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Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Biden Running in 2016: Beau for Delaware Governor

      It’s official: a Delaware Democrat carrying the Biden name will seek top office in 2016.  Beau Biden, Delaware’s Democratic Attorney General and Vice President Joe Biden’s oldest child, plans to run for governor in 2016 and won’t...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Singer Joins Griffin As Billionaires Funding Christie’s RGA

Billionaires Paul Singer, Bruce Kovner and Ken Griffin are among this year’s top donors to the Republican Governors Association, a political group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Singer, founder of New York-based investment firm Elliott Management, and Kovner, founder...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

Cuomo: Good Night and Good Luck

Want the news? Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got it. The New York Democrat, who faces re-election in November, started a weekly video series today called “The State of New York” that will “recap the week’s news stories from across the state,”...

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Kasich Hopes to Rejoin ‘Old Dudes’ on TV

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has his sights set on returning to the media when his gig in politics is over. Kasich, a former congressman and Republican presidential candidate in 2000, hosted “Heartland with John Kasich” on Fox News from 2001...

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Crist Checks Reid’s Box with Cash

Charlie Crist has been busy lately. He’s running to unseat Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and promoting a just-released book chronicling his odyssey from lifelong Republican to independent to Democrat. He’s also been cutting a lot of campaign checks to...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks along side South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, second from left, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, during a news briefing for the Republican Governors Association 2013 annual conference on Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Adelson, Singer, Wexner Fund Christie-Led Republican Governors

Billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer and Les Wexner each gave more than $1 million in late 2013 to the Republican Governors Association led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino...

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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Michelle Kwan Skates Into Politics

Olympian Michelle Kwan skated into politics today. The two-time Olympic medalist figure skater and five-time world champion released a web video in support of her husband Clay Pell’s candidacy for governor of Rhode Island. The 60-second spot, which comes nine...

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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.

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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 Holds Lead Over Gov. Scott — Floridians Don’t See Second Term

Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has spent the past week unveiling his 2014 budget piece-by-piece, traveling around the state to announce $600 million in new tax cuts and boosts in spending for popular programs and social services. The public relations...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

Cuomo Raises $33 Million for Campaign He Isn’t Officially Running

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $33.3 million on hand for a re-election campaign that he hasn’t officially said he’s running. He also lacks an opponent so far. The 56-year-old Democrat raised more than $7 million since July, according to...

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