November 7, 1996
* Designates incumbent DELAWARE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Thomas Carper* 69 R Janet Rzewnicki 31 *--* INDIANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Frank O'Bannon 51 R Stephen Goldsmith 47 *--* MISSOURI (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Mel Carnahan* 57 R Margaret Kelly 40 *--* MONTANA (99%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Judy Jacobson 20 R Marc Racicot* 80 *--* NEW HAMPSHIRE (100%) *--* Party Candidate Vote D Jeanne Shaheen 57 R Ovide Lamontagne 40 *--* NORTH CAROLINA (100%) *--* Party
February 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Some of the nation's most prominent Republican governors have moved to embrace a key feature of President Obama's healthcare law, providing a significant boost to the administration and highlighting a fissure inside the GOP on an emerging campaign issue. At stake is the goal of expanding health insurance under the Medicaid program, one of two main ways the law is to provide coverage to those who lack it. Starting in 2014, the law broadens Medicaid to cover people who earn up to about $15,500 a year, but under last year's Supreme Court decision upholding the law's constitutionality, states have the option of rejecting the expansion and the federal money that comes with it. Opponents wanted to unite all Republican governors against participating in the Medicaid expansion; they have lined up 15, including Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
September 19, 2012 |
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday that screenwriter Robin Swicord ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") has been elected to the board of governors, representing the writers branch. She fills the seat vacated by Frank Pierson, who died in July. Swicord joins fellow writers branch governors Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will remain on the board until the next election, scheduled for July 2013. Swicord earned an Oscar nomination in the adapted screenplay category for her work on "Benjamin Button.
November 6, 2012 |
Virginia boasts being one of the nation's top battlegrounds for both the presidency and the U.S. Senate, with two of the commonwealth's top political figures butting heads on the ballot. The Senate clash between Republican George Allen and his Democratic opponent, Tim Kaine, brings not only the careers of two former governors to bear against each other but also a wave of outside money. The race was expected to be close. FULL COVERAGE: Election 2012
April 2, 2010 |
Governors across the country have received letters from a quasi-religious, anti-government group ordering them to step down from office in three days, in what the group's website said was the first step to disband parts of the U.S. government. Homeland Security Department and FBI officials said Friday that there didn't appear to be an immediate threat, and they were investigating whether the message could be considered dangerous. The Guardians of the Free Republics describes its plan as a nonviolent and legal attempt to "restore the true Republic."
September 28, 2010 |
The race to be the next governor of New York became a two-man heat Monday. In one of those the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend moments, Rick Lazio, a former congressman from Long Island, took himself out of the running in order to give "tea party" favorite Carl Paladino a better shot at beating their Democratic rival, state Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo. This month, Lazio lost badly to Paladino for the Republican nomination, yet kept his name on the ballot for the November election as the Conservative Party candidate.