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Matthew McConaughey won’t run for Texas governor in 2022
California Politics Roundup – KQED
Kick Big Tobacco OUT of California Political Campaigns launches – Los Angeles Blade
After decades in California politics, Allan Zaremberg has some parting advice for the GOP
Inside California Politics: Bullpen talks CA redistricting ahead of 2022 midterm – KGET 17
Inside California Politics: Political Correspondent Marisa Lagos on Vice President Kamala Harris – FOX40
Inside California Politics: Representative Karen Bass, Oakland mayor on infrastructure bill passage, CA homelessness – KGET 17
Opinion | The Diminishing Democratic Majority
Inside California Politics: Bullpen talks CA redistricting ahead of 2022 midterm – KRON4
Republican celebrations and Democratic anger reveal a widening political divide
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Matthew McConaughey won’t run for Texas governor in 2022 California Politics Roundup – KQED Kick Big Tobacco OUT of California Political Campaigns launches – Los Angeles Blade After decades in California politics, Allan Zaremberg has some parting advice for the GOP Inside California Politics: Bullpen talks CA redistricting ahead of 2022 midterm – KGET 17 Inside California Politics: Political Correspondent Marisa Lagos on Vice President Kamala Harris – FOX40 Inside California Politics: Representative Karen Bass, Oakland mayor on infrastructure bill passage, CA homelessness – KGET 17 Opinion | The Diminishing Democratic Majority Inside California Politics: Bullpen talks CA redistricting ahead of 2022 midterm – KRON4 Republican celebrations and Democratic anger reveal a widening political divide
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Youngkin, McAuliffe in last-minute scramble to rally voters | Federal News Network

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were making last-minute pushes Sunday to energize voters across Virginia in the final days of the competitive and closely watched race for governor. With the state’s lengthy early voting period finished, the campaigns turned their attention to Tuesday’s finale, each trying to fire up his party’s base to drive up turnout for an election that will be scrutinized as…
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2021
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Soldiers, reformers and Jerry Springer: A brief history of the mayors of Cincinnati

Cincinnatians will choose a new mayor this week. Voters will directly elect the city’s chief executive for the sixth time since switching to the “strong mayor” system for the 2001 election. Previously, the mayor was the top vote-getter on City Council. Who and how Cincinnati elects its mayor has changed quite a bit over the past 220 years. The mayor’s office has been occupied by war veterans, business leaders, career…
Oct
2021
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Who Is Ron Watkins, the QAnon Celebrity Running for Congress?

Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer. Photos: Screenshot via Telegram; Getty Images Ron Watkins is not the only peddler of conspiracy theories seeking office in 2022, but he may be the most influential. The former 8chan administrator is known as one of the most popular answers to the question “Who is Q?,” but now he’s hoping to move beyond his alleged role in seeding the false far-right QAnon theory, which was embraced by some…
Oct
2021
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Ex-MLB Manager Bobby Valentine’s Democratic Opponent Reflects On Mayoral Race Like No Other

To say the 2021 mayoral race in Connecticut’s second-largest city, Stamford, has been like no other would be the ultimate of understatements. For starters, the Democratic nominee, State Rep. Caroline Simmons, defeated two-term incumbent David Martin after mounting a rare primary challenge. Then came the bombshell announcement by charismatic and at times flamboyant Major League Baseball legend and lifelong city resident Bobby Valentine that he was entering the race as…
Oct
2021
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Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie mayoral candidate rattled off a list of accomplishments, from his years managing baseball in the MLB and Japan to owning a chain of restaurants and serving as Stamford’s public safety…
Oct
2021
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Culture of celebrity makes Ronchetti the GOP favorite for governor

Mark Ronchetti wasn’t candid with voters about his comeback. That’s a shocker, I know, a meteorologist-turned-politician looking for cloud cover to maximize media exposure. Ronchetti, 48, would not have quit his six-figure job at television station KRQE unless he were running for governor. Still, he claimed he would decide whether to enter the Republican primary only after prayerful contemplation and conversations with his wife and daughters. It’s a heck of…
Oct
2021
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GOP lawyer changes his mind about whether the GOP is a ‘lost cause’

It wasn’t too long ago when Arizona Republicans developed a reputation for electing GOP candidates who kept the fringe at arm’s length. Senators such as John McCain and Jeff Flake were clearly conservative, but they also expressed discomfort with the party’s extremists. That’s changed in a hurry. Politico reported last week that Arizona Republicans are filling up their 2022 midterm ballot with “a roster of conspiracy theorists and extremists,” including…
Oct
2021
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Republican Leaders Want Meghan Markle’s Royal Title Taken Away

Erik PendzichGetty Images One of the main reasons Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to the U.S. was to stretch their advocacy across the pond and focus their energies on the issues that matter most to them. Paid parental leave has been a big issue for the Sussexes, since in the U.S. there is no national paid family leave policy—something that’s been blamed for the recent worker shortage, among other…
Oct
2021
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Obama makes push for Murphy, early voting | NJ Spotlight News

[embedded content] Former President Barack Obama fired up a crowd of Democrats up and down the ticket to keep the state moving forward.  “Go out and fight, work, you are going to decide this election and the direction New Jersey takes,” Obama, who was greeted by the crowd with cheers of “Yes we can,” his signature campaign motto, told the crowd in Weequahic Park in the South Ward of the…