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Gov. Walker Makes Bet with Michigan Governor for Cotton Bowl - WDJT

Gov. Walker Makes Bet with Michigan Governor for Cotton Bowl - WDJTGovernor Scott Walker and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder offered up a friendly wager on Friday in anticipation of the Wisconsin Badgers taking on the Western Michigan Broncos in the Cotton Bowl on Monday, January 2. “The Badgers have played a great ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:11:53 GMT

North Dakota lawmakers, new governor prepare for session - INFORUM

North Dakota lawmakers, new governor prepare for session - INFORUMDalrymple's successor, Republican Doug Burgum, is preparing for his first legislative session as governor. Sitting on an exercise ball in his new office last week, he signaled his desire to work with lawmakers, citing major issues such as opioid ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:50:42 GMT
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Governor: Brinks heist getaway driver eligible for parole - SILive.com

Governor: Brinks heist getaway driver eligible for parole - SILive.comIn this Oct. 21, 1981 file photo, Judith Clark is taken into police custody in Nanuet, N.Y. Clark, a former radical who drove a getaway car during the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery will be eligible for parole in 2017 following a commutation from New ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:53:08 GMT
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Some power restored to North Carolina's governor elect, for now - Salon

Some power restored to North Carolina's governor elect, for now - SalonRALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina judge granted a small victory to the state's incoming Democratic governor on Friday, temporarily blocking a law by Republican lawmakers stripping him of control over elections in a legislative power play just weeks ago.

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:28:15 GMT
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Governor: Brinks Heist Getaway Driver Eligible for Parole - ABC News

Governor: Brinks Heist Getaway Driver Eligible for Parole - ABC NewsFILE - In this Oct. 21, 1981, file photo, police are at the scene of a Brinks armored truck robbery at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet, N.Y., where multiple Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard were killed earlier during the robbery. Judith Clark is a ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:45:30 GMT
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Hite: Lame-duck governor will face challenges - The Courier

Hite: Lame-duck governor will face challenges - The Courier“There were things that didn't get done (in the past two years), and now that the governor is in his last two years, there's a feeling of lameduckness toward him,” said Hite, R-Findlay. “It's really bizarre. It's like the House has their agenda. The ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:52:24 GMT

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor - Chandigarh Tribune

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor - Chandigarh TribuneAnil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor Anil Baijal. —PTI. New Delhi, December 31. Former Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal on Saturday took oath as the Lt. Governor of Delhi here. Baijal was administered the oath by Delhi High Court Chief Justice G.

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:25:22 GMT
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Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor - Economic Times

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi's Lt Governor - Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension between the AAP government and Centre, career bureaucrat Anil Baijal today took over as the Lt Governor of Delhi and struck up a cautious note on his future relationship with the Kejriwal government. 70-year-old ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:09:50 GMT

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi Lt Governor - The Indian Express

Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi Lt Governor - The Indian ExpressFormer Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal on Saturday took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The oath was administered by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G Rohini. Baijal was formally appointed as Delhi LG on Wednesday as a replacement of ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:46:20 GMT
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California Governor's 'First Dog' Sutter Dies at 13 - Voice of America

California Governor's 'First Dog' Sutter Dies at 13 - Voice of AmericaThe dog's health had deteriorated rapidly in recent days and the decision was made to say goodbye, the governor's press office said in a statement. He passed away peacefully with the governor and first lady Anne Gust Brown at his side, and was laid to ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:53:40 GMT
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Thanks, governor, for veto on energy freeze - Cincinnati.com

Thanks, governor, for veto on energy freeze - Cincinnati.comAs former board chair for the Ohio Nature Conservancy, I applaud Gov. John Kasich for vetoing legislation that would have extended the freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards. Before frozen, these standards helped cut pollution and energy bills, create ...

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:13:32 GMT
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WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016?

Democratic Incumbents

Delaware: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Governor Jack Markell is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.
Jack Markell was sworn in as Delaware's governor on January 19, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 15, 2013. He has focused on economic development, education and workforce training as top priorities.
Governor Markel won his re-election in 2012 with close to 70% of the vote (see 2012 election results)

Missouri: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon became governor of Missouri on January 11, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term in 2012.
Governor Nixon won his re-election in 2012 with 54.7% of the vote. His Republican opponent , Dave Spence, was a distant second with 42.6% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

New Hampshire: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan is eligible to for re-election to a third term in office, but she has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate against Senator Kelly Ayotte. Maggie Hassan was sworn in as governor of New Hampshire on January 3, 2013, and was sworn in for her second term on January 7, 2015.
New Hampshire and Vermont are the only states in the country whose Governors are elected every two years.
Governor Hassan won a very competitive race in 2014 with 52.6.0% of the vote against the republican candidate Walt Havenstein who came in second with 47.4% of the vote. (see 2014 election results)

Puerto Rico: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent PPD Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is not running for re-election.
Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla was sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico on January 2, 2013.

Vermont: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin has decided not to run for re-election to a fourth term in office. Peter Shumlin was sworn in as governor of Vermont on January 6, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 10, 2013. He was sworn in for his third consecutive term on January 8, 2015.
New Hampshire and Vermont are the only states in the country whose Governors are elected every two years.
Governor Shumlin won a very competitive race in 2014 with 46.4% of the vote against the republican candidate Scott Milne who came second with 45.3% of the vote. (see 2014 election results)

West Virginia: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office. Earl Ray Tomblin was sworn in as governor of West Virginia on November 13, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 14, 2013.

Governor Tomblin won a very close race in 2012 with 50.5% of the vote against the republican candidate Bill Maloney who came second with 45.7% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

Montana: Governor Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running

Incumbent Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is running for re-election to a second term in office. Steve Bullock was sworn in as governor of Montana on January 7, 2013. Since taking office, Bullock has prioritized responsible fiscal management for Montana, while working to bring better jobs, better education and a more effective government to the state.
Governor Bullock won a very competitive race in 2012 with 49.0% of the vote against the republican candidate Rick Hill who came second with 47.3% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

Oregon: Governor Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running

This election will determine who fills the remaining two years of the term of Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber, who was re-elected in 2014 and resigned in 2015. The incumbent governor is Democrat Kate Brown, who succeeded to the governor's office as Oregon Secretary of State.
Former governor Kitzhaber won a close race in 2014 with 49.8% of the vote against the republican candidate Dennis Richardson who came second with 44.7% of the vote. (see 2014 election results)

Washington: Governor Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running

Incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Inslee is running for re-election to a second term in office. Jay Inslee was sworn in as governor of Washington on January 16, 2013.
Under Washington's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, which will be held on August 5, 2016, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the general election in November.

Governor Inslee won a very competitive race in 2012 with 51.2% of the vote against the republican candidate Rob McKenna who came second with 48.8% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

Republican Incumbents

Indiana: Governor Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Pence is running for re-election to a second term in office. Mike Pence was sworn in as governor of Indiana on January 14, 2013.
Governor Pence won a very competitive race in 2012 with 49.6% of the vote against the democratic candidate John R. Gregg who came second with 46.4% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

North Carolina: Governor Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory is running for re-election to a second term in office. Pat McCrory was sworn in as governor of North Carolina on January 5, 2013.
Governor McCrory won the gubernatorial race in 2012 with 54.7% of the vote against the democratic candidate Walter H. Dalton who came second with 43.2% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

Utah: Governor Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Governor Gary Herbert is running for re-election to a third term in office. Gary Herbert was sworn in as Utah's 17th governor on August 11, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 7, 2013. He currently serves as the NGA chair.
As governor, Herbert is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah's economy: education, energy, jobs, and the ability of the state to solve its own problems.
Governor Herbert won the gubernatorial race in 2012 with 68.4% of the vote against the democratic candidate Peter S. Cooke who came in a distant second with 27.7% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

North Dakota: Governor Race - Open Race

Incumbent Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple has announced that he will not run for re-election to a second term in office. Jack Dalrymple was sworn in as governor of North Dakota on December 7, 2010, and was sworn in for his second term on December 15, 2012.
Governor Dalrymple won the gubernatorial race in 2012 with 63.2% of the vote against the democratic candidate Ryan M. Taylor who came in a distant second with 34.3% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)
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UPCOMING DATES
January 1, 2017
Texas : First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
January 3, 2017
Illinois : First day any voter who is a member of the United States Service and his/her spouse and dependents of voting age who expect to be absent from their county of residence on election day to make an application for an official ballot to the election authority having jurisdiction over their residence. Members of the Armed Forces may make application via facsimile machine or other method of electronic transmission.
New Jersey : Voter Registration Deadline for January Special School Board Elections
January 4, 2017
Illinois : First day for any registered voter presently within the confines of the United States, to make application by mail or in person to the election authority for an official ballot. Please note that mailing and delivery of ballots does not begin until Thursday, February 23, 2017.
WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016?

2016 US Senate Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 US Senate Elections races in 34 States including US territories. Of the 34 US Senate seats up for election this election cycle, 24 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 10 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 29 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (5 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Gubernatorial Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Gubernatorial Elections races in 13 States including US territories. Of the 13 Gubernatorial seats up for election this election cycle, 4 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 9 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 6 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (7 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Elections races in 9 States including US territories. Of the 9 Lieutenant Gubernatorial seats up for election this election cycle, 6 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 3 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 7 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (2 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Attorney General Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Attorney General Elections races in 10 States including US territories. Of the 10 Attorney General seats up for election this election cycle, 4 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 6 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 6 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (4 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.