State Politics

Two Latinos in Rhode Island Facing Primary Tests

Two Latinos in the state of Rhode Island are attempting to win statewide offices as voters go to the polls Tuesday. Angel Taveras the Mayor of Providence is one of three candidates for the gubernatorial nomination for Democrats. Dominican American Taveras would become the first Latino to be elected governor if he were to win. […]

Bob McDonnell Former Governor of Virginia to Testify

Bob McDonnell, the former Governor of Virginia will testify about the status of his marriage when his trial on public corruption continues in Richmond in a federal courtroom. McDonnell testified on Wednesday and said Maureen, his wife, showed anxiety for the new role she held as first lady in 2009 just the day after he […]

Governor Perry Makes Response to Recent Indictment

Rick Perry the Republican Governor of Texas responded on Saturday to his indictment in which he was accused of abuse of power of office. He called the indictment a political farce and vowed to explore each legal avenue to fight the prosecution. A 2012 presidential candidate for the GOP, Perry with potential aspirations for a […]

Governor of Hawaii Loses Primary Election

After close to four decades in an elected office in the state of Hawaii, Governor Neil Abercrombie received a stunning blow, as he was defeated this weekend in his bid for re-election. He became the first incumbent Hawaiian governor in the history of the state to lose his party’s primary. Abercrombie, who is a Democrat, […]

Kingston Topped by Perdue in Senate Runoff in Georgia

David Perdue a businessman has won a bitter runoff contest of nine weeks to become the Republican nominee for the Senate from Georgia besting U.S. Representative Jack Kingston. During a bruising campaign, 11-term congressman Kingston was painted by Perdue as an insider in Washington beholden to special interests in D.C., while Kingston hit back at […]

Perry Criticized for Comments on Alcoholism and Homosexuality

Gay rights organizations as well as Democrats on Thursday criticized Texas Governor Rick Perry after he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. The groups called it toxic and ill informed. Will Hailer the executive director of the Democratic Party in Texas said that Governor Perry ought to be ashamed of his comments. While speaking during a trip […]

Arrest of Blogger Stirs Up Republican Primary in Mississippi

A man was arrested for allegedly obtaining an image of a bedridden wife of a senator, which has shaken up what is already an intense primary battle by the Republicans in Mississippi. Clayton Kelly a political blogger was arrested on Thursday for the exploitation of an adult who is vulnerable and improperly and illegally obtaining […]

West Virginia Ready to Elect First Female Senator

The next member of the U.S. Senate from West Virginia will make history as the first woman to represent the state in Congresses upper chamber. Shelley Moore Capito the GOP Representative and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant a Democrat each were victorious in their respective party primaries on Tuesday. That has set up a very […]

Important GOP Primary Heating Up in North Carolina

This spring the powers of the Republican Establishment will be put to the test and that will be the backdrop for the Republican Senate primary on Tuesday in North Carolina. The primary starts a series of contests that will measure whether the traditionally powerful party members – the long time incumbents, the national party officials […]

David Jolly Defeats Alex Sink in Special Election

David Jolly a Republican narrowly won a special election in Florida, defeating Alex Sink a Democrat on Tuesday in a House race seen largely as a critical litmus test for ObamaCare. With close to 100% of Tuesday’s vote counted, Jolly won 48.5% of the vote to 46.7% for Sink. Lucas Overby a Libertarian had 4.8%. […]