Political Capital

Posts tagged: governor

An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images

An election worker posts a sign before the opening of a polling station for a special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Christie, N.J. Lawmakers Mark Record $124 Million 2013 Cycle

Spurred by record independent spending levels and costly local races, Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers pushed campaign spending to a record $124 million during the 2013 election cycle in New Jersey. “While final numbers won’t be available until January, special...

Read more »

Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party  in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

Photograph by Cliff Owen/AP Photo

Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1985

That was the last year the two parties split victories in the Virginia and New Jersey elections for governor. The first split verdict in 28 years gave both parties some grist for their press releases and talking points. In the...

Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo.  Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Photograph by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times via Redux

President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo. Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Crist’s Paperwork In: Governor

It’s official. Charlie Crist, elected as a state legislator, education commissioner, attorney general and governor of Florida as a Republican and failing at his bid for Senate as first a Republican and later an independent… Is running for governor as...

Read more »

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to business owners affected by a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, on September 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Photograph by Julio Cortez-Pool/Getty Images

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to business owners affected by a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, on September 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Christie Trounces Buono in Poll as Race Enters Last Weeks

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s looking to best opponent Barbara Buono when he stands for re-election in November, is crushing her by a 2-to-1 margin in every voter category, according to a poll out today. Christie leads Buono 64...

Read more »

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Photograph by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Davis to Announce Election Plans in October

Wendy Davis will announce her election plans on Oct. 3, raising Texas Democrats’ hopes that she will seek to become her party’s first governor since Ann Richards left office in 1995. Davis didn’t provide other details about her plans in...

Read more »

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe walks offstage after participating in the Battleground Forum, on Aug. 9, 2013, in Manassas, Va.

Photograph by Cliff Owen/AP Photo

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe walks offstage after participating in the Battleground Forum, on Aug. 9, 2013, in Manassas, Va.

McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli in Virginia Money Chase

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, began this month with more than twice as much in campaign funds as Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, had $5 million on hand to $2.2...

Read more »

Girls in the Traditional Korean Dance Company from New Jersey practice their routine.

Photograph by Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Girls in the Traditional Korean Dance Company from New Jersey practice their routine.

Korean-Americans: Two-Party in N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican favored to win a second term in November, got some love today from his state’s burgeoning Korean-American community. The other marquee figure in Garden State politics, U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker, a Democrat,...

Read more »


HRH Prince Harry, left, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit areas affected by Superstorm Sandy on the fifth day of his visit to the United States on May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

HRH Prince Harry, left, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit areas affected by Superstorm Sandy on the fifth day of his visit to the United States on May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Christie’s Opponent Buono Endorsed by Republican Mayor

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has picked up a handful of Democratic mayors to support his bid for re-election. Now it’s his foe’s turn to woo a mayor from across the aisle. Nick Poliseno, the Republican mayor of...

Read more »