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October 18, 2021

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Emily’s List Backs Hochul for Governor in Key Early Endorsement

New York Times
Emily’s List, the fund-raising juggernaut dedicated to electing women who back abortion rights, plans to throw its support on Thursday behind Gov. Kathy Hochul’s campaign for a full term as New York governor. The group’s endorsement opens doors to deep-pocketed donors and seasoned campaign strategists across the country. But for......

Pennsylvania’s high-profile attorney general enters 2022 governor race

Reuters
Oct 13 (Reuters) – Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general and a high-profile critic of former President Donald Trump and his false election fraud claims, on Wednesday formally entered the 2022 race for governor of the crucial battleground state. Shapiro, who has for months indicated he would likely run for......

Republican candidate for Virginia governor walks fine line on election fraud

Reuters
CHESTERFIELD, Va., Oct 12 (Reuters) – At a recent Virginia rally, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin talked up his plans to boost the economy and fight crime, and said nothing at all about false claims that Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory was the result of fraud. But some in......

Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’

Reuters
Oct 11 (Reuters) – Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers. Abbott’s move sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden, a Democrat who......

Texan vying for governor slams COVID vaccine mandates from hospital

Reuters
Former U.S. Congressman and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West speaks to the press at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Oct 10 (Reuters) – Conservative firebrand and Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West was receiving care for COVID-19 in a......

North Carolina lieutenant governor says he

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson said Saturday that he “will not back down” as politicians call for his resignation over recently resurfaced comments in which he referred to “transgenderism” and homosexuality as “filth.” “Let me tell you plainly......

North Carolina lieutenant governor rejects call to resign over anti-LGBTQ comments

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) rejected calls for his resignation on Saturday, after a number of lawmakers condemned his comments describing homosexuality as “filth.” Robinson remained defiant in a video posted to Facebook, saying he......

North Carolina lieutenant governor says he

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson said Saturday that he “will not back down” as politicians call for his resignation over recently resurfaced comments in which he referred to “transgenderism” and homosexuality as “filth.” “Let me tell you plainly......

Allen West, running for governor of Texas, diagnosed with COVID-19

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. The antibodies are used to treat those in the......

Fed Governor Lael Brainard is in line for a key banking position. Here’s what it could mean for Wall Street

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard‘s increased......

Fed governor anticipates new guidance on climate change for big banks

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Federal Reserve should advance......

GOP Virginia lieutenant governor nominee refuses to say if she’s vaccinated

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Julia Manchester Republican Virginia lieutenant governor nominee Winsome Sears refused to say whether she was vaccinated during a recent interview with CNN released on Thursday.  “My life is very public. It’s just the way it is. But I want to hold......

Idaho governor repeals political rival’s executive order

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Little is in Texas meeting with nine other Republican governors over concerns on how President Joe Biden is handling border issues. In Idaho, the governor and lieutenant governor don’t run on the same ticket. Little was expected back late Wednesday.......

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