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Happy New Year!
that comparison is so offensive I don’t even know where to begin. To say nothing of the fact that Scott Brown’s not even from Boston! (unless they were taking a potshot at him by alluding to his time on Beacon Hill. hmm. maybe the Globe’s still on our team after all)
America will have its first Latina Governor. Gov. “One Tough Nerd” will be gov. Half of “Sandrew” will be Governor.
Globe awards Scott Brown the title of “Bostonian of the Year.”
The possibility that the GOP may elect a woman as national party chairman for just the second time in its history is raising that prospect for candidates for the party’s often-overlooked No. 2 post. That’s because RNC rules require the co-chairman to be of the opposite sex of the chairman.
I got all of them for the first time!
1: What “possible improbable” would you most like to see happen in politics? The kind of thing that most likely won’t happen, but there’s still a chance that it can. Something along the lines a brokered convention, or Michelle Bachmann being caught in a lesbian tryst with Katherine Harris.
2: If you could make any change to the way this country conducts elections what would it be? E.g. federal funded elections, parliamentary style democracy, proportional representation etc.
This is NOT a joke, he has actually conceded
Emanuel vs. Moseley Braun is gonna be one filthy, juicy run-off.
Special election coming January 18, as Branstad appointed the current state senator to head the Department of Public Safety. Republicans picked their candidate on December 30; Democrats will pick a candidate on January 3. It’s a Republican leaning district covering several rapidly growing suburbs/exurban areas in northern Polk County.
Happy 2011 SSP!
They have officially assumed office. Gov.-elect Rick Snyder is expected to succeed Gov. Jennifer Granholm in Michigan later today.
Happy Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, everyone!
Beats Elvis’s version hands down!
Note our own Teddy K’s (OR-Gov) exit interview….
Michigan now has a Gov. Snyder.
Are there any other governors to be sworn in this weekend? I know that the new Congress starts Monday, and then Florida gets Gov. Scott on Tuesday.
all of you Californian SSP’ers here’s the schedule for when Brown and all of the constitutional officers will be sworn in:
Governor Jerry Brown (D)
Controller John Chiang (D)
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D)
Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (D)*
Insurance commissioner Dave Jones (D)
Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D)
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D)**
*Technically a nonpartisan position but Torlakson is a Democrat.
**Newsom is delaying his swearing in until this date so a more moderate board of superiors (City Council) can be sworn in and they can appoint a more moderate mayor. Outgoing GOP Lt. Gov Abel Maldonado will remain lieutenant governor until Newsom is sworn in.
The great liberal revolt lasted about two weeks according to Gallup – 91% of liberal Democrats now approve of Obama’s job performance. Overall, still holding up remarkabley well all things considered. 47-45 positive today. In comparison at this point Bush II was at 63% while Clinton was at 40, Bush I at 58 and Reagan 41. And he went as low as 35 at the end of January 1983. All to play for.
houses in New Hampshire. Goodbye marriage equality.
Someone mentioned above about Puerto Rico becoming a state and getting representation in both the House and the Senate. I know a resolution was passed that Puerto Ricans could hold a vote to decide on their status…what ever became of that? Is that now a moot point with the new congress?
Is there any real likelihood of PR actually becoming a state in the near future? I’m sure that would cause a lot of strife in the House, as I believe it would be awarded 6 House districts based on population.
Who would be Governor of New York right now had Patterson appointed Andrew Cuomo Senator?
what is the lowest number where all districts of that number have congresscritters of the same party? (so for instance, 19 refers to CA-19, NY-19, TX-19, PA-19, IL-19, and FL-19, while 1 refers to the 1st district of every state.)
Bonus: what will that number be when the new congress convenes?
some political help. Can a Congressman serve in two offices at once? I do not think so. There is a huge wikipedia debate going on right now that I’m on the losing end of. Some users are changing all the dates on wikipedia articles of special Congressional election winners to say that they assumed office the day they won. I think it should be listed as the date they were sworn in. I know for a fact Marlin Stutzman didn’t resign from his Senate seat for at least a week after he won. I also know Garamendi didn’t resign from LG for at least a couple of days after leaving office. If I can prove that they couldn’t have served in both offices at the same time it would help my case. If anyone could get me a link I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Her letter to her supporters gives me the impression that she’s running again.
I really hope he decides to take on Inhofe. Getting a competitive Senatorial race in Oklahoma would be almost too good to be true.
I would say the same about Freudenthal in Wyoming, but he just took a job at UW so I think he’s out.
Probably not but interesting nonetheless. I guess he left plenty of wiggle room.
So Fred Upton thinks they’ll get close in their symbolic vote for HCR repeal.
They would need 290 if everyone voted. By my count there are only 14 Dems left who voted against it either time. Even if they all voted for repeal (which clearly they won’t) that makes 256. Sounds like setting themselves up for a fall, no?
When I go on Dave’s App, I like to listen to music for the usually two-hour-long endeavor for large states. I would imagine a lot of you do the same.
My question: what songs do you like to listen to while you redistrict?
I’ll start, I’ve been getting into The National. Been listening to their albums over and over while I redistrict.
It’s tomorrow, right? Does anyone know if it will be on C-SPAN, and what time?
So I was doing LA on DRA. I did the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th district. All but the 1st were over around 150, and the 1st was under less than 100. Then, after I finished the 6th, it was still 8,000 people under, and everything was assigned. How is this possible?
In CA SD-1, Republican Ted Gaines is running against Dem Ken Cooley for the seat of David Cox (R), who passed away on July 13.
In IA SD-48, Republican Ruth Smith faces off with Dem Joni Ernst, for Lt. Gov-Elect Kim Reynold’s (R) seat.
Here is a list of legislative special elections this year: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/in…
Gentry Collins is out, not that he ever looked like he was in a position to win. Iowa has had four previous RNC chairs; the last was pro-choice moderate Mary Louise Smith in the 1970s (still the only woman ever to have headed the RNC).
Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus looking like the favorite unless supporters of the also-rans coalesce around a different alternative to Steele.
of RNC members oppose Steele according to Politico. 88 out of 168 RNC members will not vote for him.
I forgot LeMieux was a senator and kept trying to put in the old senator from Florida’s name. And for some reason I couldn’t remember Sheldon Whitehouse’s name.
2 reps, 2 dems
After the new Congress is sworn in. The Senate one has Kirk, Coons, and Manchin, so I think they are updated.
in today’s Gallup tracker:
*Includes people who have not yet taken office, but will this month
Who is the youngest_____:
Female US Senator?
Female US Rep?
Statewide office holder?
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