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ICYMI: Jack Ciattarelli Follows Trump to the Far-Right

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ICYMI: Jack Ciattarelli Follows Trump to the Far-Right

Yesterday, Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran outlined how Jack Ciattarelli has “turned hard right” since Donald Trump’s presidency, including extreme positions like cutting income taxes on the wealthy, ending LGBTQ+ curriculum in schools, and abolishing existing requirements for schoolchildren to get any vaccinations for dangerous diseases like the mumps, and more. “Ciattarelli’s challenge is to straddle…

New Report Exposes How Glenn Youngkin Funnels Money to Anti-Choice Extreme GOP Candidates

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New Report Exposes How Glenn Youngkin Funnels Money to Anti-Choice Extreme GOP Candidates

Glenn Youngkin has been trying to hide his extreme anti-choice views from Virginians — even getting caught on camera admitting that he’s been lying about his intentions of going “on offense” to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood if he becomes governor. Now, new reporting is detailing how Youngkin is trying to further his far-right agenda behind the scenes…

DGA Statement on Michael Steele Creating Exploratory Committee for a Potential Run for Governor of Maryland

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DGA Statement on Michael Steele Creating Exploratory Committee for a Potential Run for Governor of Maryland

Yesterday, Michael Steele announced he is creating an exploratory committee for a potential run for governor in Maryland in 2022. Democratic Governors Association Deputy Executive Director Wendi Wallace released the following statement: “Michael Steele’s potential entrance into the GOP primary would only add to the growing infighting that will inevitably leave the Republican party in shambles. Donald…

The Weekender (7/23/21)

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The Weekender (7/23/21)

Welcome to the Democratic Governors Association’s Friday newsletter, The Weekender. Let’s get started. Virginia: Terry McAuliffe continues to spread his optimistic agenda for progress in Virginia across the Commonwealth — and he has President Biden’s support along the way. President Biden is set to visit Arlington today to hold a grassroots event alongside McAuliffe. Thus far,…

Mark Amodei Punts Decision on Whether to Join Unimpressive NV GOP Primary Field

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Mark Amodei Punts Decision on Whether to Join Unimpressive NV GOP Primary Field

Rep. Mark Amodei still hasn’t decided whether or not he wants to jump into the messy, far-right GOP field for governor in Nevada. One thing he has decided, though, is that he’s unimpressed with the other candidates in the Republican primary field. “Certainly no one has sucked the air out of the room, in a Republican…

ICYMI: While Scott Jensen Denies He’s “Anti-Vax,” Evidence Shows Otherwise

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ICYMI: While Scott Jensen Denies He’s “Anti-Vax,” Evidence Shows Otherwise

“Scott Jensen spread COVID conspiracy theories, and has appeared with top anti-vaccine activists many times” Former state Sen. Scott Jensen, a “doctor” and a Minnesota GOP candidate for governor continues to deny that he’s anti-vaccine, even as he pushes dangerous and disproven conspiracy theories about COVID-19. New reporting details how Scott Jensen continues to play a major…

ICYMI: Gov. McKee Announces Best Fundraising Quarter Ever with Over $320,000 Raised

ICYMI: Gov. McKee Announces Best Fundraising Quarter Ever with Over $320,000 Raised

Gov. Dan McKee’s campaign filed its second-quarter fundraising disclosure report today and reported a fundraising total of over $320,000 from 613 donors in 38 of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. The boost raises Gov. McKee’s cash-on-hand to more than $716,000. A spokesperson for the McKee campaign said they filed ahead of the August deadline…

Dem Govs Get It Done: Maine Government Savings Reach Historic High Under Mills Administration

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Dem Govs Get It Done: Maine Government Savings Reach Historic High Under Mills Administration

Yesterday, Gov. Janet Mills announced that her administration had deposited another $223.6 million into the state’s rainy day fund, bringing it to a historic high of $491.9 million. Early in her term, Mills’ predecessor and recently announced GOP primary candidate Paul LePage and his fellow Republicans claimed Gov. Mills would drain the state’s savings account…

ICYMI: Gov. Steve Sisolak Gets “High Marks for COVID-19 and Economy” in New Poll

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ICYMI: Gov. Steve Sisolak Gets “High Marks for COVID-19 and Economy” in New Poll

Poll Shows A Majority of Nevada Voters View Gov. Steve Sisolak Favorably  A new poll shows Gov. Steve Sisolak receiving high marks from Nevada voters. The poll from OH Predictive Insights found Gov. Sisolak to be “enjoying a positive image among a majority of Silver State voters,” with 52% of Nevadans approving of the job Gov. Sisolak is doing…

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