian Kemp may have been bailed out of this nasty primary race with the RGA spending over $5 million, he’s still the most vulnerable incumbent governor in the country. As Donald Trump’s favorite punching…

One Year Later, Richard Irvin Refuses to Answer for Corruption as Aurora Mayor

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One Year Later, Richard Irvin Refuses to Answer for Corruption as Aurora Mayor

A year ago today, Richard Irvin arrived at the scene of an arrest of his then-girlfriend, accused of hitting a security guard at a marijuana store. An Aurora police officer overheard Irvin say the charges against her “would be taken care of.” Later, Irvin reappointed his then-girlfriend to the City of Aurora’s Hispanic Heritage advisory…

Wisconsin GOP Gubernatorial Primary in Chaos as Republican Party Fails to Endorse a Candidate

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Wisconsin GOP Gubernatorial Primary in Chaos as Republican Party Fails to Endorse a Candidate

After months of a chaotic GOP primary — surprise, surprise — Wisconsin Republicans failed to come together and endorse a candidate for governor at their state convention this weekend, guaranteeing three more months of infighting and racing to the right in the primary. In the months leading up to the convention, candidates Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim…

DGA-Backed Group Announces First Ad in Pennsylvania

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DGA-Backed Group Announces First Ad in Pennsylvania

Today, Put Pennsylvania First, an independent expenditure backed by the Democratic Governors Association launched its first ad of the general election in Pennsylvania. The spot, called “Mastriano Backwards”, uses video of Mastriano’s own words to show how the GOP nominee’s extreme agenda to take away women’s reproductive freedoms would drag Pennsylvania backward and reverse 50…

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